The latest: 6 inches of snow reported for many locations in viewing area

Areas of snow will begin to taper off from south to north through the afternoon hours.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2019 6:21 AM
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019 2:48 PM

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Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Grundy; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Tama; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow To End This Afternoon... .Areas of snow will begin to taper off from south to north through the afternoon hours. Any additional accumulations will be around an inch or less in most locations across northern Iowa. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow and some blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation of 1 inch or less.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery and snow covered roads. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

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 the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sibley; Stearns; Steele; Swift; Waseca; Watonwan; Wright; Yellow Med

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...HEAVY SNOW TO CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN INTO THIS EVENING... .A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin into this evening. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 10 inches can be expected with very intense 1 to 2 inch per hour accumulations occurring at times during the storm leading to very low visibility. Snowfall will diminish from the southwest later this afternoon and evening but will still have major impacts on the evening rush hour, and evening school events. Dangerous travel conditions can be expected due to snow and ice covered roads and restricted visibilities. Slow down and plan for plenty of extra travel time. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult through this evening, with major impacts to travel for the afternoon Twin Cities rush hour and all evening school activities and sporting events.

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: Chickasaw; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Continues... .Snow continues to impact the area this morning with snow covered roads leading to hazardous travel. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches have been reported so far, with the highest amounts over parts of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. Additional bands of moderate to at times heavy snow will impact the region through late morning. Freezing drizzle may mix with the snow at times over parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Some drifting snow is also expected in open areas. The snow will gradually taper off during the afternoon from the southwest. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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 Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Continues... .Snow continues to impact the area this morning with snow covered roads leading to hazardous travel. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches have been reported so far, with the highest amounts over parts of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. Additional bands of moderate to at times heavy snow will impact the region through late morning. Freezing drizzle may mix with the snow at times over parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Some drifting snow is also expected in open areas. The snow will gradually taper off during the afternoon from the southwest. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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 Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.

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