Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
325 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

CLOUDY CONDITIONS PREVAILED ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS. A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST
BROUGHT MOSTLY RAIN TO THE EASTERN PLAINS AND WAS BEGINNING TO
PRODUCE MOSTLY SNOW A LITTLE FARTHER WEST AND SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. AS OF 3PM...HIGH TEMPERATURES SO FAR WERE IN THE LOWER TO
MIDDLE 30S OVER NORTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHERN WISCONSIN RANGING TO THE
MIDDLE 20S OVER NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

THE REGIONS WEATHER WILL BE DOMINATED BY THIS STORM SYSTEM PASSING
TO OUR SOUTH OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW...SOME
HEAVY...ACROSS IOWA...FAR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN
ILLINOIS...WITH AMOUNTS TAPERING OFF TO THE NORTH ACROSS MINNESOTA
AND WISCONSIN AS IT ENCOUNTERS THE DRY HIGH PRESSURE TO THE
NORTHWEST.

AS A RESULT WINTER STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR ALL BUT FAR
NORTHERN IOWA AS WELL AS EXTREME SOUTHERN WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN
ILLINOIS. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME
NORTHERN IOWA INTO FAR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND THEN INTO PORTIONS OF
WESTERN WISCONSIN. FARTHER NORTH IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN LITTLE
IF ANY ACCUMULATION WILL BE SEEN.  GUSTY NORTH WIND WILL DEVELOP ON
SUNDAY RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
EASTERN IOWA INTO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN.

OVERNIGHT EXPECT LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW AND MID TEENS...WITH
SINGLE DIGITS INTO NORTHERN WISCONSIN. THE HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL THEN
BE COLDER AS TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH IF ANY FROM THE NIGHT
TIME LOWS.
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