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
741 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...PRECIPITATION BEGINNING TO DEVELOP IN SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...SNOW FOR MUCH OF THE AREA LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.MOISTURE WAS INCREASING OVER MUCH OF THE SOUTH HALF OF MINNESOTA
EARLY THIS MORNING. THE FIRST PRECIPITATION APPEARED TO BE
DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT
AROUND 30 MPH. NO REPORTS HAD BEEN RECEIVED YET...BUT THIS
PRECIPITATION WAS LIKELY A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET
AND SNOW.

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED SPREAD INTO THE AREA FROM THE WEST AND
NORTHWEST...REACHING SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA THIS MORNING THEN LIKELY
NOT REACHING SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN UNTIL LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY
EVENING. IT APPEARS IT WILL START OUT AS A SHORT PERIOD OF LIGHT
RAIN THEN QUICKLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. SNOW WILL CONTINUE
TONIGHT...WITH 1 INCH PER HOUR ACCUMULATION RATES AT TIMES.

SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...MAINLY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOP OR OTHER HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS. THE
HEAVIEST SNOWS WILL FALL IN NARROW BANDS...SO EXPECT VARIABILITY
IN AMOUNTS AT LOCATIONS EVEN JUST A FEW MILES APART.

FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY MIX IN LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AS
THE SNOW ENDS AND MOVES OUT OF THE AREA.

TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED WITH A RETURN TO WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.
ROAD CONDITIONS COULD DETERIORATE RAPIDLY IN ANY HEAVIER SNOW.

MNZ079-086>088-094-095-WIZ032-033-222045-
/O.CON.KARX.WW.Y.0011.150322T1600Z-150323T0600Z/
WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCHESTER...WINONA...AUSTIN
741 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY.

* SNOW DEVELOPS BY EARLY AFTERNOON...PERSISTING TONIGHT. AS THE
  SNOW ENDS...FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR FROM LATE AFTERNOON
  THROUGH THE EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO 1/2 MILE AT
  TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS. IF
  FREEZING DRIZZLE DEVELOPS...A GLAZE OF ICE IS POSSIBLE.

* PLAN ON WINTRY DRIVING CONDITIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
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.

$$

IAZ009>011-030-MNZ096-WIZ041-053>055-061-222045-
/O.CON.KARX.WW.Y.0011.150322T2000Z-150323T1200Z/
HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-CLAYTON-HOUSTON-LA CROSSE-VERNON-
CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...WAUKON...LA CROSSE...
VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...PLATTEVILLE
741 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT MONDAY.

* SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON...PERSISTING TONIGHT. AS
  THE SNOW ENDS...FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE MONDAY MORNING.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES
  WILL BE REDUCED TO 1/2 MILE AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS. IF
  FREEZING DRIZZLE DEVELOPS...A GLAZE OF ICE IS POSSIBLE.

* PLAN ON WINTRY DRIVING CONDITIONS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND
  TONIGHT.

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.

$$
RRS



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