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Winter Storm Warning issued throughout viewing area

Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of inch are possible

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018 6:14 AM
Updated: Apr. 18, 2018 5:38 AM

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Wednesday... .Snow spreads in from the west and southwest this morning, exiting east this evening. Totals will range from 2 to 8 inches, with the higher amounts across northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected south of Interstate 90 from mid morning into early afternoon. Roads will become snow covered, slippery to hazardous, especially during heavier snowfall. The morning commute could be impacted across portions of northeast Iowa, with impacts becoming more widespread for the evening commute. There may still be some shifts in the storm track which will dictate precipitation types and where the higher amounts will fall. Pay close attention to the latest forecasts for updates. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected.

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

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. 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; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Fast Moving Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Through This Evening... .A strong late winter storm will impact Iowa through today. Moderate to heavy snowfall with thundersnow a times is expected across the northern half of Iowa. A wintry mix of precipitation is expected on the southern edge into portions of central Iowa as well. The system should pass east by Wednesday evening with improving conditions during the late evening hours. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. A few areas of thundersnow are possible and may bring a period of heavier snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central and Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Emmet; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Fast Moving Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Through This Evening... .A strong late winter storm will impact Iowa through today. Moderate to heavy snowfall with thundersnow a times is expected across the northern half of Iowa. A wintry mix of precipitation is expected on the southern edge into portions of central Iowa as well. The system should pass east by Wednesday evening with improving conditions during the late evening hours. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. A few areas of thundersnow are possible and may bring a period of heavier snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Wednesday... .Snow spreads in from the west and southwest this morning, exiting east this evening. Totals will range from 2 to 8 inches, with the higher amounts across northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected south of Interstate 90 from mid morning into early afternoon. Roads will become snow covered, slippery to hazardous, especially during heavier snowfall. The morning commute could be impacted across portions of northeast Iowa, with impacts becoming more widespread for the evening commute. There may still be some shifts in the storm track which will dictate precipitation types and where the higher amounts will fall. Pay close attention to the latest forecasts for updates. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Dodge and Olmsted Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect reduced visibilities at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TODAY... .Another round of snow is expected across southern Minnesota Wednesday. The heaviest snow will occur over far southern Minnesota with 5 to 7 inches expected over far southern Minnesota adjacent to the Iowa border. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour are possible in this area this morning into the early afternoon hours. Generally 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected a tier north of the Interstate 90 corridor. The snow is expected to diminish this afternoon through this evening. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through this evening for Martin, Faribault and Freeborn counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through this evening for Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca and Steele counties. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Faribault and Freeborn Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

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: Fillmore; Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Hazardous Travel Wednesday... .Snow spreads in from the west and southwest this morning, exiting east this evening. Totals will range from 2 to 8 inches, with the higher amounts across northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected south of Interstate 90 from mid morning into early afternoon. Roads will become snow covered, slippery to hazardous, especially during heavier snowfall. The morning commute could be impacted across portions of northeast Iowa, with impacts becoming more widespread for the evening commute. There may still be some shifts in the storm track which will dictate precipitation types and where the higher amounts will fall. Pay close attention to the latest forecasts for updates. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected.

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

* WHEN...From 7 AM this morning to 1 AM CDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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