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Winter Storm Warning issued for entire viewing area

A winter storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the area Friday afternoon through Saturday.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 1:20 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2020 6:42 PM

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm To Impact The Area Friday Through Saturday... .A winter storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the area Friday afternoon through Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches near and north of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, to 3 to 5 inches farther south across southwest and central Wisconsin. In addition, a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow will be possible Friday night into early Saturday morning. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible south of Interstate 90, with a glaze of ice possible elsewhere. Strong northwest winds Saturday afternoon may lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across open areas of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Kossuth; Marshall; Tama; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow, Freezing Rain, and Wind Friday into Saturday... .Snowfall returns Friday morning as a strong low pressure system takes aim on the region. The snow may be heavy at times during the morning and afternoon hours before transitioning to freezing rain or drizzle by late afternoon and evening. Highest snowfall accumulations nearing 6 inches will reside in north central Iowa with lesser amounts of 3 to 4 inches further south, followed by icing amounts of around a tenth of an inch through Friday night. A strong cold front sweeps through Saturday morning, bringing with it very strong winds, falling temperatures, and possibly some additional light snowfall. Winds switch to out of the northwest and gust up to 40 to 50 mph during the morning hours Saturday, then remain windy through the remainder of the day. This could lead to periods of near blizzard conditions in parts of central and north central Iowa. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Highest snowfall accumulations in north central Iowa. South winds gusting gusting up to 25 to 25 mph Friday. Stronger northwest wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...Parts of central into north central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 11 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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; Chippewa; Faribault; Freeborn; Lac Qui Parle; Martin; Redwood; Renville; Stevens; Swift; Watonwan; Yellow Medicine

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...WINTER STORM WARNING HEAVY SNOW ON FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY STRONG WIND AND BLOWING SNOW ON SATURDAY WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE IN WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... .Moderate to heavy snow will develop across western Minnesota Friday morning and move through eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Friday afternoon and continue through Friday evening. Most of the snow will fall late Friday morning into Friday evening. Currently, 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected across much of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Snow will taper off Friday night, but on Saturday northwest winds will increase and lead to significant blowing and drifting snow. In addition, falling temperatures will lead to icy roads. Farther west, blizzard conditions are possible in open areas of western into southern Minnesota. If the forecast winds of 40 to 45 mph remain on track, an upgrade to a blizzard warning is likely for Saturday across western and southern Minnesota. This storm will impact travel. Moderate to heavy snow will lead to snow-covered roads on Friday. Strong winds and falling temperatures will lead to blowing snow and drifting on Saturday. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches on Friday. Northwest winds gusting as high as 45 mph with blizzard conditions possible on Saturday.

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

* WHEN...From 8 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm To Impact The Area Friday Through Saturday... .A winter storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the area Friday afternoon through Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches near and north of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, to 3 to 5 inches farther south across southwest and central Wisconsin. In addition, a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow will be possible Friday night into early Saturday morning. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible south of Interstate 90, with a glaze of ice possible elsewhere. Strong northwest winds Saturday afternoon may lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across open areas of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 124439

Reported Deaths: 2292
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin32336965
Ramsey13342347
Dakota9251133
Anoka8093148
Stearns537035
Washington525967
Scott318534
Olmsted307029
St. Louis264763
Wright227614
Nobles214016
Clay203243
Blue Earth19707
Carver16957
Rice15789
Sherburne156221
Kandiyohi15494
Mower148912
Winona118918
Lyon9256
Waseca9129
Crow Wing87921
Chisago8552
Benton8415
Beltrami7687
Otter Tail7436
Todd7232
Steele7212
Itasca67617
Nicollet67317
Freeborn6324
Morrison6076
Douglas6043
Martin58616
Le Sueur5855
McLeod5703
Watonwan5674
Goodhue51111
Pine5090
Polk4924
Becker4893
Isanti4873
Chippewa3793
Carlton3781
Dodge3620
Mille Lacs3528
Pipestone32616
Wabasha3230
Cass3115
Hubbard3092
Meeker3073
Brown2983
Rock2971
Unassigned26553
Yellow Medicine2655
Cottonwood2620
Redwood25011
Murray2483
Fillmore2380
Sibley2383
Renville22911
Faribault2090
Jackson1951
Roseau1930
Swift1921
Wadena1880
Kanabec18610
Houston1811
Stevens1681
Lincoln1650
Pennington1631
Koochiching1624
Aitkin1542
Pope1480
Big Stone1270
Wilkin1244
Lac qui Parle1232
Lake1030
Mahnomen941
Norman940
Grant894
Marshall871
Clearwater760
Red Lake602
Traverse530
Lake of the Woods421
Kittson270
Cook110

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 107481

Reported Deaths: 1537
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk17984282
Woodbury682088
Johnson563830
Black Hawk519196
Linn5047126
Dubuque467952
Scott404134
Story385317
Dallas329143
Pottawattamie295644
Sioux229712
Buena Vista220012
Marshall192636
Webster170014
Plymouth153925
Wapello147162
Clinton135525
Muscatine133958
Crawford130912
Cerro Gordo124923
Des Moines12139
Warren11496
Carroll10288
Jasper102034
Henry9785
Marion92410
Tama90037
Lee8719
Wright6871
Dickinson6847
Delaware6798
Boone6778
Mahaska61422
Bremer6128
Washington61011
Harrison5768
Jackson5283
Lyon5147
Benton5031
Louisa49115
Clay4844
Hamilton4433
Winnebago43716
Winneshiek4339
Hardin4285
Poweshiek42811
Kossuth4220
Floyd41511
Jones4113
Emmet39914
Buchanan3933
Cedar3855
Iowa3776
Franklin37318
Guthrie36914
Cherokee3652
Sac3643
Clayton3503
Page3470
Butler3442
Shelby3441
Madison3432
Fayette3412
Mills3361
Allamakee3278
Chickasaw3221
Clarke3123
Cass3052
Humboldt2913
Palo Alto2861
Hancock2814
Grundy2804
Calhoun2644
Osceola2480
Howard2479
Monroe23811
Mitchell2300
Monona2281
Taylor2202
Pocahontas2092
Union2094
Appanoose2013
Jefferson1901
Lucas1866
Fremont1781
Ida1772
Greene1730
Van Buren1572
Davis1554
Montgomery1555
Keokuk1401
Adair1331
Audubon1291
Decatur1290
Worth1270
Wayne1123
Ringgold822
Adams670
Unassigned190
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