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
349 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Winter Storm Moves In Thursday Night...

.Snow...rain...and wind will accompany a winter storm slated to
drive across the region Thursday night through Friday night.

The precipitation will start out as rain Thursday evening...
transitioning to snow or a rain-snow mix later Thursday night,
continuing through Friday. Snow is expected Friday night. A brief
period of freezing drizzle also possible late Thursday night into
Friday morning.

Current indications would bring 4 to 8 inches...locally
higher...to locations along and north of an Austin to Winona
Minnesota...to Black River Falls Wisconsin line. Light icing
possible if freezing drizzle develops.

Winds become strong and gusty Friday night. Blowing and drifting
snow could become a concern in open and unsheltered areas.

While confidence is high that this storm will produce significant
amounts of snow, where that ultimately falls is not certain. A
small shift in the storm track will have large impacts on what
falls where, and how much.

Keep up on the latest forecasts and prepare now for this winter
storm...especially if you have travel plans.

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Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-
Trempealeau-Jackson-
Including the cities of Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,
Austin, Medford, Neillsville, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall,
and Black River Falls
349 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Storm Watch...which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening.

* Snow and freezing drizzle expected from Thursday evening
  through Friday evening.

* Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches...locally higher
  possible. Ice accumulations of a glaze are also possible.

* Significant reductions in visibility in the snow.

* Plan on difficult driving conditions...including during the
  morning commute on Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant
snow...sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Rieck/RRS



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