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
344 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM EXPECTED IN THE REGION TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM IS STILL ON TRACK TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
STARTING TUESDAY. WHILE THE EXACT SNOW AMOUNTS MAY STILL BE IN
QUESTION...CONFIDENCE IS GROWING THAT SOME OF THE HIGHER SNOWFALL
TOTALS...ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS...COULD IMPACT OUR AREA AND LEAD
TO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

OPEN AND FLAT AREAS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN IOWA WILL
LIKELY EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
TUESDAY NIGHT...WHICH COULD LEAD TO BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING LOW VISIBILITIES AND LARGE SNOW DRIFTS LEADING TO
DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. IN FACT...SOME ROADS MAY BECOME
IMPASSABLE TUESDAY NIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS OR ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY...BE SURE TO PLAN AHEAD. YOU MAY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR
PLANS TO AVOID THE WORST CONDITIONS.

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-MNZ086-087-094-095-311745-
/O.NEW.KARX.BZ.A.0001.160202T1200Z-160203T1200Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-DODGE-OLMSTED-
MOWER-FILLMORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...CHARLES CITY...OELWEIN...
ROCHESTER...AUSTIN
344 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

* BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
  TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH COULD CAUSE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  IN BLOWING SNOW. SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF THE SNOW IS LIKELY...
  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED
  AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES... ARE POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING
  DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES.
THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS.

$$

IAZ011-030-MNZ079-088-096-WIZ017-029-032>034-041>044-053>055-061-
311745-
/O.NEW.KARX.WS.A.0001.160202T1200Z-160203T1200Z/
ALLAMAKEE-CLAYTON-WABASHA-WINONA-HOUSTON-TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-
TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-
RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKON...WINONA...MEDFORD...
NEILLSVILLE...BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA/TOMAH...
MAUSTON...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...
PLATTEVILLE
344 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

* HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY
  NIGHT. THE PEAK SNOWFALL TIMES APPEARS TO BE TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 13 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED
  AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES.

* WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH COULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOPS AND IN OPEN
  AREAS. IN ADDITION...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE
  POSSIBLE.

* TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE...INCLUDING
  DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.

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.

$$

SHEA


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