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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
321 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

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Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-
Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-La Crosse-
321 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Iowa...southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight through 9
am Saturday.

A wintry mix of freezing rain and light snow moves in tonight,
lasting into Saturday morning. Ice accumulations up to 1/10 of an
inch is expected along with snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches.
Plan on slippery roadways.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Look for the wintry mix to come to an end by mid Saturday morning.
Plan on some lingering slippery roadways in the morning.

Winter Storm Watch Saturday Night through Sunday.

Heavy snow is expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 9 inches is expected with ice accumulations
of around 1/10 inch possible. Winds could gust near 50 mph which
will likely cause blowing and drifting, along with reduced
visibility.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Precipitation reports through the weekend would be appreciated.

.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATION...

No webinar is scheduled.

$$



Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
234 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday
Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday...

.As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of
precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all
looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to
2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4
inch.

For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy
snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts
the region.

Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently
expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix
could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light
icing.

Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy
snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open
and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under
1/2 mile could occur.

Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area
this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread,
roads could become impassable in some rural areas.

Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts.

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Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-
Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-La Crosse-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin,
Preston, Caledonia, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, and La Crosse
234 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM CST SATURDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight
  into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two
  inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected.

  Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total
  snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of
  around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high
  as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin, north central and
  northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight
  to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
  Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on
  slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of
  blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday
  night through Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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.

The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at
511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at
511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
234 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

...Icy Travel For Some Late Tonight Into Saturday
Morning...Winter Storm Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday...

.As for tonight through Saturday morning, a wintry mix of
precipitation is expected, with rain, freezing rain, and snow all
looking likely. Snow amounts will generally be in the 1 to
2 inch range, with ice accumulations of a light glazing to 1/4
inch.

For Saturday night through Sunday, plan on a combination of heavy
snow, a wintry mix, and strong winds as a winter storm impacts
the region.

Snowfall in the heaviest band of 4 to 9 inches is currently
expected, with locally higher possible. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour Saturday evening could occur. A brief wintry mix
could occur as the storm moves in, which may result in light
icing.

Winds gusting as high as 45 to 50 mph combined with the heavy
snow will result in blowing and drifting snow, especially in open
and unsheltered areas. Frequent reductions in visibility under
1/2 mile could occur.

Travel impacts will be minor to significant for the entire area
this weekend. If blowing and drifting snow becomes widespread,
roads could become impassable in some rural areas.

Keep up to date on the forecast and plan now for travel impacts.

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/O.CON.KARX.WS.A.0006.190224T0000Z-190225T0000Z/
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-
Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-La Crosse-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin,
Preston, Caledonia, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, and La Crosse
234 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM CST SATURDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. A wintry mix for tonight
  into Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to two
  inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected.

  Heavy snow then expected Saturday night through Sunday. Total
  snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches, and ice accumulations of
  around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high
  as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of west central Wisconsin, north central and
  northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight
  to 9 AM CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
  Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on
  slippery roads late tonight into Saturday morning. Areas of
  blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility Saturday
  night through Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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.

The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at
511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at
511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



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