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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Audubon; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Greene; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Tonight Into Saturday, Blizzard Conditions Saturday Evening Into Sunday... .Wintry precipitation will spread across Iowa tonight bringing areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to much of Iowa through Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will mix with some light snow across portions of west central northwest Iowa through the day Saturday. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are expected to develop across west central and northern Iowa Saturday evening through Sunday with wintry mixed precipitation and patchy blowing snow further south and east. There is still some uncertainty in snow amounts with a tight gradient on the north and south sides of a heavier band of snow, especially in the area along a rain/snow mix line across portions of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro area. A small shift in the track of the system will change the area of the heaviest snow axis which could lead to an expansion of the area with blizzard conditions as the track becomes more defined into Saturday. As colder air moves into Iowa Saturday evening, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. Wet areas may quickly freeze Saturday evening creating icy travel conditions. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday causing areas of blowing snow and blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into Saturday. Snow by late Saturday with Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected late Saturday into Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.

* WHERE...Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery 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.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Audubon; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Greene; Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Tonight Into Saturday, Blizzard Conditions Saturday Evening Into Sunday... .Wintry precipitation will spread across Iowa tonight bringing areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to much of Iowa through Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will mix with some light snow across portions of west central northwest Iowa through the day Saturday. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are expected to develop across west central and northern Iowa Saturday evening through Sunday with wintry mixed precipitation and patchy blowing snow further south and east. There is still some uncertainty in snow amounts with a tight gradient on the north and south sides of a heavier band of snow, especially in the area along a rain/snow mix line across portions of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro area. A small shift in the track of the system will change the area of the heaviest snow axis which could lead to an expansion of the area with blizzard conditions as the track becomes more defined into Saturday. As colder air moves into Iowa Saturday evening, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. Wet areas may quickly freeze Saturday evening creating icy travel conditions. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday causing areas of blowing snow and blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into Saturday. Snow by late Saturday with Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected late Saturday into Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.

* WHERE...Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery 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 Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Boone; Cass; Franklin; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Tonight Into Saturday, Blizzard Conditions Saturday Evening Into Sunday... .Wintry precipitation will spread across Iowa tonight bringing areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to much of Iowa through Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will mix with some light snow across portions of west central northwest Iowa through the day Saturday. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are expected to develop across west central and northern Iowa Saturday evening through Sunday with wintry mixed precipitation and patchy blowing snow further south and east. There is still some uncertainty in snow amounts with a tight gradient on the north and south sides of a heavier band of snow, especially in the area along a rain/snow mix line across portions of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro area. A small shift in the track of the system will change the area of the heaviest snow axis which could lead to an expansion of the area with blizzard conditions as the track becomes more defined into Saturday. As colder air moves into Iowa Saturday evening, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. Wet areas may quickly freeze Saturday evening creating icy travel conditions. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday causing areas of blowing snow and blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into early Saturday. Snow Saturday night and Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.

* WHERE...Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery 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.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Boone; Cass; Franklin; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Icy Tonight Into Saturday, Blizzard Conditions Saturday Evening Into Sunday... .Wintry precipitation will spread across Iowa tonight bringing areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to much of Iowa through Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain will mix with some light snow across portions of west central northwest Iowa through the day Saturday. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are expected to develop across west central and northern Iowa Saturday evening through Sunday with wintry mixed precipitation and patchy blowing snow further south and east. There is still some uncertainty in snow amounts with a tight gradient on the north and south sides of a heavier band of snow, especially in the area along a rain/snow mix line across portions of central Iowa including the Des Moines metro area. A small shift in the track of the system will change the area of the heaviest snow axis which could lead to an expansion of the area with blizzard conditions as the track becomes more defined into Saturday. As colder air moves into Iowa Saturday evening, precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy at times. Wet areas may quickly freeze Saturday evening creating icy travel conditions. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds to increase across the state Saturday night through Sunday causing areas of blowing snow and blizzard conditions especially in rural areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into early Saturday. Snow Saturday night and Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.

* WHERE...Central Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery 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 Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday... .As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to 2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4 inch. For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts the region. Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light icing. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under 1/2 mile could occur. Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread, roads could become impassable in some rural areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday night through Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday... .As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to 2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4 inch. For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts the region. Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light icing. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under 1/2 mile could occur. Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread, roads could become impassable in some rural areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday night through Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday... .As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to 2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4 inch. For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts the region. Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light icing. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under 1/2 mile could occur. Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread, roads could become impassable in some rural areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday night through Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday... .As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to 2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4 inch. For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts the region. Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light icing. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under 1/2 mile could occur. Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread, roads could become impassable in some rural areas. Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday night through Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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. The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER IMPACTS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY... .A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect overnight through Sunday morning for portions of west central Wisconsin through southeastern Minnesota, specifically along and east of a line from Blue Earth to Faribault in Minnesota, continuing to River Falls and Bloomer in Wisconsin. Snowfall accumulations of up to around 2 inches along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accretion can be expected through Saturday morning. A stronger system is expected for Saturday night through Sunday when accumulating snow plus blowing snow will impact travel, including blizzard conditions for much of southern and western Minnesota. A Blizzard Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon south of a line from Appleton to Litchfield to Hastings, and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. This includes southern portions of the Twin Cities metro, away from more suburban areas. Within the Blizzard Warning, snow accumulations will range from 2 to 4 inches near the South Dakota border to 6 to 8 inches along Interstate 35. The snow is expected from late Saturday afternoon through the early morning hours Sunday, followed by strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph for most of the day Sunday. This could lead to whiteout conditions, making travel very difficult or impossible in the open areas of western, central, and southern Minnesota. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon east of line from from Cumberland and New Richmond in Wisconsin, continuing to Cannon Falls in Minnesota. Within the Winter Storm Warning, snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches can be expected with localized higher amounts possible. The snow is expected Saturday evening through Sunday morning, followed by strong winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph for most of the day Sunday. This may produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, making travel difficult for portions of far southeastern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...For tonight and Saturday morning, total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. For Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon, blizzard conditions and mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER IMPACTS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY... .A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect overnight through Sunday morning for portions of west central Wisconsin through southeastern Minnesota, specifically along and east of a line from Blue Earth to Faribault in Minnesota, continuing to River Falls and Bloomer in Wisconsin. Snowfall accumulations of up to around 2 inches along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice accretion can be expected through Saturday morning. A stronger system is expected for Saturday night through Sunday when accumulating snow plus blowing snow will impact travel, including blizzard conditions for much of southern and western Minnesota. A Blizzard Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon south of a line from Appleton to Litchfield to Hastings, and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. This includes southern portions of the Twin Cities metro, away from more suburban areas. Within the Blizzard Warning, snow accumulations will range from 2 to 4 inches near the South Dakota border to 6 to 8 inches along Interstate 35. The snow is expected from late Saturday afternoon through the early morning hours Sunday, followed by strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph for most of the day Sunday. This could lead to whiteout conditions, making travel very difficult or impossible in the open areas of western, central, and southern Minnesota. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon east of line from from Cumberland and New Richmond in Wisconsin, continuing to Cannon Falls in Minnesota. Within the Winter Storm Warning, snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches can be expected with localized higher amounts possible. The snow is expected Saturday evening through Sunday morning, followed by strong winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph for most of the day Sunday. This may produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, making travel difficult for portions of far southeastern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...For tonight and Saturday morning, total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. For Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon, blizzard conditions and mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 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.


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