An April storm has arrived, and it's packing snow, ice, wind and rain

An active three days of weather is continuing.

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 6:24 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 1:57 PM

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Wind Advisory
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Strong Winds Today... .Strong easterly winds are expected to continue into this afternoon, but gradually weaken late this afternoon. Expect gusts to 40 to 55 mph, with a few locally higher gusts possible. The strong winds will will make travel difficult and lead to some sporadic power outages and tree damage. ...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...Easterly winds of 20 to 35 mph, gusting to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS...Driving will be difficult for lightweight or high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects may be blown around. Tree damage and sporadic power outages are possible.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or wind gusts of 45 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Strong Winds and Mixed Precipitation... .Strong winds and occasional rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow continue to lead to difficult to dangerous travel, especially north of Interstate 90. Visibility may be reduced under a mile, especially north of Interstate 94. Numerous accidents have been reported. An additional glazing of ice will be possible along and north of Interstate 90, especially along ridge tops. Additional snow and sleet accumulations will range from a trace up to 2 inches with the higher amounts over Clark and Taylor Counties. Winds gusting up to 45 to 55 mph combined with a coating of ice on some elevated surfaces will also cause some tree damage and lead to sporadic power outages. Conditions will begin to slowly improve from the south as temperatures warm this afternoon. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Freezing rain or a wintry mix. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Dodge, Olmsted, Fillmore and Mower Counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and cause sporadic power outages.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at, in Minnesota at, and in Wisconsin at or by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...MAJOR WINTER STORM CONTINUES... ...THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION TO PRODUCE HAIL...VERY HEAVY SLEET...AND SOME SNOW... .A Blizzard Warning remains in effect west of a line from Redwood Falls to Saint Cloud. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect north of a line from Fairmont to Zumbrota to Eau Claire. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for portions of south central Minnesota. Widespread thunderstorm activity across southwestern Minnesota will spread east this afternoon. Sleet and hail will be the primary precipitation type with these thunderstorms, but some rain and snow is also possible. Heavy snow will continue across west central Minnesota, along with blizzard conditions. Additional snow accumulations through Friday of 8 to 13 inches are expected across western Minnesota, with maybe 1 or 2 inches across southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Winds gusts of 45 to 55 mph will continue for much of the day, but will begin to taper off late this afternoon. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Wet snow and sleet. Scattered thunderstorms. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Freeborn, Steele, Waseca and Faribault Counties.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM CDT Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Strong winds could cause tree damage.

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 Minnesota can be found at and for Wisconsin at, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.

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