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Winter Storm Watch issued for Feb 23-24: Heavy snow, winds reaching 45-50 mph predicted

Gusty winds combined with the icing could bring down tree branches and power lines.

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Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Adair; Adams; Audubon; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Cass; Dallas; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin; Madison; Marshall; Polk; Ringgold; Story; Taylor; Union; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Winter Storm Potential For Late Saturday Through Sunday... .A potent winter storm system will move through the southern Plains and lift northeastward across Iowa through the weekend. This system will bring many different types of weather to Iowa. Initially a period of icing is expected across northern Iowa Saturday afternoon with rain further south. As much colder air moves into Iowa Saturday night, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. A narrow band of heavy snow is expected to set up across portions of western, central and northern Iowa with this system. There may be tight gradient on the north and south sides of this narrow band of snow. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday. This will cause areas of blowing snow and potentially near-blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy wintry mixed precipitation Saturday evening changing over to all snow Saturday night is possible. Areas of blowing snow are possible late Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, locally higher amounts possible in a narrow band of snow that is expected to develop. Ice accumulations of a light glaze possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Southwest, central and northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times, especially in rural areas. Gusty winds and icing could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Winter Storm Potential For Late Saturday Through Sunday... .A potent winter storm system will move through the southern Plains and lift northeastward across Iowa through the weekend. This system will bring many different types of weather to Iowa. Initially a period of icing is expected across northern Iowa Saturday afternoon with rain further south. As much colder air moves into Iowa Saturday night, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. A narrow band of heavy snow is expected to set up across portions of western, central and northern Iowa with this system. There may be tight gradient on the north and south sides of this narrow band of snow. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday. This will cause areas of blowing snow and potentially near-blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy wintry mixed precipitation Saturday afternoon changing to all snow Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, locally higher amounts possible in a narrow band of snow that is expected to develop. Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...West central into north central Iowa.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to less than 1/2 mile at times. Gusty winds combined with the icing could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm Likely to Cause Travel Impacts this Weekend... .A strong winter storm is expected to move through the area Saturday night through Sunday, producing a band of heavy snow along with some light icing. Snowfall accumulations in the heaviest band are expected to be in the 4 to 9 inch range, though confidence in where the heaviest band will set up is somewhat low. In addition to the heavy snow, winds gusting as high as 45 mph are expected cause blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan ahead for travel impacts this weekend. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and light mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches and a light glaze of ice possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central to central Wisconsin, northeast Iowa, and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could also significantly reduce visibility.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm Likely to Cause Travel Impacts this Weekend... .A strong winter storm is expected to move through the area Saturday night through Sunday, producing a band of heavy snow along with some light icing. Snowfall accumulations in the heaviest band are expected to be in the 4 to 9 inch range, though confidence in where the heaviest band will set up is somewhat low. In addition to the heavy snow, winds gusting as high as 45 mph are expected cause blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan ahead for travel impacts this weekend. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and light mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches and a light glaze of ice possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central to central Wisconsin, northeast Iowa, and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could also significantly reduce visibility.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Rice; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HEAVY SNOW AND ACCUMULATING SNOW POSSIBLE FOR SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .A potent winter storm will arrive from the Plains Saturday and move into the Great Lakes on Sunday. Significant accumulating snow along with strong winds are possible over much of southeastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for areas along and east of a line from Rice Lake to New Richmond Wisconsin, continuing to Faribault to Blue Earth Minnesota. Snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are possible, along with wind gusts up to 45 mph. Areas of blowing snow along with the accumulating snow may lead to hazardous driving conditions. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow likely. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult and hazardous due to accumulating snow and blowing snow, producing slippery roads and reduced visibility.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 282916

Reported Deaths: 3359
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Hennepin605241095
Ramsey25467477
Anoka20172216
Dakota19573179
Washington12799108
Stearns1254793
Scott764754
St. Louis763197
Wright683036
Olmsted616033
Sherburne522339
Clay449655
Carver420912
Blue Earth379511
Rice377732
Kandiyohi365915
Crow Wing324131
Nobles298029
Chisago28838
Otter Tail273315
Benton269340
Winona251828
Mower239723
Polk230621
Douglas228929
Morrison215321
Lyon200011
McLeod19289
Beltrami190415
Goodhue180926
Becker178810
Steele17296
Itasca170524
Isanti170216
Todd167412
Carlton161310
Nicollet148223
Freeborn14195
Mille Lacs136530
Le Sueur135010
Waseca131811
Cass12368
Pine12216
Brown121110
Meeker11187
Roseau10143
Martin100620
Hubbard100022
Wabasha9351
Redwood82718
Dodge7980
Chippewa7907
Watonwan7884
Cottonwood7431
Renville73118
Sibley7224
Wadena7166
Aitkin69224
Rock6779
Pipestone67318
Houston6242
Fillmore6150
Yellow Medicine58211
Pennington5576
Murray5433
Kanabec54112
Swift5266
Pope4910
Faribault4901
Stevens4552
Clearwater4456
Marshall4377
Jackson4291
Lake3654
Unassigned35856
Koochiching3475
Wilkin3305
Lac qui Parle3213
Lincoln3171
Norman3166
Big Stone2801
Mahnomen2554
Grant2396
Red Lake1973
Kittson1876
Traverse1340
Lake of the Woods891
Cook600

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 216579

Reported Deaths: 2240
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk32244325
Linn13583162
Scott1055981
Black Hawk10541131
Woodbury9984116
Johnson920835
Dubuque886590
Story656619
Dallas611456
Pottawattamie589167
Sioux356425
Webster345831
Marshall339244
Cerro Gordo332342
Clinton312337
Buena Vista293514
Muscatine273968
Des Moines270616
Warren264810
Plymouth261938
Wapello244071
Jones225313
Jasper208440
Marion196719
Carroll192621
Lee191716
Bremer187212
Henry17257
Crawford170715
Benton162716
Tama149440
Jackson138511
Delaware137221
Washington135813
Boone130711
Dickinson128510
Mahaska123427
Wright11835
Buchanan11249
Clay10964
Hardin109310
Page10854
Hamilton10477
Clayton10455
Harrison102428
Calhoun10237
Cedar102213
Fayette10008
Mills9977
Floyd98614
Lyon9858
Kossuth9675
Poweshiek95512
Butler9375
Winneshiek91510
Iowa89611
Winnebago88023
Louisa82316
Hancock8217
Grundy81711
Sac8077
Chickasaw8014
Cherokee7814
Cass77221
Appanoose7509
Shelby7346
Allamakee73211
Guthrie72415
Humboldt7205
Mitchell7204
Union7166
Emmet71424
Franklin68820
Madison6614
Jefferson6441
Palo Alto6114
Unassigned5961
Keokuk5537
Pocahontas5442
Howard5089
Greene5070
Osceola5031
Clarke4644
Ida45510
Davis4415
Taylor4352
Montgomery43410
Monroe43112
Adair4218
Monona4032
Fremont3483
Van Buren3434
Worth3410
Lucas3166
Decatur3070
Wayne2896
Audubon2841
Ringgold1902
Adams1551
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