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Latest Winter Weather Watches, Advisories, Warnings for North Iowa

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
…First Major Winter Storm of the Season Continues to Take Aim at the Region… .A major winter storm is shaping up for today and tonight especially across southeast Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. Four inches to over a foot of snow is possible in this corridor. Farther south, a mixture of snow and freezing rain impact areas along and south of the Interstate 90 corridor. Strong winds with gusts of 30 to 40 mph will contribute to blowing snow in open areas. Some of the snow will be wetter and heavier and less prone to blowing. Travel throughout the region will be severely impacted from Friday afternoon through at least Saturday morning. …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa.

* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest road conditions, check 511ia.org in Iowa, 511mn.org in Minnesota, and 511wi.gov in Wisconsin.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Howard; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
…First Major Winter Storm of the Season Continues to Take Aim at the Region… .A major winter storm is shaping up for today and tonight especially across southeast Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. Four inches to over a foot of snow is possible in this corridor. Farther south, a mixture of snow and freezing rain impact areas along and south of the Interstate 90 corridor. Strong winds with gusts of 30 to 40 mph will contribute to blowing snow in open areas. Some of the snow will be wetter and heavier and less prone to blowing. Travel throughout the region will be severely impacted from Friday afternoon through at least Saturday morning. …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE…In Iowa, Mitchell and Howard Counties. In Minnesota, Houston and Fillmore Counties.

* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. For the latest road conditions, check 511ia.org in Iowa, 511mn.org in Minnesota, and 511wi.gov in Wisconsin.

Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Crawford; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hardin; Humboldt; Sac; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
…Moderate to Heavy Snow and Blowing Snow across Northern Iowa Later Today through Tonight… .A winter storm with moderate to heavy snowfall, along with blowing and drifting snow, is expected to spread from the Siouxland area across northern Iowa later today and continue into tonight. Farther south toward the Highway 30 corridor, snow amounts will be less, but also possibly with a light wintry mix. Travel will become hazardous with snow or ice covered roads, with the worst condition north where the lowest visibilities and highest snow accumulations are anticipated. …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of west central through northeast Iowa.

* WHEN…From noon today to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact this evening’s commute over west central Iowa.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
…Moderate to Heavy Snow and Blowing Snow across Northern Iowa Later Today through Tonight… .A winter storm with moderate to heavy snowfall, along with blowing and drifting snow, is expected to spread from the Siouxland area across northern Iowa later today and continue into tonight. Farther south toward the Highway 30 corridor, snow amounts will be less, but also possibly with a light wintry mix. Travel will become hazardous with snow or ice covered roads, with the worst condition north where the lowest visibilities and highest snow accumulations are anticipated. …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Iowa.

* WHEN…From 9 AM this morning to 6 AM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult with snow covered roads. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility with near blizzard conditions possible tonight. The hazardous conditions could impact this evening’s commute, especially for northwest Iowa.

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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