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.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 547101

Reported Deaths: 7056
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1139831672
Ramsey47188850
Dakota41764418
Anoka37816415
Washington24550273
Stearns20738218
St. Louis16572296
Scott15682117
Wright14561125
Olmsted1264796
Sherburne1037380
Carver964944
Clay773889
Rice7506101
Blue Earth687340
Kandiyohi622679
Crow Wing603586
Chisago541549
Otter Tail537473
Benton524597
Mower448632
Douglas437270
Winona436649
Goodhue435371
Nobles397848
Morrison389159
McLeod385754
Beltrami369257
Isanti367559
Itasca362552
Polk359866
Steele354614
Becker349348
Lyon345048
Carlton325352
Freeborn323629
Pine307521
Nicollet303242
Brown292239
Mille Lacs274849
Le Sueur267622
Todd266430
Cass245926
Meeker230337
Waseca228720
Martin210729
Wabasha19903
Roseau194818
Hubbard169241
Dodge16914
Renville169143
Redwood164835
Houston162014
Cottonwood154120
Fillmore15109
Pennington149019
Chippewa144236
Faribault142419
Wadena142021
Sibley134010
Aitkin127536
Kanabec126821
Watonwan12509
Rock121818
Jackson115410
Yellow Medicine109819
Pipestone108825
Murray10189
Pope9946
Swift98018
Marshall84717
Stevens79910
Lake77919
Koochiching76412
Wilkin76312
Clearwater76114
Lac qui Parle73422
Big Stone5564
Lincoln5562
Grant5428
Norman5169
Mahnomen4898
Unassigned48278
Kittson46122
Red Lake3827
Traverse3595
Lake of the Woods2983
Cook1440

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 356437

Reported Deaths: 5797
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk55735598
Linn20229329
Scott18871234
Black Hawk15498306
Woodbury14858219
Johnson1395580
Dubuque13097202
Dallas1086796
Pottawattamie10668160
Story1027747
Warren552386
Clinton535489
Cerro Gordo520486
Webster507691
Sioux504873
Marshall476674
Muscatine456896
Des Moines440465
Wapello4250120
Buena Vista421440
Jasper407370
Plymouth395979
Lee367255
Marion354275
Jones292755
Henry286037
Bremer278560
Carroll278550
Crawford261739
Boone257231
Benton249555
Washington249149
Dickinson240443
Mahaska223849
Jackson217842
Kossuth212362
Clay209325
Tama206571
Delaware202039
Winneshiek193733
Page190320
Buchanan188131
Cedar183123
Fayette182841
Hardin179242
Wright179135
Hamilton177749
Harrison175273
Clayton166455
Butler162334
Mills158120
Cherokee156638
Floyd155042
Lyon154041
Madison153019
Poweshiek152333
Allamakee149051
Iowa145124
Hancock143334
Winnebago135731
Grundy135032
Cass134454
Calhoun133011
Jefferson130535
Emmet128240
Shelby127137
Sac126619
Appanoose126547
Louisa126349
Mitchell125241
Union123932
Chickasaw122515
Humboldt118026
Guthrie117328
Franklin112521
Palo Alto110121
Howard102622
Unassigned10010
Montgomery100037
Clarke98023
Keokuk94330
Monroe93428
Ida89233
Adair84232
Pocahontas83221
Monona80930
Davis79924
Greene76410
Lucas74922
Osceola74716
Worth7058
Taylor65112
Fremont61210
Decatur5899
Van Buren55518
Ringgold53522
Wayne51923
Audubon4949
Adams3274
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