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Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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

...Dangerous Travel Continues Today...

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

As of 7 AM, heavy snow has occurred across parts of north-
central Iowa through southeast Minnesota and west central
Wisconsin with snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches so far. Snowfall
amounts have been much lighter to the south where more of the
precipitation has occurred as rain or a wintry mix. While
precipitation has become lighter early this morning, snowfall is
expected to increase through the morning as the storm system
continues to track northeastward.

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 possible 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 will exceed a foot. A wintry mix will remain
possible, especially across parts of northeast Iowa into
southwestern Wisconsin before transitioning to snow later today or
this evening. Light ice accumulations are possible.

Strong north winds with gusts of 30 to 40 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.

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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
732 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

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

* Winds gusting as high as 40 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, 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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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
732 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

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

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur until noon.

* Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible.
  Light ice accumulations are also 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.

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

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
732 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

* Expect a wintry mix to continue today, diminishing overnight
  tonight.

* The heaviest snowfall rates will occur between 6 PM this evening
  and midnight tonight.

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

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

* The wintry mix will result in difficult travel conditions
  including during the morning and evening commutes.

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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