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Winter Storm Watch

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

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

...Late Season Winter Storm Could Impact Travel Saturday... .A band of heavy snow is forecast to fall across the area from Saturday morning into Saturday evening. This band could potentially produce 4 to 9 inches of snow. Hourly snow rates could be in the 1 to 2 inch per hour range at times. If this occurs, a slushy snow accumulation would make travel difficult. Confidence is high on the timing of this system. However, the exact location of the band and snowfall amounts may change. Monitor the latest weather information closely. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

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: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Le Sueur; Martin; Rice; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...Heavy Wet Snow Possible Across Southern Minnesota Saturday... .A period of heavy snow is possible across southern Minnesota on Saturday. Rain will arrive overnight tonight, but is expected to change to snow early Saturday morning. The snow will be heavy at times, with snowfall rates of 1-2" per hour possible between 7 AM and 1 PM Saturday. The heaviest snowfall is expected near and south of a line from Fairmont through Mankato to Lake City, with the greatest amounts near the Interstate 90 corridor. Total snowfall in much of the watch area is expected to exceed 6 inches, with local maximum amounts of near 9 inches possible. East to northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph will accompany the snowfall, which will lead to some blowing and drifting. However, temperatures will be near freezing while it snows, resulting in a heavy wet snow. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches possible.

* WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...East to northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph are expected. Travel could be very difficult.

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; Kossuth; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Late Season Winter Storm to Impact Area Saturday... .A fast moving and windy storm system will bring a narrow band of wet, heavy snow to portions of northern Iowa Saturday. The snow may melt on contact at the start of the event, but quickly begin to accumulate through the morning hours with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. North northeast at 20 to 35 mph may significantly reduce visibility and make for hazardous travel. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 to 40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of North Central and Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

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)

...Late Season Winter Storm Could Impact Travel Saturday... .A band of heavy snow is forecast to fall across the area from Saturday morning into Saturday evening. This band could potentially produce 4 to 9 inches of snow. Hourly snow rates could be in the 1 to 2 inch per hour range at times. If this occurs, a slushy snow accumulation would make travel difficult. Confidence is high on the timing of this system. However, the exact location of the band and snowfall amounts may change. Monitor the latest weather information closely. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

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.


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