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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 6:12 AM
Updated: Jan 10, 2018 5:48 PM

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Audubon; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Franklin; Greene; Hamilton; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

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...Snow and Blowing Snow Expected Late Tonight into Thursday... .A strong winter storm system is forecast to produce snow and potent winds to the area late tonight into Thursday. A wintry mix of precipitation is anticipated to quickly transition to snow late tonight and continue to transition Thursday morning. The combination of accumulating snowfall and the strong winds may produce poor visibilities and difficult travel conditions. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. The mixed precipitation will change to all snow by Thursday morning. Plan on very difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday as quickly dropping temperatures produce rapid freezing on area roads and highways. In addition, significant reductions to visibility are expected from falling and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of west central into north central Iowa.

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow with visibility reduction below one half mile common on Thursday morning. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This 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: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow...Blowing and Drifting Thursday... .Rain to a wintry mix will quickly transition to snow early Thursday morning, persisting through the day. The heaviest snow looks to fall in a fairly narrow band, making exact placement problematic. Current indications extend it from central Iowa, through parts of southeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin. Amounts from 4 to 6 inches are anticipated in the band. Also of note is the potential for standing water to quickly freeze on untreated roads and sidewalks as much colder air moves in Thursday morning. An added hazard to anticipated slippery travel conditions. Blowing and drifting in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. Higher impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions, with roads conditions deteriorating through the morning hours. In addition, pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa, northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, central Wisconsin and west central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for 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: Dodge; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow...Blowing and Drifting Thursday... .Rain to a wintry mix will quickly transition to snow early Thursday morning, persisting through the day. The heaviest snow looks to fall in a fairly narrow band, making exact placement problematic. Current indications extend it from central Iowa, through parts of southeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin. Amounts from 4 to 6 inches are anticipated in the band. Also of note is the potential for standing water to quickly freeze on untreated roads and sidewalks as much colder air moves in Thursday morning. An added hazard to anticipated slippery travel conditions. Blowing and drifting in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. Higher impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions, with roads conditions deteriorating through the morning hours. In addition, pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa, southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow...Blowing and Drifting Thursday... .Rain to a wintry mix will quickly transition to snow early Thursday morning, persisting through the day. The heaviest snow looks to fall in a fairly narrow band, making exact placement problematic. Current indications extend it from central Iowa, through parts of southeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin. Amounts from 4 to 6 inches are anticipated in the band. Also of note is the potential for standing water to quickly freeze on untreated roads and sidewalks as much colder air moves in Thursday morning. An added hazard to anticipated slippery travel conditions. Blowing and drifting in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. Higher impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions, with roads conditions deteriorating through the morning hours. In addition, pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa, northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, central Wisconsin and west central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for 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: Freeborn; Goodhue; Steele

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...NARROW BAND OF HEAVY SNOW APPEARS LIKELY TO SET UP FROM ALBERT LEA TOWARD LADYSMITH AND EAU CLAIRE LATE TONIGHT... .Mixed wintry precipitation will push into western Minnesota this evening with a second area developing later tonight further east from south central Minnesota to northwest Wisconsin. Precipitation will change over to all snow by Thursday morning. A narrow swath of heavy snow with accumulations of 4 to 7 inches is expected to fall along an axis from Albert Lea, up through Ladysmith and Eau Claire. Outside of this area accumulations will be lower, with 1 to 3 inches expected. Strong northwest winds will develop late tonight and continue through Thursday. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 mph. This will result in areas of blowing snow with some brief instances of whiteout conditions, especially across southeast Minnesota. Temperatures will plummet into the single digits and teens late tonight which may cause a flash freeze on area roadways. Hazardous travel conditions are expected, especially Thursday morning and afternoon. The Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning along an east of a line from Albert Lea to Red Wing and up through Barron County, WI. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for areas west of this line, encompassing Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin and most of southern Minnesota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and south central and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 3 AM to 6 PM CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Winds gusting as high as 25 to 30 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. 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: Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow...Blowing and Drifting Thursday... .Rain to a wintry mix will quickly transition to snow early Thursday morning, persisting through the day. The heaviest snow looks to fall in a fairly narrow band, making exact placement problematic. Current indications extend it from central Iowa, through parts of southeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin. Amounts from 4 to 6 inches are anticipated in the band. Also of note is the potential for standing water to quickly freeze on untreated roads and sidewalks as much colder air moves in Thursday morning. An added hazard to anticipated slippery travel conditions. Blowing and drifting in open and unsheltered areas will also be a concern as northwest winds gust to 35 mph. Higher impacts across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Those with travel plans should prepare for slippery driving conditions, with roads conditions deteriorating through the morning hours. In addition, pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa, southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

* WHEN...3 AM to 6 PM Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 62993

Reported Deaths: 1731
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Hennepin19873842
Ramsey7827270
Dakota4610106
Anoka3841115
Stearns292820
Washington222748
Olmsted179123
Nobles17777
Scott163422
Mower11112
Rice10468
Blue Earth9465
Wright9185
Carver8993
Clay79440
Sherburne75310
Kandiyohi7141
St. Louis62120
Todd4302
Lyon4263
Watonwan3671
Freeborn3611
Nicollet35613
Steele3562
Benton3253
Winona26616
Beltrami2640
Crow Wing25214
Le Sueur2301
McLeod2240
Martin2105
Chisago2091
Goodhue2059
Otter Tail2044
Cottonwood1780
Becker1621
Pipestone1589
Polk1564
Waseca1561
Carlton1470
Itasca14612
Douglas1442
Isanti1370
Unassigned13546
Dodge1310
Pine1290
Murray1251
Chippewa1171
Morrison941
Wabasha930
Brown922
Faribault920
Meeker872
Rock860
Sibley862
Koochiching833
Cass802
Jackson790
Pennington751
Mille Lacs733
Fillmore720
Renville675
Lincoln610
Grant563
Swift561
Roseau530
Yellow Medicine530
Pope480
Houston450
Aitkin411
Norman400
Kanabec372
Redwood370
Hubbard360
Wilkin353
Marshall290
Wadena280
Mahnomen271
Big Stone250
Red Lake240
Lake220
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse130
Lac qui Parle80
Cook50
Lake of the Woods40
Kittson30

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Confirmed Cases: 50230

Reported Deaths: 955
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10612210
Woodbury377052
Black Hawk320066
Linn245689
Johnson213820
Dallas193235
Buena Vista180012
Scott176815
Dubuque173431
Marshall145627
Pottawattamie136729
Story118915
Wapello93435
Muscatine86048
Webster8498
Crawford7393
Cerro Gordo65617
Sioux6533
Warren5861
Tama55729
Jasper48427
Wright4821
Plymouth47912
Clinton4344
Dickinson3844
Louisa37814
Washington30510
Boone2723
Franklin25512
Hamilton2551
Bremer2337
Clarke2063
Clay2021
Carroll2012
Des Moines1992
Emmet1934
Shelby1881
Hardin1860
Marion1830
Floyd1673
Benton1621
Jackson1601
Poweshiek1608
Allamakee1584
Mahaska14217
Henry1404
Guthrie1385
Buchanan1351
Cedar1351
Jones1352
Butler1312
Lee1294
Madison1282
Hancock1242
Humboldt1241
Delaware1231
Lyon1232
Pocahontas1212
Harrison1131
Cherokee1101
Clayton1093
Winneshiek1021
Page1000
Taylor1000
Iowa981
Kossuth970
Mills941
Monona920
Winnebago920
Palo Alto910
Fayette900
Calhoun872
Cass871
Jefferson870
Sac860
Osceola850
Grundy831
Union811
Mitchell800
Monroe758
Lucas734
Worth680
Davis612
Montgomery614
Chickasaw600
Appanoose523
Howard510
Fremont450
Greene420
Keokuk401
Adair380
Van Buren381
Ida330
Audubon291
Decatur270
Ringgold231
Wayne211
Adams170
Unassigned20
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