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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Confirmed Cases: 61839

Reported Deaths: 1707
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Ramsey7717268
Dakota4507106
Anoka3752115
Stearns290920
Washington216345
Nobles17686
Olmsted176723
Scott159020
Mower11052
Rice10388
Blue Earth9325
Wright8975
Carver8783
Clay78840
Sherburne7328
Kandiyohi7021
St. Louis57319
Todd4292
Lyon4253
Freeborn3601
Steele3512
Nicollet34713
Watonwan3230
Benton3203
Winona26416
Beltrami2440
Crow Wing23814
Le Sueur2261
Martin2095
Chisago2041
McLeod2020
Goodhue1999
Otter Tail1983
Cottonwood1780
Becker1611
Pipestone1589
Polk1554
Waseca1490
Itasca14612
Douglas1441
Carlton1420
Unassigned13141
Dodge1290
Isanti1290
Pine1290
Murray1241
Chippewa1071
Morrison931
Wabasha930
Brown892
Faribault890
Meeker872
Rock850
Sibley842
Koochiching793
Jackson790
Pennington751
Cass742
Mille Lacs723
Fillmore670
Renville665
Lincoln580
Grant563
Swift551
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Roseau520
Pope480
Houston420
Aitkin411
Norman400
Kanabec371
Redwood360
Hubbard350
Wilkin343
Marshall290
Wadena270
Mahnomen271
Red Lake240
Big Stone220
Lake210
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse110
Lac qui Parle80
Cook50
Lake of the Woods40
Kittson30

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Confirmed Cases: 49380

Reported Deaths: 942
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Polk10444208
Woodbury373452
Black Hawk315766
Linn242888
Johnson211819
Dallas189835
Buena Vista179412
Scott174314
Dubuque169831
Marshall145026
Pottawattamie133228
Story117315
Wapello90533
Muscatine85148
Webster8268
Crawford7313
Sioux6433
Cerro Gordo63417
Warren5721
Tama55429
Jasper48127
Wright4751
Plymouth47011
Clinton4164
Dickinson3844
Louisa37814
Washington30510
Boone2623
Hamilton2511
Franklin24512
Bremer2307
Clarke2043
Clay2011
Carroll1942
Emmet1934
Des Moines1872
Shelby1861
Hardin1840
Marion1750
Poweshiek1608
Benton1601
Floyd1582
Allamakee1564
Jackson1561
Mahaska14217
Guthrie1355
Cedar1341
Jones1332
Buchanan1291
Henry1274
Madison1252
Butler1252
Hancock1212
Lee1183
Humboldt1181
Pocahontas1172
Delaware1171
Lyon1152
Harrison1101
Cherokee1101
Clayton1063
Taylor1000
Winneshiek971
Iowa971
Page950
Monona910
Kossuth900
Mills890
Palo Alto880
Jefferson870
Calhoun862
Winnebago860
Sac860
Fayette850
Osceola840
Grundy801
Mitchell790
Cass791
Union781
Monroe748
Lucas734
Worth670
Davis612
Montgomery604
Chickasaw550
Appanoose513
Howard500
Fremont430
Greene430
Keokuk371
Van Buren361
Ida310
Adair300
Audubon291
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