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Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
451 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Dangerous Travel Through Tonight...

.A dangerous winter storm will continue to impact the Upper
Midwest through tonight with a combination of snow, wind, rain,
and ice.

As of 4 AM, heavy snow has occurred across parts of north-
central Iowa through southeast Minnesota and west central
Wisconsin with snowfall totals so far as high as 6 to 9 inches
across parts of southeast Minnesota. Farther to the south,
precipitation has remained in the form of rain or a wintry mix
into southwest Wisconsin and parts of far northeast Iowa, with
isolated thunderstorms as well. A temporary break in the heaviest
precipitation was occurring across northeast Iowa into southeast
Minnesota.

Dangerous travel will continue through today as periods of snow coupled
with strong northerly winds causing blowing and drifting of the
snow. Additional snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are
expected through tonight from north central Iowa through
southeast Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin with 1 to 4
inches farther to the south. Storm total snowfall within the
heaviest snow band may exceed a foot.

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

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

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

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Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-
Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin,
Preston, and Caledonia
451 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue today, tapering
  off this evening.

* 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 could
  fall as well.

* Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during
  the morning and evening commutes.

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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/O.CON.KARX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170225T1200Z/
Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-La Crosse-Monroe-
Including the cities of Medford, Neillsville, Alma, Arcadia,
Whitehall, Black River Falls, La Crosse, Sparta, and Tomah
451 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* Periods of moderate to heavy snow will continue today, tapering
  off tonight.

* Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. A light icing is
  possible.

* Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow, especially on ridge tops and in open areas. In
  addition, areas of poor visibility are expected.

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

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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/O.CON.KARX.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-170225T1200Z/
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
451 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* Expect a wintry mix to continue today, gradually becoming all snow
  this evening.

* Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice
  accumulations of up to 2/10 of an inch are expected.

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

* The ice and snow will result in difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning and evening commutes today.

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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