Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
745 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...SNOW MOVES IN LATE TONIGHT...STRONG WINDS MOVE IN TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.SNOW WILL FORM ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT...AFTER MIDNIGHT...
AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY MORNING. MANY AREA ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE SNOW COVERED BY DAYBREAK WHICH COULD IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE
AND TRAVEL. IN ADDITION...TEMPERATURES MAY WARM ENOUGH ACROSS
PARTS OF EASTERN IOWA INTO FAR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN FOR A MIX OF
PRECIPITATION.

AS THE SNOW COMES TO AN END TUESDAY AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE WITH GUSTS FROM 30 TO 40 MPH. WINDS COULD REMAIN
STRONG WELL INTO THE EVENING AS WELL. THESE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW... ESPECIALLY IN
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN IOWA WHERE BLIZZARD-LIKE
CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN...OPEN COUNTRY AREAS.

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-
032>034-041>044-053>055-061-030945-
/O.CON.KARX.WW.Y.0010.150303T0900Z-150304T0300Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
CLAYTON-WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-
TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-
ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...WAUKON...CHARLES CITY...
OELWEIN...ROCHESTER...WINONA...AUSTIN...MEDFORD...NEILLSVILLE...
BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA/TOMAH...MAUSTON...
VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...PLATTEVILLE
745 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM
CST TUESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW AND SLEET TO DEVELOP AROUND 3 AM TUESDAY AND THEN
  DIMINISH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON
  TUESDAY.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOPS AND IN OPEN
  AREAS.

* TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED.

* PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS...INCLUDING DURING THE
  MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. IN ADDITION...AREAS OF POOR
  VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THERE WILL BE TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

$$

SHEA


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