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Ready for a repeat? Winter Storm Watch issued for north Iowa, southern Minnesota

Heavy snow, total accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019 6:38 AM
Updated: Feb. 18, 2019 3:45 PM

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Le Sueur; Martin; Rice; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...Heavy snow possible from south central Minnesota through west- central late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening... .Accumulating snow is expected to begin late Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday afternoon and evening. The heaviest snowfall is expected Wednesday morning. While confidence is still somewhat low in where the heaviest snow will fall and in what amounts, the highest confidence for accumulations of 5-7 inches looks to be from south- central Minnesota through west- central Wisconsin. Snowfall is anticipated to particularly impact Wednesday morning's commute, with additional impacts possible during the evening commute across portions of east- central Minnesota and west- central Wisconsin.. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible.

* WHERE...Portions of south central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

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: Butler; Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Winter Storm Late Tuesday Into Wednesday... .Yet another winter storm will impact much of Iowa from late Tuesday into Wednesday as the recent active weather pattern continues. Snow will develop over southwestern Iowa late Tuesday afternoon and quickly move northeast during the evening and early nighttime hours, falling heavily at times through the night before gradually tapering off and moving out on Wednesday. Although winds will remain fairly light, visibility will be significantly reduced during periods of intense snowfall and road conditions will rapidly deteriorate Tuesday night. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow, total accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible.

* WHERE...Much of Iowa, including north central areas of the state.

* WHEN...From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Winds will remain fairly light, but intense snowfall rates may result in considerable visibility restrictions, with road conditions deteriorating rapidly Tuesday night. Hazardous travel conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

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; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Another Round Of Snow...Impacts To Wed Morning Commute... .More snow is on tap for the region from late Tuesday night through Wednesday. A few inches could already been on the ground by the time of the morning commute, with inch per hour rates and reduced visibilities probable. Currently 4 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Small changes in the storm track could shift where the heavier snow bands setup, but snow covered, slippery travel Wednesday morning still looks likely. Be prepared for these impacts and plan your travel accordingly. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible.

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

* WHEN...From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

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: Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Another Round Of Snow...Impacts To Wed Morning Commute... .More snow is on tap for the region from late Tuesday night through Wednesday. A few inches could already been on the ground by the time of the morning commute, with inch per hour rates and reduced visibilities probable. Currently 4 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Small changes in the storm track could shift where the heavier snow bands setup, but snow covered, slippery travel Wednesday morning still looks likely. Be prepared for these impacts and plan your travel accordingly. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible.

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

* WHEN...From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

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.

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