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
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Dangerous Winter Storm To Impact The Region Later Tonight
through Friday Night...Dangerous Travel Expected...

.A dangerous winter storm will impact the area tonight through
Friday night. This storm will contain strong winds, heavy snow,
rain, a wintry mix, and thunderstorms. Due to considerable snow
accumulations and strong wind, there will be significant impacts
to travel for most of the area. Blizzard warnings have been posted
for portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa while
winter storm warnings and advisories have been posted for the
rest of the area.

Rain and some snow will move in this evening with minimal impact
expected on travel or activities. Travel will then become
dangerous overnight through Friday as snow becomes heavy coupled
with strong northerly winds causing blowing and drifting of the
snow. Snow accumulations from 1 to 4 inches are expected
overnight, highest north of a Charles City Iowa, Winona
Minnesota, and Black River Falls Wisconsin line. Some thundersnow
will also occur, adding to snowfall rates and reduced visibilities.
Light icing could also mainly south of I-90.

Plan on mostly snow continuing Friday through Friday night,
although a mix with rain or freezing precipitation could occur
near and south of Interstate 90 at times during the day Friday.
An additional 4 to 12 inches of snow is expected Friday through
Friday night with the highest amounts expected across southeast
Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.

Strong north winds with gusts 35 to 45 mph will cause significant
blowing and drifting of the snow Friday and Friday night which
will cause some whiteouts. This will be especially true in open
and unsheltered areas.

Expect any slush or standing water to freeze Friday night into
Saturday morning.

Prepare now for this dangerous winter storm, especially if you
have travel plans.

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Winneshiek-Chickasaw-Houston-
Including the cities of Decorah, New Hampton, and Caledonia
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM CST
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM CST
Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Expect a wintry mix to develop this evening, transitioning to
  all snow overnight. This snow will become heavy after midnight,
  tapering off Friday night.

* Total snow accumulations tonight through Friday night in the 6
  to 10 inch range. Snow rates up to 2 inches an hour at times
  also possible in thundersnow.

* Winds gusting to 45 mph will produce significant blowing and
  drifting of the snow with some whiteouts also likely,
  especially in open and unsheltered areas.

* Travel will become dangerous.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. 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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La Crosse-Monroe-
Including the cities of La Crosse, Sparta, and Tomah
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM
CST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Storm Warning which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM
CST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Expect a transition from rain this evening to wintry mix and
  snow around midnight and then diminishing Friday night.

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur between midnight and 6 AM
  Friday with the possibility of some thundersnow.

* Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches along with a light
  icing are expected.

* Winds gusting to 35 mph will likely cause some blowing and
  drifting of the snow, especially in open unsheltered areas and
on bluff tops. Look for significant reductions in visibility at
times.

* Plan on difficult travel conditions...including during the
  morning and evening commutes on Friday.

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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Mitchell-Howard-Floyd-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Charles City, Wabasha,
Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, and Preston
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* Expect blizzard conditions to develop around midnight and then
  diminish around 6 AM Saturday.

* Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions
  in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is
  likely...especially on ridge tops and in open areas. Tree
  branches and power lines could fall as well.

* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches are expected.

* Travel will be very difficult to impossible...including during
  the morning commute on Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. 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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Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-
Including the cities of Medford, Neillsville, Alma, Arcadia,
Whitehall, and Black River Falls
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* Expect a wintry mix and snow to develop this evening,
  diminishing Friday night. Some thunder is also possible.

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur from 6 am through 6 pm
  Friday.

* Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and ice
  accumulations of a glaze are expected.

* Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and
  drifting snow...especially on ridge tops and in open areas.
  In addition...some reductions to visibility are expected.

* Travel will be very difficult to impossible...including during
  the evening commute on Friday.

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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Allamakee-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-
Including the cities of Waukon, Mauston, Friendship, and Viroqua
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM
CST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Expect a wintry mix to develop around midnight and then diminish
  by 6 am Saturday.

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur Friday evening...and the
  greatest amount of ice accumulation looks to occur Friday
  morning.

* Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice
  accumulations of 2/10 of an inch are expected.

* Look for reduced visibilities at times.

* The ice and snow will result in difficult travel
  conditions...including the morning and evening commutes on
  Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow...sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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Fayette-Clayton-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
Including the cities of Oelwein, Elkader, Prairie Du Chien,
Richland Center, and Platteville
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM
CST Saturday.

* Expect a wintry mix to develop around midnight and then
  diminish around 6 AM Saturday.

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur between 6 PM Friday and
  midnight Saturday...and the greatest amount of ice
  accumulation will occur between 6 AM and noon Friday.

* Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice
  accumulations of 2/10 of an inch are expected.

* Winds gusting as high as 35 to 40 mph will cause patchy blowing
  and drifting snow...especially on ridge tops and in open areas.
  This will cause some reductions to visibility.

* The ice will result in difficult travel conditions...including
  during the morning commute on Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow...sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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