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Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 6:10 AM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2018 1:32 PM

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Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Adair; Audubon; Boone; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Cerro Gordo; Dallas; Franklin; Greene; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Webster; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Winter Storm Continues over Central Iowa... .Much of the precipitation has changed over to snow, except over the southeastern portion of the forecast area. All snow is expected by early this afternoon. A band of heavier snow has formed over southeast Nebraska into western Iowa and will move into north central Iowa. This band may have snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour along and northwest of a line from Atlantic to Mason City. Winds from the northwest have increased to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts are causing blowing snow. Snowfall will end from southwest to northeast across central Iowa this afternoon. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions including reduced visibility from falling and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of west central into north central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow with visibility reduction below one half mile common on Thursday morning. Cold wind chills of 10 to 20 below may cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Very Slippery Roads This Morning... .Plunging temperatures this morning have caused wet roadways to become very slippery across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin this morning. Light wintry precipitation will continue across much of the area this afternoon. A heavier band of snow is forecast to impact areas from near Charles City, IA to Rochester, MN to Medford, WI during the early and mid afternoon hours. Snow totals in this band will range from 2 to 5 inches. Blowing and drifting snow in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. These winds will have the greatest impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and western and north central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Crawford; Emmet; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Winnebago

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Winter Storm Continues over Central Iowa... .Much of the precipitation has changed over to snow, except over the southeastern portion of the forecast area. All snow is expected by early this afternoon. A band of heavier snow has formed over southeast Nebraska into western Iowa and will move into north central Iowa. This band may have snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour along and northwest of a line from Atlantic to Mason City. Winds from the northwest have increased to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts are causing blowing snow. Snowfall will end from southwest to northeast across central Iowa this afternoon. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions. Additional snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Very Slippery Roads This Morning... .Plunging temperatures this morning have caused wet roadways to become very slippery across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin this morning. Light wintry precipitation will continue across much of the area this afternoon. A heavier band of snow is forecast to impact areas from near Charles City, IA to Rochester, MN to Medford, WI during the early and mid afternoon hours. Snow totals in this band will range from 2 to 5 inches. Blowing and drifting snow in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. These winds will have the greatest impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and western and north central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Freeborn; Goodhue; Steele

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS LIKELY THIS MORNING... .A glazing of ice due to temperatures plummeting below freezing combined with residual moisture on the roads will lead to a slow morning commute. Areas of freezing drizzle will also be possible, followed by accumulating snow. Snowfall accumulations will be the highest in west central Wisconsin, where accumulations of 4 to 5 inches are expected from near Eau Claire to Ladysmith. Outside of this area accumulations will be lower, with 1 to 3 inches expected. Strong northwest winds will occur today as well. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 mph. This will result in areas of blowing snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Minnesota portion of the area until Noon, and in west central Wisconsin until 6 PM. Wind chills will dip to around 25 degrees below colder later today and tonight across much of central and south central Minnesota. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle will transition to snow and blowing snow. Plan on slippery road conditions due to light ice accumulations. In addition, areas of poor visibility are possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches in west central Wisconsin.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and south central and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.

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