Update: Nearly a foot of snow expected in some areas

Storm total snow amounts should range from 6 to 10 inches along and north of US Highway 18...with a few totals near one foot possible.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 5:50 AM
Updated: Apr 18, 2018 12:27 PM

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Occurring In North-Central And Northeast Iowa... .At 1030 AM, an intense band of snow continued over north- central and northeast Iowa quickly reducing the visibility to near zero. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible. Mason City Iowa already reported 3.3 inches of snow this morning under this heavy band. The band is only one to two counties wide so if you are traveling into this band you will go from good driving conditions to hazardous with snow covered roads and near zero visibility. Slow down if you have to travel and be ready for these conditions. Look for the snow to spread into southeast Minnesota and far southwest Wisconsin through late morning. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

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

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Through This Evening... .A strong late winter storm will impact Iowa through this evening. Moderate to heavy snowfall will continue across northern Iowa with snowfall rates of 1 inch per possible at times...and visibility reduced below one quarter mile. Further south...a wintry mix of precipitation including freezing drizzle and sleet is expected across central and east-central Iowa this morning before transitioning back to snow by early afternoon. The system will move east this evening with improving conditions during the late evening hours. Storm total snow amounts should range from 6 to 10 inches along and north of US Highway 18...with a few totals near one foot possible. Totals will lessen to the south with 1 to 3 inches along US Highway 30 to a trace south of Interstate 80. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and mixed precipitation. Freezing drizzle for a time thru mid-morning across Butler, Bremer, and Blackhawk counties. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times below one quarter of a mile. Snowfall rates of one inch per hour likely.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Emmet; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Through This Evening... .A strong late winter storm will impact Iowa through this evening. Moderate to heavy snowfall will continue across northern Iowa with snowfall rates of 1 inch per possible at times...and visibility reduced below one quarter mile. Further south...a wintry mix of precipitation including freezing drizzle and sleet is expected across central and east-central Iowa this morning before transitioning back to snow by early afternoon. The system will move east this evening with improving conditions during the late evening hours. Storm total snow amounts should range from 6 to 10 inches along and north of US Highway 18...with a few totals near one foot possible. Totals will lessen to the south with 1 to 3 inches along US Highway 30 to a trace south of Interstate 80. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and brief period of mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and a light glaze of ice expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times to one quarter mile. Snowfall rates of one inch per hour at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. 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; Olmsted; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Occurring In North-Central And Northeast Iowa... .At 1030 AM, an intense band of snow continued over north- central and northeast Iowa quickly reducing the visibility to near zero. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible. Mason City Iowa already reported 3.3 inches of snow this morning under this heavy band. The band is only one to two counties wide so if you are traveling into this band you will go from good driving conditions to hazardous with snow covered roads and near zero visibility. Slow down if you have to travel and be ready for these conditions. Look for the snow to spread into southeast Minnesota and far southwest Wisconsin through late morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Dodge, Olmsted and Winona Counties.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect reduced visibilities at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect 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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TODAY... .The heaviest snow today will occur over far southern Minnesota with 5 to 7 inches expected over far southern Minnesota adjacent to the Iowa border. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour are possible in this area into the early afternoon hours. Generally 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected a tier of counties north of the Interstate 90 corridor. The snow is expected to diminish early this evening. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through this evening for Martin, Faribault and Freeborn counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through this evening for Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca and Steele counties. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Faribault and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. 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.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Occurring In North-Central And Northeast Iowa... .At 1030 AM, an intense band of snow continued over north- central and northeast Iowa quickly reducing the visibility to near zero. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible. Mason City Iowa already reported 3.3 inches of snow this morning under this heavy band. The band is only one to two counties wide so if you are traveling into this band you will go from good driving conditions to hazardous with snow covered roads and near zero visibility. Slow down if you have to travel and be ready for these conditions. Look for the snow to spread into southeast Minnesota and far southwest Wisconsin through late morning. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

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

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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