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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.

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