Winter Storm Watch blankets viewing area; around 6 inches of snow possible

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 6:33 AM
Updated: Nov 30, 2018 7:32 AM

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Brown; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Le Sueur; Martin; Nicollet; Redwood; Rice; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...Accumulating Snow and a Wintry Mix Expected this Weekend for Southern Minnesota... .Accumulating snow, with possibly some freezing rain at the onset, is expected to move into southern Minnesota Saturday morning, transitioning to mainly all snow during the afternoon. The snow will likely continue into Sunday morning. Snow accumulations up to 7 inches are possible along and south of a Marshall, to St. Peter, to Red Wing line, with the bulk falling Saturday afternoon and evening. Icing under 1/10 of an inch is also possible. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...A mix of freezing rain and snow Saturday morning becoming all snow Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Total snow accumulations up to 7 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Along and south of a line from Marshall to Saint Peter to Red Wing.

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult, especially along Interstate 90 and along Interstate 35 between the Twin Cities and the Iowa border. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Wintry Precipitation Over Northern Iowa Tonight Into This Weekend... .A winter storm will impact Iowa starting tonight with a wintry mix of precipitation spreading into the state. With the exception of northern Iowa, light icing might occur before this wintry mix changes over to rain. For northern Iowa, the wintry mix will arrive tonight and prevail overnight. It is possible the wintry mix may briefly change over to rain toward midday Saturday before eventually transitioning to snow later Saturday afternoon into Saturday night with the snow persisting into Sunday. Moderate to heavy snow accumulations are possible over northern Iowa, especially west of Interstate 35. The snow may initially be very heavy and wet and may cause tree damage and subsequent power outages. In addition, gusty northeast winds will cause areas of blowing snow that will reduce visibility. This wind also may enhance the potential for tree damage where the heavy and wet snow occurs. ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations will average from 2 to 4 inches closer to Highway 20 to 6 or more inches closer to the Minnesota border. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...From this evening through Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult starting as early as late tonight. The heavy, wet nature of the snow in addition to any ice accumulations may produce isolated tree damage and power outages.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Mix to Lead to Travel Impacts This Weekend... .A wintry mix of precipitation will spread across the area Saturday morning. The precipitation should transition to snow, rain or a rain/snow mixture during the afternoon. Where temperatures are colder, several inches of snow are possible through Sunday morning, with the heaviest snow expected to fall Saturday afternoon. Freezing rain will be possible at times, especially with the wintry mix Saturday morning. Accumulations are expected to be around a tenth of an inch or less, which would be enough to put a glaze of ice on untreated roads and sidewalks and lead to very slippery conditions. Travel will be impacted in the region this weekend. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Light mixed precipitation and heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible.

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

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Wintry Mix to Lead to Travel Impacts This Weekend... .A wintry mix of precipitation will spread across the area Saturday morning. The precipitation should transition to snow, rain or a rain/snow mixture during the afternoon. Where temperatures are colder, several inches of snow are possible through Sunday morning, with the heaviest snow expected to fall Saturday afternoon. Freezing rain will be possible at times, especially with the wintry mix Saturday morning. Accumulations are expected to be around a tenth of an inch or less, which would be enough to put a glaze of ice on untreated roads and sidewalks and lead to very slippery conditions. Travel will be impacted in the region this weekend. ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Light mixed precipitation and heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible.

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

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 450762

Reported Deaths: 6079
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin935111486
Ramsey40220742
Dakota33243348
Anoka31118366
Washington20282231
Stearns17957188
St. Louis13777244
Scott1203597
Wright11688106
Olmsted1062075
Sherburne823966
Carver698338
Clay654681
Rice613969
Kandiyohi555772
Blue Earth544833
Crow Wing486877
Otter Tail459367
Chisago455036
Benton421587
Winona391948
Douglas376666
Nobles372446
Mower369429
Goodhue351259
Polk330059
McLeod326546
Beltrami313248
Morrison312945
Lyon303338
Becker286939
Itasca285943
Isanti283241
Carlton282243
Steele275810
Pine267814
Freeborn249523
Todd232530
Nicollet226437
Brown215834
Mille Lacs214745
Le Sueur211716
Cass208424
Meeker200633
Waseca190716
Wabasha17293
Martin171326
Roseau166117
Hubbard149938
Redwood140627
Houston139014
Renville137840
Dodge13624
Chippewa131732
Cottonwood127818
Fillmore12535
Wadena120417
Rock110612
Sibley10897
Aitkin108533
Faribault107416
Watonwan10678
Pennington100315
Kanabec98018
Pipestone95523
Yellow Medicine93916
Murray8995
Jackson86310
Swift83818
Pope7425
Marshall70315
Stevens7038
Clearwater68614
Lac qui Parle65716
Lake65615
Wilkin6299
Koochiching59910
Lincoln4892
Big Stone4663
Unassigned43968
Grant4298
Norman4248
Mahnomen4137
Kittson37220
Red Lake3184
Traverse2553
Lake of the Woods1951
Cook1150

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 308737

Reported Deaths: 4391
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk46313460
Linn17916278
Scott15694167
Black Hawk13964242
Woodbury13064179
Johnson1220051
Dubuque11504157
Pottawattamie9086114
Dallas901872
Story875536
Webster470677
Cerro Gordo469972
Sioux458757
Clinton455065
Warren452039
Marshall429262
Buena Vista395230
Muscatine393078
Des Moines389243
Plymouth352269
Wapello347598
Jasper328559
Lee321132
Marion307252
Jones272949
Henry265831
Carroll257434
Bremer248048
Crawford233124
Washington221333
Boone221017
Benton210950
Mahaska196337
Jackson193931
Tama189559
Dickinson188129
Kossuth177744
Delaware174736
Clay170721
Wright166024
Fayette164123
Buchanan161023
Hamilton161030
Winneshiek159120
Harrison157362
Hardin156130
Cedar154419
Clayton153049
Butler149824
Page145415
Floyd140536
Cherokee139527
Mills138016
Lyon137033
Poweshiek134124
Hancock130824
Allamakee130029
Iowa126722
Calhoun12309
Grundy121927
Jefferson121625
Madison12169
Winnebago120829
Mitchell116436
Louisa115530
Cass114743
Chickasaw113312
Appanoose111540
Emmet111232
Sac111215
Union110223
Humboldt105819
Shelby104027
Guthrie103624
Franklin103118
Unassigned10000
Palo Alto91411
Montgomery87224
Keokuk85826
Howard84819
Monroe81419
Clarke8017
Pocahontas77811
Ida75430
Davis69721
Greene6977
Adair69320
Lucas6619
Monona65017
Osceola64510
Worth6154
Taylor5969
Fremont5206
Van Buren49914
Decatur4944
Ringgold44611
Audubon4188
Wayne41721
Adams2983
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