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
913 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM EXPECTED TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
NIGHT. WHILE THE EXACT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS COULD STILL CHANGE...A
BAND OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...IS
CURRENTLY EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS STORM WILL ALSO BRING
STRONG WINDS WHICH COULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

THE OPEN AND FLAT AREAS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA AND NORTHEAST IOWA
WILL EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS FROM LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON
INTO TUESDAY EVENING. THIS COULD LEAD TO BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. SOME
ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS OR ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY...BE SURE TO PLAN AHEAD. YOU MAY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR
PLANS TO AVOID THE WORST CONDITIONS.

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-MNZ086-087-094-095-011200-
/O.CON.KARX.BZ.A.0001.160202T1200Z-160203T1200Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-DODGE-OLMSTED-
MOWER-FILLMORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...CHARLES CITY...OELWEIN...
ROCHESTER...AUSTIN
913 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 40 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING
  DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

IAZ011-030-MNZ079-088-096-WIZ017-029-032>034-041>044-053>055-061-
011200-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.A.0001.160202T1200Z-160203T1200Z/
ALLAMAKEE-CLAYTON-WABASHA-WINONA-HOUSTON-TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-
TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-
RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKON...WINONA...MEDFORD...
NEILLSVILLE...BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA/TOMAH...
MAUSTON...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...
PLATTEVILLE
913 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
  TUESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

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

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING
  DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

$$

LAWRENCE


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