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From KIMT.Com And thee WOW StormCenter....
Last Updated: 8:13 AM
Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Grundy; Marshall; Tama

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions in Northern Iowa Today... .Potent northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gust to 45 to 50 mph are anticipated this morning and throughout much of the day today over northern Iowa. Light snow is also anticipated and with the fresh snow pack from Friday`s snowfall, widespread blowing snow is forecast and blizzard conditions are expected over northern Iowa. Further south, winds are forecast to be slightly less but still can expect gusts to 40 to 45 mph at times. Significant blowing and drifting snow is anticipated and near whiteout conditions may occur, especially in rural areas. In addition to the major visibility restrictions, temperatures will drastically drop throughout the day and with the potent winds, dangerously cold wind chill values well below zero are likely by this afternoon and evening. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Intermittent light snow and blustery northwest winds of 30 to 45 mph to cause significant blowing snow and reduced visibility.

* WHERE...North Central and Northeast Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on ice and snow covered roads. The hazardous conditions will impact travel into Saturday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and impact power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Tow bans remain in effect for several counties in the warning. Temperatures are forecast to drop drastically today and wind chills by this afternoon look to be dangerously cold.

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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Le Sueur; Nicollet; Sibley; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...BLIZZARD WARNING EXPANDED EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... ...WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... .Surface observations and reports from the Minnesota Department of Transportation indicate whiteout conditions have been developing shortly after the winds become gusty behind the arctic cold front. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are occurring across southwest and west central Minnesota. These winds will spread eastward across southern Minnesota early this morning with blizzard conditions expected to reach the I-35 corridor by 9 AM. Wind gusts to 55 mph are possible with visibilities near zero at times for the rest of the day. The worst conditions will occur in west central into south central Minnesota through the day. The Blizzard Warning continues for west central into a portion of south central Minnesota today. In addition, falling temperatures into the single digits above and below zero will lead to icy roads and very cold wind chills this afternoon. ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may become nearly impossible and travel is not advised.

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Boone; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Story; Webster; Winnebago; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions in Northern Iowa Today... .Potent northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gust to 45 to 50 mph are anticipated this morning and throughout much of the day today over northern Iowa. Light snow is also anticipated and with the fresh snow pack from Friday`s snowfall, widespread blowing snow is forecast and blizzard conditions are expected over northern Iowa. Further south, winds are forecast to be slightly less but still can expect gusts to 40 to 45 mph at times. Significant blowing and drifting snow is anticipated and near whiteout conditions may occur, especially in rural areas. In addition to the major visibility restrictions, temperatures will drastically drop throughout the day and with the potent winds, dangerously cold wind chill values well below zero are likely by this afternoon and evening. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Light snow and very strong northwest winds. Blizzard conditions are expected, especially in rural areas from wind gusts to 40 to 50 mph for much of the day.

* WHERE...Northwest to west central Iowa.

* WHEN...Through 6 pm this evening.

* IMPACTS...Treacherous travel conditions from the already snow and ice packed roads and then the blustery northwest winds causing major visibility restrictions. Gusty winds may damage tree limbs and power lines and lead to power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will drop drastically today and dangerously cold wind chill values are anticipated by this afternoon and tonight. Tow bans remain in effect for several counties in the warning.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Freezing Drizzle and Snow Becoming All Snow Around Daybreak...Slippery To Hazardous Travel... .Freezing drizzle and snow will transition back to all light snow this morning after daybreak. Roads across the are are snow covered or slick from icing. Be ready for slippery to hazardous travel conditions. Delay or alter your travel plans if you can. Winds will then become strong and gusty from the west northwest later this morning into this afternoon. Blowing and drifting snow is likely across open and unsheltered areas, creating additional driving difficulties. Rapidly cooling temperatures will also cause wet roads to freeze during the day. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Mixed wintry precipitation becoming all snow after daybreak. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph later this morning into this afternoon.

* WHERE...Chickasaw, Floyd and Mitchell Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery to hazardous road conditions. Areas blowing snow with significantly reduced visibility. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero tonight could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Freezing Drizzle and Snow Becoming All Snow Around Daybreak...Slippery To Hazardous Travel... .Freezing drizzle and snow will transition back to all light snow this morning after daybreak. Roads across the are are snow covered or slick from icing. Be ready for slippery to hazardous travel conditions. Delay or alter your travel plans if you can. Winds will then become strong and gusty from the west northwest later this morning into this afternoon. Blowing and drifting snow is likely across open and unsheltered areas, creating additional driving difficulties. Rapidly cooling temperatures will also cause wet roads to freeze during the day. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Mixed wintry precipitation becoming all snow after daybreak. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph later this morning into this afternoon.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow with significantly reduced visibility. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero tonight could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

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.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Blizzard Conditions in Northern Iowa Today... .Potent northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gust to 45 to 50 mph are anticipated this morning and throughout much of the day today over northern Iowa. Light snow is also anticipated and with the fresh snow pack from Friday`s snowfall, widespread blowing snow is forecast and blizzard conditions are expected over northern Iowa. Further south, winds are forecast to be slightly less but still can expect gusts to 40 to 45 mph at times. Significant blowing and drifting snow is anticipated and near whiteout conditions may occur, especially in rural areas. In addition to the major visibility restrictions, temperatures will drastically drop throughout the day and with the potent winds, dangerously cold wind chill values well below zero are likely by this afternoon and evening. ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph with visibilities under one quarter of a mile at times.

* WHERE...North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Treacherous travel conditions from the already snow and ice packed roads and then the blustery northwest winds causing major visibility restrictions. Gusty winds may damage tree limbs and power lines and lead to power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will drop drastically today and dangerously cold wind chill values are anticipated by this afternoon and tonight. Tow bans remain in effect for several counties in the warning.

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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2 days ago

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From The WOW StormCenter & KIMT.com.....

Last Updated: 4:08 PM
Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Marshall; Story; Tama; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow Will Transition to Mixed Precipitation Into This Evening Followed by Gusty Winds Creating Blizzard to Near-Blizzard Conditions Over Many Parts of Iowa on Saturday... .Moderate to heavy snow is moving through central Iowa this afternoon, but is beginning to transition to freezing rain and freezing drizzle. This transition to freezing drizzle will continue to move eastward through the afternoon into this evening. Winds from the southeast are gusting between 25 and 35 mph this afternoon. Snow reports through early afternoon are generally between 3 and 6 inches over western Iowa as well. As freezing drizzle continues into tonight, a minor ice accumulations is expected. Strong winds from the northwest will develop early Saturday with wind gusts over 45 mph anticipated along with falling temperatures, which may result in a flash freeze on roadways. The gusty winds will also create widespread, significant visibility reductions on Saturday, especially over northern and central Iowa. This is when whiteout or near whiteout conditions with hazardous to dangerous travel is expected. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Periods of moderate to heavy snow will change to freezing drizzle toward sunset into tonight. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph at times.

* WHERE...North Central Iowa.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Intense snow rates today will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact this evening`s commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and impact power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Hazardous to dangerous travel is expected on Saturday as strong, gusty winds develop creating near whiteout conditions at times.

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Douglas; Faribault; Freeborn; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Sibley; Stearns; Todd; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...WINTER STORM WARNING TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY A BLIZZARD WARNING SATURDAY FOR WESTERN INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... ...WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH SATURDAY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... .Snow, heavy at times through the early evening, will begin to taper off to light snow overnight. Blowing snow, with significant reduction in surface visibility, will occur late tonight as winds increase from the northwest. The worst conditions will occur in west central, and into south central Minnesota. Surface visibility will be near zero at times, especially in open country. In addition, falling temperatures will lead to icy roads and very cold temperatures, especially on Saturday. This storm will impact travel. Expect snow-covered roads followed by strong winds, blowing snow and falling temperatures. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow, heavy at times through early evening, then snow tapering off to light snow overnight. The snow may mix with freezing drizzle this evening in southern Minnesota. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds this evening will be 25 to 30 mph causing poor visibility in the snow. On Saturday, northwest winds will gust as high as 45 mph with poor visibility in the blowing snow.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central and west central Minnesota. Generally from Alexandria to Hutchinson to Albert Lea.

* WHEN...The warning continues through 6 PM CST Saturday. Strong winds with poor visibility developing on Saturday.

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

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Emmet; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow Will Transition to Mixed Precipitation Into This Evening Followed by Gusty Winds Creating Blizzard to Near-Blizzard Conditions Over Many Parts of Iowa on Saturday... .Moderate to heavy snow is moving through central Iowa this afternoon, but is beginning to transition to freezing rain and freezing drizzle. This transition to freezing drizzle will continue to move eastward through the afternoon into this evening. Winds from the southeast are gusting between 25 and 35 mph this afternoon. Snow reports through early afternoon are generally between 3 and 6 inches over western Iowa as well. As freezing drizzle continues into tonight, a minor ice accumulations is expected. Strong winds from the northwest will develop early Saturday with wind gusts over 45 mph anticipated along with falling temperatures, which may result in a flash freeze on roadways. The gusty winds will also create widespread, significant visibility reductions on Saturday, especially over northern and central Iowa. This is when whiteout or near whiteout conditions with hazardous to dangerous travel is expected. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, snow will change to freezing drizzle into tonight. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph at times. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions expected with gusts as high as 50 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 6 AM CST Saturday. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 AM to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and significantly reduced visibility. Hazardous to dangerous travel conditions will impact the evening commute and are expected on Saturday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and impact power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Moderate to heavy snow will create near whiteout conditions at times through this afternoon until the precipitation changes to freezing drizzle. Blizzard conditions are expected to develop on Saturday as strong, gusty winds develop.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Calhoun; Emmet; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow Will Transition to Mixed Precipitation Into This Evening Followed by Gusty Winds Creating Blizzard to Near-Blizzard Conditions Over Many Parts of Iowa on Saturday... .Moderate to heavy snow is moving through central Iowa this afternoon, but is beginning to transition to freezing rain and freezing drizzle. This transition to freezing drizzle will continue to move eastward through the afternoon into this evening. Winds from the southeast are gusting between 25 and 35 mph this afternoon. Snow reports through early afternoon are generally between 3 and 6 inches over western Iowa as well. As freezing drizzle continues into tonight, a minor ice accumulations is expected. Strong winds from the northwest will develop early Saturday with wind gusts over 45 mph anticipated along with falling temperatures, which may result in a flash freeze on roadways. The gusty winds will also create widespread, significant visibility reductions on Saturday, especially over northern and central Iowa. This is when whiteout or near whiteout conditions with hazardous to dangerous travel is expected. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY... ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, snow will change to freezing drizzle into tonight. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph at times. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions expected with gusts as high as 50 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...Northern Iowa.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 6 AM CST Saturday. For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 AM to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and significantly reduced visibility. Hazardous to dangerous travel conditions will impact the evening commute and are expected on Saturday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and impact power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Moderate to heavy snow will create near whiteout conditions at times through this afternoon until the precipitation changes to freezing drizzle. Blizzard conditions are expected to develop on Saturday as strong, gusty winds develop.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Floyd; Mitchell

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow Increasing With Slippery Travel Developing... .A band of moderate to heavy snow across northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota will move into western Wisconsin through the remainder of this afternoon. Snowfall rates may reach an inch per hour with visibility reduced to under one quarter mile at times. Roads quickly will become snow covered and travel hazardous with the onset of the snow. A light wintry mix will occur behind the initial band of snow this evening and tonight, with light snow and ice accumulations possible. As the storm departs the region on Saturday, strong northwest winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota along with the higher terrain locations of western Wisconsin. Rapidly cooling temperatures will also cause wet roads to freeze during the day. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow this afternoon changing to a light wintry mix overnight and then light snow Saturday. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Chickasaw, Floyd and Mitchell Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the Friday evening commute.

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Snow Increasing With Slippery Travel Developing... .A band of moderate to heavy snow across northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota will move into western Wisconsin through the remainder of this afternoon. Snowfall rates may reach an inch per hour with visibility reduced to under one quarter mile at times. Roads quickly will become snow covered and travel hazardous with the onset of the snow. A light wintry mix will occur behind the initial band of snow this evening and tonight, with light snow and ice accumulations possible. As the storm departs the region on Saturday, strong northwest winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota along with the higher terrain locations of western Wisconsin. Rapidly cooling temperatures will also cause wet roads to freeze during the day. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow this afternoon changing to a light wintry mix overnight and then light snow Saturday. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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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3 days ago

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From the WOW StormCenter, KIMT.com, & NWS........
Last Updated: 2:11 PM
Winter Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Dallas; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Jasper; Kossuth; Mahaska; Marion; Marshall; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Polk; Poweshiek; Sac; Story; Tama; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Snow, Freezing Rain, and Wind Friday into Saturday... .Snowfall returns Friday morning as a strong low pressure system takes aim on the region. The snow may be heavy at times during the morning and afternoon hours before transitioning to freezing rain or drizzle by late afternoon and evening. Highest snowfall accumulations nearing 6 inches will reside in north central Iowa with lesser amounts of 3 to 4 inches further south, followed by icing amounts of around a tenth of an inch through Friday night. A strong cold front sweeps through Saturday morning, bringing with it very strong winds, falling temperatures, and possibly some additional light snowfall. Winds switch to out of the northwest and gust up to 40 to 50 mph during the morning hours Saturday, then remain windy through the remainder of the day. This could lead to periods of near blizzard conditions in parts of central and north central Iowa. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Highest snowfall accumulations in north central Iowa. South winds gusting gusting up to 25 to 25 mph Friday. Stronger northwest wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...Much of central and north central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Brown; Chippewa; Faribault; Freeborn; Lac Qui Parle; Martin; Redwood; Renville; Stevens; Swift; Watonwan; Yellow Medicine

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...WINTER STORM WARNING HEAVY SNOW ON FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY STRONG WIND AND BLOWING SNOW ON SATURDAY WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE IN WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... .Moderate to heavy snow will develop across western Minnesota Friday morning and move through eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Friday afternoon and continue through Friday evening. Most of the snow will fall late Friday morning into Friday evening. Currently, 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected across much of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Snow will taper off Friday night, but on Saturday northwest winds will increase and lead to significant blowing and drifting snow. In addition, falling temperatures will lead to icy roads. Farther west, blizzard conditions are possible in open areas of western into southern Minnesota. If the forecast winds of 40 to 45 mph remain on track, an upgrade to a blizzard warning is likely for Saturday across western and southern Minnesota. This storm will impact travel. Moderate to heavy snow will lead to snow-covered roads on Friday. Strong winds and falling temperatures will lead to blowing snow and drifting on Saturday. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches on Friday. Northwest winds gusting as high as 45 mph with blizzard conditions possible on Saturday.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 8 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm To Impact The Area Friday Through Saturday... .A winter storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the area Friday afternoon through Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches near and north of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, to 3 to 5 inches farther south across southwest and central Wisconsin. In addition, a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow will be possible Friday night into early Saturday morning. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible south of Interstate 90, with a glaze of ice possible elsewhere. Strong northwest winds Saturday afternoon may lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across open areas of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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 Storm Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Winter Storm To Impact The Area Friday Through Saturday... .A winter storm will bring widespread accumulating snow, a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, and areas of blowing and drifting snow to the area Friday afternoon through Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches near and north of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, to 3 to 5 inches farther south across southwest and central Wisconsin. In addition, a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow will be possible Friday night into early Saturday morning. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible south of Interstate 90, with a glaze of ice possible elsewhere. Strong northwest winds Saturday afternoon may lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially across open areas of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

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

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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