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
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Dangerous Travel Continues Today...

.A significant winter storm will continue to impact the region
through tonight with a combination of snow, freezing drizzle, and
wind.

As of mid morning, heavy snow from the overnight hours had tapered
off to a mix of light rain, freezing drizzle, and snow across the
area. Snow totals of 6 to 12 inches were common along and either
side of a line from Charles City, Iowa to Rochester, Minnesota to
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with amounts tapering to less than an inch
across southwest Wisconsin and portions of far northeast Iowa near
the Mississippi River. Where heavy snow occurred, some blowing and
drifting of snow was also noted, though conditions had improved by
10 am in many areas.

Through the afternoon and evening hours, some light snow is
expected to redevelop eastward across the area, but with mainly
light additional accumulation. With continued stronger winds, some
blowing and drifting snow remains possible over parts of southeast
Minnesota and northeast Iowa where blizzard conditions may be
found at times along with hazardous travel. Farther south and east
into western and southwestern Wisconsin, precipitation for today
will remain a mix of light rain and snow, mixed with freezing
drizzle at times but changing to light snow before ending tonight.
Additionally, expect any slush or standing water to freeze
overnight as temperatures dip well below freezing.

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Winneshiek-Chickasaw-Houston-
Including the cities of Decorah, New Hampton, and Caledonia
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and light freezing rain, which is in
effect until 6 AM CST Saturday. The Blizzard Warning has been
cancelled.

* Expect a wintry mix of light snow, rain, and even freezing rain
  to continue, becoming all snow this afternoon and evening.

* Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is expected, along
  with a light glaze of ice.

* With less snow occurring than earlier expected, the risk for
  blizzard conditions has greatly diminished, though some blowing
  and drifting snow remains possible in open areas.

* Plan for bouts of slippery travel.

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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La Crosse-Monroe-
Including the cities of La Crosse, Sparta, and Tomah
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and light freezing rain, which is in
effect until 6 AM CST Saturday. The Winter Storm Warning has been
cancelled.

* Expect a light mix of snow, rain, and freezing rain to continue
  this afternoon, gradually changing to all snow.

* Additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches and ice
  accumulation 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.

* Untreated roads will remain slippery and snow covered, with any
  slush refreezing tonight as temperatures fall well below
  freezing.

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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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
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* A mix of light freezing rain and snow will switch to all snow
  through the afternoon and evening.

* Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause whiteout conditions
  at times, especially as snow begins again this afternoon.

* Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is expected this
  afternoon through tonight.

* Travel will remain very difficult to impossible, including during
  the evening commute.

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
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* Expect a mix of light snow and freezing rain to continue,
  changing over to all snow this afternoon and evening.

* Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches and ice
  accumulation of a glaze are expected.

* Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause patchy blowing and
  drifting snow, especially in open areas.

* Plan for continued difficult travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet,
and ice are occurring. 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-Fayette-Clayton-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-
Grant-
Including the cities of Waukon, Oelwein, Elkader, Mauston,
Friendship, Viroqua, Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center,
and Platteville
1037 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SATURDAY...

* Expect a light mix of snow and freezing rain to continue through
  early afternoon, changing over to all snow into the evening.

* Additional snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches and ice
  accumulation of a glaze are expected.

* Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause some blowing and
  drifting snow, especially in open areas.

* Plan for continued wintry driving conditions, especially on
  untreated roadways.

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.

&&

$$

Lawrence



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