Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI
AWUS83 KARX 240803
Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
203 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017
Rain and snow increased throughout the evening over the region in
association with an intense storm system lifting across the
Midwest. Isolated thunderstorms even were occurring within the
rain and snow bands. Temperatures have gradually fallen through
the 30s as precipitation has increased.
A potent winter storm will continue to impact the region through
tonight with widespread snow and rain, along with gusty winds. The
highest snowfall amounts are expected from parts of northeast Iowa
through southeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin, where
some locations may receive near a foot of snow, with lower amounts
to the south and east where a wintry mix will occur through the
day today. Gusty northeast to north winds will lead to blizzard
conditions across parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.
Expect significant travel impacts from this storm.
The snow will gradually taper off from west to east Friday night
into Saturday morning, with cooler and more tranquil weather
returning for later Saturday.