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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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Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 318763

Reported Deaths: 3652
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Hennepin673361116
Ramsey28256505
Anoka22583228
Dakota22414190
Washington14207116
Stearns13976117
St. Louis8991112
Scott859755
Wright795543
Olmsted681134
Sherburne601541
Clay508957
Carver486215
Kandiyohi420522
Rice419237
Blue Earth418016
Crow Wing364034
Otter Tail321723
Chisago315612
Nobles309930
Benton305751
Winona284830
Douglas266837
Mower265823
Polk261224
Morrison233829
Lyon223011
Beltrami219218
McLeod217914
Becker209416
Goodhue208428
Steele19917
Isanti194217
Itasca193923
Carlton191316
Todd182514
Nicollet164026
Mille Lacs157031
Freeborn15546
Le Sueur148811
Cass146010
Brown145715
Waseca139811
Pine13958
Meeker13289
Roseau12194
Martin117420
Hubbard115725
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Chippewa9147
Cottonwood8964
Renville89529
Dodge8700
Watonwan8634
Wadena8156
Sibley8004
Rock7889
Aitkin77830
Pipestone74118
Fillmore7240
Houston7134
Yellow Medicine66512
Pennington6638
Kanabec62713
Swift5998
Murray5953
Faribault5732
Pope5531
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Marshall5059
Jackson4961
Lake4326
Koochiching3996
Wilkin3925
Lac qui Parle3863
Unassigned38559
Lincoln3651
Norman3537
Big Stone3242
Mahnomen3044
Grant2806
Kittson2298
Red Lake2163
Traverse1491
Lake of the Woods1011
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Iowa Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 229327

Reported Deaths: 2395
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk33896336
Linn14340166
Scott1132587
Black Hawk10968137
Woodbury10428129
Johnson964137
Dubuque927491
Story684522
Pottawattamie644070
Dallas641757
Sioux372725
Webster363936
Cerro Gordo359046
Marshall351246
Clinton333844
Buena Vista307314
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Warren283214
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Wapello257372
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Jasper224344
Marion206821
Lee205017
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Bremer196712
Henry18417
Crawford176916
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Washington146215
Delaware144921
Dickinson140311
Boone138311
Mahaska127927
Wright12706
Clay11924
Buchanan118510
Hardin116510
Page11524
Hamilton11429
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Cedar109313
Harrison108630
Kossuth10847
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Fayette105610
Lyon10538
Butler10266
Poweshiek99713
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Iowa97612
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Cherokee9014
Hancock8737
Sac8738
Grundy87111
Louisa86818
Chickasaw8664
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Cass81823
Mitchell8035
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Jefferson7252
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