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A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2019 6:04 AM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2019 10:46 AM

Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Today And Tonight... .Snow will continue to spread eastward into northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota late this morning and into western Wisconsin this afternoon. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected with significant visibility reductions. Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected in the heaviest band with amounts decreasing with northward extent across west central into central Wisconsin. Expect deteriorating travel through the day with roads becoming snow covered and slippery. Use extreme caution if you must travel this afternoon into tonight. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From noon today to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will 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 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: Blue Earth; Brown; Faribault; Freeborn; Lac Qui Parle; Martin; Nicollet; Redwood; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan; Yellow Medicine

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL IMPACT TRAVEL TODAY ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... .A Winter Storm Warning has been expanded north to include Lac Qui Parle, Nicollet, Waseca, and Steele counties. In addition, the Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded north to include Swift, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Carver, Scott, Dakota, and Goodhue counties. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 8 inches are likely in the warning area, along and south of a Madison, to Mankato, and Owatonna line. 2 or 5 inches of snow is expected in the advisory area, mainly along and south of an Appleton, to Glencoe, to Red Wing line. There will be a sharp gradient near the northern edge of the snow with little or nothing expected north of I-94. Snow is quickly spreading east across southern Minnesota this morning, with the heaviest snow expected this afternoon. Snow will slowly taper off this evening. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches.

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

* WHEN...Until 10 PM CST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous. If you travel, keep a charged cell phone, 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: Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow and Blowing Snow Today Into Saturday Morning... .A winter storm has begun to impact portions of Iowa. Forecast impacts are being realized as visibility has been reduced to 1/2 to 1 mile across areas of snow in northern Iowa. With snowfall rates/intensity expected to increase, expect these reduced visibilities to persist, and even worsen as the day goes on. Snow may have serious impacts to the Friday afternoon/evening commute in the Des Moines metro/Ames areas and points to the south and east of the DSM metro area where heavier snowfall rates are expected during the commute time period. Snowfall amounts have been lowered in western Iowa, though adverse impacts are still expected. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches expected.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Friday to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be hazardous due to snow covered and slick roads, and visibility restrictions due to falling snow and blowing snow. Blustery north to northeast winds will lead to blowing snow and significant visibility restrictions possibly down to 1/2 mile or less at times especially in rural, open areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and afternoon/evening commutes today.

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: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Today And Tonight... .Snow will continue to spread eastward into northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota late this morning and into western Wisconsin this afternoon. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected with significant visibility reductions. Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected in the heaviest band with amounts decreasing with northward extent across west central into central Wisconsin. Expect deteriorating travel through the day with roads becoming snow covered and slippery. Use extreme caution if you must travel this afternoon into tonight. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will 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 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: Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Today And Tonight... .Snow will continue to spread eastward into northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota late this morning and into western Wisconsin this afternoon. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected with significant visibility reductions. Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected in the heaviest band with amounts decreasing with northward extent across west central into central Wisconsin. Expect deteriorating travel through the day with roads becoming snow covered and slippery. Use extreme caution if you must travel this afternoon into tonight. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From noon today to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will 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 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: Adair; Adams; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Cass; Clarke; Dallas; Decatur; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin; Jasper; Madison; Marshall; Polk; Ringgold; Story; Tama; Taylor; Union; Warren

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow and Blowing Snow Today Into Saturday Morning... .A winter storm has begun to impact portions of Iowa. Forecast impacts are being realized as visibility has been reduced to 1/2 to 1 mile across areas of snow in northern Iowa. With snowfall rates/intensity expected to increase, expect these reduced visibilities to persist, and even worsen as the day goes on. Snow may have serious impacts to the Friday afternoon/evening commute in the Des Moines metro/Ames areas and points to the south and east of the DSM metro area where heavier snowfall rates are expected during the commute time period. Snowfall amounts have been lowered in western Iowa, though adverse impacts are still expected. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Lower totals west of I- 35 and higher totals expected east of I-35.

* WHERE...Central to southern Iowa.

* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be hazardous at times. Blustery north to northeast winds will lead to blowing snow and significant visibility restrictions. Brief periods of intense snowfall rates may also quickly reduce the visibility to around 1/2 mile or less at times. The hazardous conditions could seriously impact the afternoon/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.

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