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: 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

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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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