StormTeam3: Winter Storm Watch Issued ahead of Tuesday snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch.

Posted: Nov 24, 2019 3:25 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2019 7:11 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch ahead of Tuesday evening's anticipated winter storm. The storm will begin Tuesday afternoon - evening, and end Wednesday morning.

There is the potential for areas to see 4-8 inches of snow accumulation overnight as the storm progresses. A top this, winds will be gusting between 35-45 mph, making for very hazardous driving conditions. These are potentially blizzard conditions that can be expected. Now is the time to begin considering contingency plans if you are expecting to travel Tuesday night and Wednesday. 

There is a possibility that the storm system tracks further south than anticipated. If so, this would greatly reduce snow accumulations, but strong and gusty wind could still be expected. 

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Anoka; Carver; Chisago; Dakota; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Isanti; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Ramsey; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Wright

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HOLIDAY TRAVEL COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... .A Winter Storm Watch is in effect Tuesday night and Wednesday morning east of a line from Canby, to St. Cloud, to Cambridge, Minnesota. This includes all of the Twin Cities metro, southern Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin. Snowfall totals of 6 or more inches are possible in the watch area. In addition, gusty northeast winds Tuesday night will shift to the northwest Wednesday, resulting in areas of blowing snow. Travel could be significantly impacted through at least Wednesday morning. Snow will develop across southern Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon and spread northeastward across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin Tuesday night. The snow may be heavy at times. Snow will end from west to east Wednesday morning, but blowing snow could continue into the afternoon. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 or more inches are possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could greatly impact holiday travel Tuesday night and Wednesday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a 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; Franklin; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow and Strong Winds Expected to Impact Portions of Northern and Western Iowa Late Tuesday into Early Wednesday... ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible along with strong winds. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. Highest amounts expected near the Minnesota border. Winds could gust of 35 to 45 mph will be possible.

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

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Near blizzard conditions may exist early Wednesday morning from the combination of falling snow and strong north winds. Be prepared very poor conditions early Wednesday morning in the watch area.

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm Targeting The Region... .A winter storm will be affecting the region Tuesday night and Wednesday with accumulating snow and gusty winds. The latest indications are that the storm could produce a 5-9" band of snow north and west of La Crosse, Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for those areas. However, the storm is still two days away and there is uncertainty on the storm track. Should the storm shift further north, snow amounts will be less. Slight variations in temperature could cause snow amounts to change as well. If you have travel plans Tuesday night or Wednesday, be sure to check on the latest forecasts as the storm approaches. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Floyd; Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm Targeting The Region... .A winter storm will be affecting the region Tuesday night and Wednesday with accumulating snow and gusty winds. The latest indications are that the storm could produce a 5-9" band of snow north and west of La Crosse, Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for those areas. However, the storm is still two days away and there is uncertainty on the storm track. Should the storm shift further north, snow amounts will be less. Slight variations in temperature could cause snow amounts to change as well. If you have travel plans Tuesday night or Wednesday, be sure to check on the latest forecasts as the storm approaches. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 125531

Reported Deaths: 2299
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin32544966
Ramsey13430347
Dakota9321134
Anoka8154148
Stearns544336
Washington530567
Scott320934
Olmsted308929
St. Louis268963
Wright229614
Nobles216416
Clay207343
Blue Earth19717
Carver17077
Rice15819
Kandiyohi15704
Sherburne156621
Mower149113
Winona119918
Lyon9286
Crow Wing91521
Waseca9119
Chisago8792
Benton8575
Beltrami7977
Otter Tail7726
Todd7323
Steele7242
Itasca68417
Nicollet68217
Freeborn6384
Morrison6296
Douglas6123
Martin58916
Le Sueur5855
McLeod5693
Watonwan5684
Goodhue51511
Pine5110
Becker5033
Polk5024
Isanti4953
Chippewa3973
Carlton3861
Dodge3660
Mille Lacs36010
Hubbard3352
Pipestone32816
Wabasha3270
Cass3205
Meeker3113
Rock3011
Brown3003
Yellow Medicine2675
Cottonwood2640
Murray2533
Redwood25011
Fillmore2380
Sibley2383
Renville23011
Faribault2130
Roseau1990
Jackson1981
Wadena1980
Unassigned19553
Swift1921
Kanabec18910
Houston1811
Stevens1681
Lincoln1670
Pennington1651
Koochiching1624
Aitkin1562
Pope1480
Big Stone1280
Wilkin1254
Lac qui Parle1242
Lake1050
Mahnomen971
Norman970
Grant904
Marshall881
Clearwater840
Red Lake592
Traverse530
Lake of the Woods421
Kittson270
Cook110

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 108620

Reported Deaths: 1562
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk18087283
Woodbury685392
Johnson566030
Black Hawk526596
Linn5114127
Dubuque476354
Scott410537
Story387418
Dallas331043
Pottawattamie299844
Sioux230414
Buena Vista220412
Marshall193736
Webster172814
Plymouth154426
Wapello147562
Clinton136926
Muscatine136158
Crawford132112
Cerro Gordo126323
Des Moines12409
Warren11596
Carroll10388
Jasper103034
Henry9865
Marion93510
Tama90737
Lee8819
Wright6951
Delaware6898
Dickinson6877
Boone6819
Mahaska63723
Bremer6239
Washington61111
Harrison5868
Jackson5393
Benton5211
Lyon5177
Louisa49415
Clay4884
Hamilton4513
Winneshiek4479
Winnebago44517
Hardin4315
Poweshiek43011
Kossuth4280
Floyd41811
Jones4133
Buchanan4033
Emmet40214
Cedar3935
Iowa3848
Franklin37518
Guthrie37215
Sac3694
Cherokee3682
Page3620
Clayton3533
Shelby3511
Butler3472
Fayette3462
Madison3442
Cass3402
Mills3391
Allamakee3358
Chickasaw3271
Clarke3163
Humboldt2993
Palo Alto2912
Hancock2864
Grundy2834
Calhoun2724
Howard2519
Osceola2480
Monroe24511
Mitchell2360
Monona2311
Taylor2252
Union2164
Pocahontas2112
Appanoose2063
Jefferson2031
Lucas1896
Fremont1821
Ida1792
Greene1740
Van Buren1622
Davis1584
Montgomery1585
Adair1431
Keokuk1421
Audubon1341
Worth1300
Decatur1290
Wayne1123
Ringgold822
Adams700
Unassigned50
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