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
705 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM QUICKLY APPROACHING...

.A THIN BAND OF LIGHT SNOW WAS MOVING QUICKLY AHEAD OF THE BRUNT
OF THE WINTER STORM...BUT WAS CAPABLE OF DROPPING 1/2 TO 1 INCH.

RADAR TRENDS SUGGEST THE ONSET OF THE HEAVY SNOW WILL REACH...

* BY 10 AM: CHARLES CITY IOWA TO LANCASTER WISCONSIN LINE
* BY 11 AM: THE I-90 CORRIDOR...INCLUDING ROCHESTER AND LA CROSSE
* BY NOON: WHITEHALL TO BLACK RIVER FALLS LINE WISCONSIN LINE

1 TO 2 INCH PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES WILL BE COMMON IN THE HEAVY
SNOW. SOUTH OF I-90...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND EVEN RAIN WILL
MIX IN FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING. THE MAIN SNOW
BAND PULLS OUT OVERNIGHT...BUT ANOTHER AREA OF SNOW LOOKS TO MOVE
ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN OVERNIGHT. THAT
COULD BRING AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW TO THAT AREA.

STORM TOTAL SNOWS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...LOWER ACROSS
THE FAR SOUTH WERE A WINTRY MIX WILL OCCUR. ICING UP TO 1/10 OF
AN INCH IS POSSIBLE IN THOSE AREAS.

IN ADDITION...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY OVER THE OPEN AREAS OF SOUTHEAST
MINNESOTA AND NORTHEAST IOWA. IN THESE SPOTS...AS WELL AS ALONG
THE RIDGE TOPS...WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH COULD PRODUCE
BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

TRAVEL WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS WITHIN 1 TO 2 HOURS OF THE START OF
THE HEAVY SNOW. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND NIGHT.

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ094>096-WIZ053>055-061-022115-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160203T1200Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
CLAYTON-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-VERNON-CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...WAUKON...CHARLES CITY...
OELWEIN...AUSTIN...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...
PLATTEVILLE
705 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW MOVES IN BY MID MORNING...COULD MIX WITH FREEZING RAIN...
  SLEET AND RAIN MID AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. ANOTHER ROUND
  OF SNOW MOVES IN LATE TONIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 9 AM AND 2 PM...
   WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. SOME THUNDER IS ALSO
  POSSIBLE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...BUT COULD BE LOWER
  SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 18. ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO 1/10 OF AN INCH.

* WINDS GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOPS AND IN OPEN AREAS. IN
  ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE EVENING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET
AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY
CALLING 5 1 1.

$$

MNZ079-086>088-WIZ017-029-032>034-041>044-022115-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0001.160202T1500Z-160203T1200Z/
WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-
JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-ADAMS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCHESTER...WINONA...MEDFORD...
NEILLSVILLE...BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA/TOMAH...
MAUSTON
705 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW MOVES IN BY MID TO LATE MORNING. FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET
  COULD MIX IN NEAR THE I-90 CORRIDOR DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY EVENING. SNOW EXITS OVERNIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM...WITH 1
  TO 2 INCH PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. A LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE
  POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTH.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 30 MPH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOPS AND IN OPEN
  AREAS. IN ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE
  EXPECTED.

* TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING DURING
  THE EVENING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET
AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY
CALLING 5 1 1.

$$


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