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.

Confirmed Cases: 40767

Reported Deaths: 1533
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Hennepin13054790
Ramsey5127233
Dakota257094
Stearns248119
Anoka2360111
Nobles16766
Olmsted123518
Washington122840
Mower9742
Rice8738
Scott8234
Clay60138
Kandiyohi5871
Blue Earth5442
Wright5165
Carver4421
Todd4022
Sherburne3445
Lyon3322
Freeborn3090
Watonwan2450
Steele2431
Benton2353
St. Louis21816
Nicollet19112
Martin1725
Cottonwood1380
Goodhue1388
Winona13615
Le Sueur1191
Pine1110
Crow Wing11012
Chisago1051
Otter Tail1041
McLeod990
Dodge970
Carlton890
Polk863
Unassigned8638
Isanti800
Chippewa791
Waseca750
Douglas690
Itasca6912
Murray680
Pipestone674
Meeker621
Morrison621
Faribault610
Becker570
Jackson570
Sibley572
Pennington530
Beltrami430
Brown432
Renville372
Mille Lacs362
Wabasha350
Fillmore310
Rock310
Yellow Medicine310
Houston290
Swift291
Grant240
Norman210
Redwood210
Roseau210
Wilkin213
Cass192
Big Stone170
Koochiching171
Kanabec161
Wadena160
Aitkin150
Lincoln130
Marshall120
Pope120
Clearwater100
Mahnomen101
Stevens100
Hubbard80
Lake60
Traverse60
Lac qui Parle40
Red Lake40
Kittson20
Cook10
Lake of the Woods00

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 34080

Reported Deaths: 742
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk7196182
Woodbury331744
Black Hawk245759
Buena Vista173311
Johnson14058
Linn136683
Dallas136531
Marshall108019
Scott100210
Dubuque91822
Story8515
Pottawattamie80612
Wapello71431
Muscatine68544
Crawford6793
Sioux4970
Tama48229
Wright3971
Louisa36513
Plymouth3455
Webster3454
Jasper33717
Warren3111
Dickinson2953
Cerro Gordo2661
Washington2499
Hamilton1981
Boone1641
Clay1481
Clarke1433
Allamakee1384
Clinton1301
Shelby1200
Mahaska11917
Carroll1101
Poweshiek1108
Bremer1067
Pocahontas1061
Franklin1040
Des Moines1002
Emmet950
Cedar941
Henry933
Hardin890
Cherokee821
Taylor810
Monona780
Marion770
Floyd762
Benton741
Guthrie734
Jones690
Osceola660
Sac650
Butler642
Buchanan621
Jefferson620
Calhoun612
Iowa611
Humboldt591
Hancock581
Harrison580
Delaware561
Fayette560
Jackson560
Lee542
Madison532
Monroe517
Lyon500
Clayton483
Palo Alto480
Grundy470
Mills470
Winneshiek450
Mitchell440
Davis421
Kossuth410
Union380
Howard370
Lucas344
Winnebago330
Greene300
Chickasaw290
Cass270
Unassigned270
Ida230
Keokuk231
Worth220
Appanoose213
Van Buren210
Page200
Adair170
Audubon161
Ringgold151
Decatur130
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Wayne110
Fremont100
Adams80
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