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
1047 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...DANGEROUS WINTER STORM TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.A FAST MOVING WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION WITH HEAVY SNOW
AND STRONG WINDS TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED...HIGHEST NORTH OF A
LINE FROM CHARLES CITY IOWA TO SPARTA WISCONSIN. SOUTH OF THAT
LINE...SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FOR
A TIME. WHERE ANY FREEZING RAIN OCCURS...ICE ACCUMULATION OF UP TO
ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER NORTHEAST IOWA
AND SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN.

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 NEAR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER...WIND GUSTS TO 35 MPH
MAY PRODUCE BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS AT TIMES. SOME ROADS MAY
BECOME IMPASSABLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ094>096-WIZ053>055-061-021500-
/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0001.160202T0900Z-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
1047 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* SNOW WILL DEVELOP JUST BEFORE SUNRISE AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
  THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AND
  MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN INTO LATE AFTERNOON...WITH
  ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT.

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

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 11 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATION
  UP TO 1/10 OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 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 MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

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>044-021500-
/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
1047 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TUESDAY TO
6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP THROUGH MID AND LATE MORNING...BECOMING
  HEAVY AT TIMES INTO MID AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL DIMINISH FOR A TIME
  INTO THE EVENING...WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHTER SNOWS EXPECTED
  TUESDAY NIGHT.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM
  TUESDAY...WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. SOME THUNDER IS
  ALSO POSSIBLE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATION OF
  A GLAZE ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 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 ON TUESDAY.

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.

$$

LAWRENCE



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