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Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service La Crosse WI
1126 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2023

...Strong Spring Storm to Bring Heavy Snow to the Region...

.A complex storm system will begin to affect the area this
afternoon, finally ending Saturday and bringing a variety of
weather with it including heavy rain, severe storms, and heavy
snow. A wintry mix with some freezing rain and icing is looking
more likely for the Highway 29 corridor and north tonight. Ice
accumulations of around one-quarter inch could occur by morning. A
Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Taylor county.

Most of the wintry mix should change to rain Friday. Rain changes
to snow Friday night, with heavy, wet snow. At this time, the
heaviest snow looks to fall north of Highway 10 in northcentral
Wisconsin with 6 to 10 inches of accumulation. Farther south,
amounts are less confident due to potential differences in when
the rain switches over to snow and how far south the heavy snow
will make it. In addition northwest winds will increase on the
backside of the storm with gusts 35 to 45 mph with reduced
visibilities and some blowing and drifting of snow. The winds will
remain elevated Saturday morning.

Including the cities of Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,
Alma, Arcadia, and Whitehall
1126 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2023


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6
  inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Blowing and
  drifting of snow in open areas.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Minnesota and west central

* WHEN...From Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing
  snow could significantly reduce visibility.


Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
635 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2023

635 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2023

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A wintry mix of precipitation will develop this afternoon with
some light accumulations of snow possible north of I94 before the
snow changes to rain this evening. Ice accumulations could occur
especially across parts of Taylor County. Scattered non-severe
thunderstorms are expected tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A potent spring storm system impacts the region through Saturday
morning and will bring a variety of hazardous weather including
strong to severe storms, heavy rainfall, heavy snow, and strong

Severe storms is growing increasingly likely south of Interstate
90 Friday afternoon and early evening. Strong to severe storms
could approach I90s with damaging winds and large hail.

Widespread rainfall is expected Thursday night through Friday
night with locally heavy rain possible. Due to the frozen ground,
melting of snow, and the rainfall, runoff could lead to ponding of
water and river flooding.

Moderate to heavy snow is becoming more likely north of I90 Friday
night into Saturday morning with amounts in excess of 6 inches
possible. See the winter weather watch for details.

Finally, strong and gusty winds are expected at times Today through
Saturday morning. Wind gusts over 45 mph will be possible
especially Friday afternoon and Friday night. The combination of
strong winds, blowing snow, and falling snow could result in
reduced visibilities and difficult travel conditions in open


Spotter activation may be needed near Interstate 90 on Friday
afternoon. Snowfall reports may be needed Friday night into


A webinar is scheduled for 2pm this afternoon.


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