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: 37210

Reported Deaths: 1495
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin12048782
Ramsey4777222
Stearns231219
Dakota224890
Anoka2155107
Nobles16616
Olmsted107615
Washington104840
Mower9322
Rice8277
Scott6844
Clay58037
Kandiyohi5661
Wright4535
Blue Earth4422
Todd4002
Carver3611
Lyon3052
Sherburne3035
Freeborn2890
Steele2231
Watonwan2150
Benton2123
St. Louis17415
Martin1615
Nicollet15512
Cottonwood1340
Goodhue1278
Winona12015
Crow Wing10412
Pine1030
Chisago971
Otter Tail921
Le Sueur911
McLeod850
Carlton830
Dodge830
Unassigned8237
Polk812
Chippewa761
Isanti650
Itasca6412
Waseca620
Douglas610
Meeker591
Morrison591
Becker550
Jackson550
Faribault540
Murray540
Sibley532
Pennington510
Mille Lacs342
Brown312
Pipestone311
Wabasha310
Beltrami290
Rock290
Yellow Medicine290
Renville282
Fillmore270
Houston250
Swift211
Norman200
Wilkin203
Redwood170
Wadena150
Aitkin140
Big Stone140
Cass142
Kanabec141
Koochiching141
Marshall120
Grant100
Lincoln100
Pope100
Roseau100
Clearwater70
Mahnomen71
Lake60
Hubbard50
Traverse50
Lac qui Parle40
Stevens40
Red Lake30
Kittson20
Cook10
Lake of the Woods00

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30173

Reported Deaths: 718
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk6275178
Woodbury320144
Black Hawk218058
Buena Vista170511
Linn123882
Johnson12318
Dallas122329
Marshall103519
Story7463
Pottawattamie71911
Scott70410
Wapello70230
Crawford6752
Muscatine62444
Dubuque60922
Sioux4610
Tama45829
Wright3771
Louisa36013
Jasper32117
Plymouth3134
Dickinson2592
Warren2581
Washington2349
Hamilton1871
Webster1702
Boone1421
Cerro Gordo1381
Clarke1272
Clay1270
Allamakee1264
Mahaska11517
Shelby1110
Clinton1041
Poweshiek1048
Pocahontas931
Carroll911
Bremer906
Des Moines862
Henry853
Franklin840
Cedar801
Taylor790
Emmet780
Cherokee751
Monona740
Floyd682
Marion680
Hardin650
Guthrie644
Sac630
Benton621
Jefferson580
Osceola580
Jones560
Harrison530
Humboldt531
Butler522
Buchanan511
Iowa510
Lee502
Monroe506
Hancock490
Calhoun482
Delaware481
Lyon400
Madison402
Clayton393
Davis391
Mills360
Palo Alto360
Winneshiek360
Grundy350
Fayette340
Mitchell340
Kossuth330
Lucas304
Greene280
Howard280
Chickasaw270
Jackson270
Union270
Winnebago270
Ida230
Cass210
Appanoose203
Keokuk201
Page200
Van Buren190
Audubon161
Adair150
Ringgold150
Worth150
Decatur110
Montgomery102
Wayne90
Adams80
Fremont70
Unassigned70
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