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
911 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...HEAVY SNOW MOVING IN...

.A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES TO ADVANCE NORTHWARD ACROSS IOWA
AND SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN THIS MORNING. LOOK FOR THIS BAND TO
APPROACH INTERSTATE 90 THROUGH 11 AM. A QUICK 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS FIRST WAVE OF HEAVY SNOW...WITH TRAVEL
QUICKLY BECOMING HAZARDOUS. WE MAY SEE A BREAK IN THE SNOW ACROSS
EXTREME NORTHEAST IOWA AND FAR SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN THIS AFTERNOON.

STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING THEN SWITCH TO
THE NORTHWEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THIS WILL CREATE
ARES OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ094>096-WIZ053>055-061-022315-
/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
911 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

* SNOW...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 THROUGH 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>044-022315-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-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
911 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.

$$

WETENKAMP



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