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
331 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Hazardous Travel From Late Tonight Through Friday...Winter
Storm Impacts The Region...

.Snow, rain, wind and possibly freezing precipitation will impact
the region from late this afternoon through Friday night. Due to
considerable snow accumulations and wind, there will be
significant impacts to travel for most of the area.

Much of what falls through this evening will be rain, with
minimal if any impact on travel or activities. Travel hazards
increase overnight as the rain mixes with and changes over snow.
Accumulations from 1 to 4 inches expected...higher north of
Interstate 90. Light icing could also occur if freezing
precipitation develops.

Mostly snow for Friday through Friday night, although could mix
with rain or freezing precipitation near and south of Interstate
90 at times Friday . An additional 4 to 10 inches of snow
expected, highest across southeast Minnesota.

Meanwhile, strong northwest winds will blow and drift the snow
Friday and Friday night, especially in open and unsheltered
areas, adding another hazard to travel.

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

Confidence is high that this storm will produce significant
amounts of snow. However, even a small shift in the storm track
will have large impacts on what falls where, and how much. There
could be some adjustments to where the heavy snow band is
expected as a result.

Keep up to date 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
331 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM
CST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for snow and blowing and drifting snow...which is
in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM CST Saturday. The Winter
Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Expect a wintry mix to develop by midnight, transitioning to
  snow for Friday and Friday night.

* Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches. Light icing possible.

* Look for significant reductions in visibility at times.

* Blowing and drifting snow Friday through Friday night in open
  and unsheltered areas

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

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.

&&

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Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fillmore-
Houston-La Crosse-Monroe-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,
Charles City, New Hampton, Preston, Caledonia, La Crosse, Sparta,
Tomah, Mauston, Friendship, and Viroqua
331 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

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

* Wintry mix overnight...becoming all snow by Friday night.

* Total snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches. Light icing possible.

* Significant reductions in visibility are likely.

* Blowing and drifting snow Friday through Friday night in open
  and unsheltered areas

* Travel will become difficult to potentially impossible by Friday
  night. Expect slippery travel for 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.

&&

$$

Rieck



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