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We're tracking blizzard conditions throughout the day after significant snowfall

Northwest wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will reduce visibilities below one quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow.

Posted: Feb 24, 2019 7:25 AM
Updated: Feb 24, 2019 9:02 AM

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Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Adair; Adams; Audubon; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Dallas; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Story; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Significant Blowing Snow to Produce Ground Blizzard North and West of Des Moines Today... .Even though snow accumulations have ended, very strong northwest winds will continue to produce ground blizzard conditions today in areas north and west of Des Moines. Visibilities will be reduced to less than one quarter of a mile, especially over open and rural areas. Areas that received lesser snowfall last night will see blowing snow impacts as well, just not as significant as where snowfall was heavier in western and northern Iowa. Travel will be very difficult and potentially dangerous today. Winds will begin weakening later this afternoon. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Ground blizzard. Northwest wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will reduce visibilities below one quarter mile in blowing and drifting snow. Localized whiteout conditions expected especially in open rural areas.

* WHERE...West central and northern Iowa.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be dangerous. Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Strong winds could bring down tree branches and cause isolated power outages. Weak flat roof structures may be damaged by the combination of new snow and existing snowpack in areas that receive the highest snowfall totals.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Martin; Rice; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM CONTINUES TODAY AS WINDS INCREASE WITH WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW... .A Blizzard Warning will continue through Sunday afternoon for most locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin along and south of I- 94. This includes southern portions of the Twin Cities metro, away from more suburban areas, as well as Ladysmith, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire Wisconsin. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Sunday afternoon from the core of the Twin Cities metro northward along I-35 including Polk and Barron counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the counties north of I-94 and west of I-35. Snow will end across Wisconsin this morning but winds will increase after sunrise. Wind gusts near 50 mph are expected, which will result in widespread whiteout conditions in the Blizzard Warning area. Travel will be very dangerous or impossible as roads become drifted shut. Road closures have been reported. DO NOT TRAVEL. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Additional snowfall of up to an inch with increasing winds. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult with some roads becoming impassable. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. 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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Developing...AVOID Travel If You Can... .Blizzard conditions are developing across parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa early this morning with winds already gusting to 45 mph. The winds will continue to strengthen and move into western and central Wisconsin later this morning. Gusts as high as 55 mph are expected. As for snow, the bulk of the accumulating snows have shifting into and north of the Interstate 94 corridor. An additional 1 to 2 inches are expected in these areas, ending later this morning. The combination of wind and recent heavy snow will create potentially life threatening conditions if precautions are not taken. White-outs will occur in open areas. Many roads are already closed with more drifting snow through the day. State DOTs are recommending NO travel across most of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota into portions of northwest Wisconsin. Do NOT travel in these areas unless of dire emergency. If you do, and get stuck - emergency services may not be able to reach you for a long time. Stay in your vehicle. In addition, the winds could cause tree damage and possibly power outages. Respect this storm. Stay safe. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions developing. Winds gusting as high as 50 to 55 mph.

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

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be difficult to impossible, with road closures likely. Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. White-out conditions at times. Strong winds could bring down tree branches.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. 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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions Developing...AVOID Travel If You Can... .Blizzard conditions are developing across parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa early this morning with winds already gusting to 45 mph. The winds will continue to strengthen and move into western and central Wisconsin later this morning. Gusts as high as 55 mph are expected. As for snow, the bulk of the accumulating snows have shifting into and north of the Interstate 94 corridor. An additional 1 to 2 inches are expected in these areas, ending later this morning. The combination of wind and recent heavy snow will create potentially life threatening conditions if precautions are not taken. White-outs will occur in open areas. Many roads are already closed with more drifting snow through the day. State DOTs are recommending NO travel across most of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota into portions of northwest Wisconsin. Do NOT travel in these areas unless of dire emergency. If you do, and get stuck - emergency services may not be able to reach you for a long time. Stay in your vehicle. In addition, the winds could cause tree damage and possibly power outages. Respect this storm. Stay safe. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions developing. Winds gusting as high as 50 to 55 mph.

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

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be difficult to impossible, with road closures likely. Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. White-out conditions at times. Strong winds could bring down tree branches.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. 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.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 609810

Reported Deaths: 7746
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1263481799
Ramsey53049910
Dakota47251475
Anoka43239465
Washington27676296
Stearns22670227
St. Louis18260319
Scott17701139
Wright16528153
Olmsted13517103
Sherburne1213096
Carver1074649
Clay829692
Rice8252111
Blue Earth770744
Crow Wing688599
Kandiyohi670085
Chisago627054
Otter Tail590687
Benton585398
Goodhue485674
Douglas478481
Mower477633
Winona463752
Itasca462768
Isanti446066
McLeod434361
Morrison427962
Beltrami410263
Nobles410050
Steele400819
Polk390872
Becker389357
Lyon365254
Carlton356958
Freeborn351134
Pine337623
Nicollet334245
Mille Lacs314956
Brown308840
Le Sueur299727
Cass288233
Todd288233
Meeker266044
Waseca240823
Martin237033
Roseau212421
Wabasha20843
Hubbard198041
Dodge18973
Renville183446
Redwood178141
Houston175516
Cottonwood168224
Wadena165023
Fillmore159210
Faribault156920
Chippewa154038
Pennington153820
Kanabec147828
Sibley147310
Aitkin139237
Watonwan13619
Rock129019
Jackson123112
Pipestone117126
Yellow Medicine115320
Pope11396
Swift107518
Murray107410
Koochiching96819
Stevens92611
Clearwater89217
Marshall88817
Lake84520
Wilkin83813
Lac qui Parle76122
Big Stone6094
Grant5958
Lincoln5863
Mahnomen5669
Norman5509
Kittson49122
Unassigned48293
Red Lake4037
Traverse3825
Lake of the Woods3484
Cook1740

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 374664

Reported Deaths: 6109
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk58891646
Linn21448342
Scott20426250
Black Hawk16680319
Woodbury15319230
Johnson1473686
Dubuque13595213
Dallas1144099
Pottawattamie11307177
Story1082848
Warren592092
Clinton564393
Cerro Gordo562297
Webster538996
Sioux519174
Muscatine4920106
Marshall491479
Des Moines478275
Jasper452073
Wapello4366123
Buena Vista431040
Plymouth404982
Lee392658
Marion369177
Jones301257
Henry301037
Bremer292763
Carroll286252
Boone271234
Crawford270841
Benton262755
Washington259851
Dickinson250745
Mahaska232551
Jackson225842
Kossuth219166
Clay217327
Tama213372
Delaware211743
Winneshiek200636
Buchanan196734
Page195422
Cedar192923
Hardin191144
Wright189140
Fayette188243
Hamilton186851
Harrison181973
Clayton173057
Butler167835
Madison167719
Floyd164642
Mills163824
Cherokee161538
Lyon160941
Poweshiek159036
Allamakee155552
Hancock153134
Iowa148324
Winnebago145731
Calhoun143113
Cass140855
Grundy139333
Emmet136741
Jefferson134535
Sac132620
Shelby131838
Louisa130249
Union129535
Appanoose128049
Franklin127823
Mitchell127243
Chickasaw125717
Guthrie124532
Humboldt124526
Palo Alto114924
Montgomery106738
Howard105322
Clarke102424
Monroe100633
Keokuk99932
Ida92735
Adair89632
Davis86825
Pocahontas86822
Monona85931
Greene79111
Osceola79017
Lucas77423
Worth7568
Taylor67112
Decatur6629
Fremont64810
Ringgold56824
Van Buren56718
Wayne56323
Audubon52913
Adams3494
Unassigned90
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