Iowa & Minnesota Weather Alerts

Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Olmsted
  • Dodge
  • Fillmore
  • Wabasha
  • Howard
  • Mitchell
  • Floyd

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Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Charles City, Wabasha,
Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, and Preston
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* Expect blizzard conditions to develop around midnight and then
diminish around 6 AM Saturday.

* Winds gusting as high as 45 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 and power lines could fall as well.

* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches are expected.

* Travel will be very difficult to impossible...including during
the morning commute on Friday.

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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Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Winneshiek
  • Chickasaw

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Including the cities of Decorah, New Hampton, and Caledonia
303 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

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

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Blizzard
Warning...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 The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.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 this evening, transitioning to
all snow overnight. This snow will become heavy after midnight,
tapering off Friday night.

* Total snow accumulations tonight through Friday night in the 6
to 10 inch range. Snow rates up to 2 inches an hour at times
also possible in thundersnow.

* Winds gusting to 45 mph will produce significant blowing and
drifting of the snow with some whiteouts also likely,
especially in open and unsheltered areas.

* Travel will become dangerous.

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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Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Cerro Gordo
  • Wright
  • Hancock

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Including the cities of Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City,
Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City,
Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View,
Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson,
Lake City, Pomeroy, and Fort Dodge
305 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain early this evening is expected to transition to
snow. The snow will be heavy at times tonight into Friday along
with the potential for thundersnow. Snowfall rates of up to one
inch per hour will be possible in the heaviest snow. Winds will
also increase overnight from the northeast becoming northwest by
Friday. Conditions are not expected to improve until Friday
evening as the snow diminishes along with the winds.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches with much deeper
drifts.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced to
one half mile or less for extended period of time with white-out
conditions expected from time to time, especially in rural
areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility Friday into early
Saturday morning.

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.

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Blizzard Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Franklin

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Including the cities of Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville,
Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Webster City,
Denison, Carroll, and Jefferson
305 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT
CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Blizzard
Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight CST
Friday night. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain and a few thunderstorms this evening will
transition to snow overnight. Moderate to occasionally heavy
snow is expected to then persist through Friday evening before
ending. Strong north winds will develop overnight and persist
into Friday night.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 to 8 inches. Much deeper
drifts are expected.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
to 30 mph with gusts 35 mph. Visibility will be reduced below
one half mile for long periods with occasional white-out
conditions, especially in rural areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
as blowing and drifting snow reduce visibility early Friday
morning into Friday evening.

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.

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Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Steele
  • Freeborn
  • Faribault

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Including the cities of New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault,
Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
428 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Heavy snow will develop between 8pm and 10pm tonight,
with increasing winds on Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 to 15 inches are expected, with the
heaviest totals along the Iowa border.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northeast to northwest 25 to 35 mph with
gusts to 45 mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and
possible whiteout conditions.

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.

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Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Steele
  • Freeborn

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Including the cities of Owatonna and Albert Lea
427 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to
6 AM CST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Heavy snow will develop between 8pm and 10pm tonight,
with increasing winds on Friday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 to 15 inches are expected.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northeast to northwest 25 to 35 mph with
gusts to 45 mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and
possible whiteout conditions.

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.

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Blizzard Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Faribault

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Faribault-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, St James,
Mankato, Waseca, Fairmont, and Blue Earth
427 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to
6 AM CST Saturday. The Blizzard Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Heavy snow will develop between 8pm and 10pm tonight,
with increasing winds on Friday.

* Snow accumulations...8 to 15 inches are expected.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Northeast to northwest 25 to 35 mph with
gusts to 45 mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and
possible whiteout conditions.

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.

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Blizzard Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Worth
  • Winnebago
  • Kossuth

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Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, and Emmetsburg
305 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...Rain and snow early this evening is expected to
transition to all snow by mid to late evening. The snow will be
heavy at times tonight into Friday along with the potential for
thundersnow. Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour will be
possible in the heaviest snow. Winds will also increase
overnight from the northeast becoming northwest by Friday.
Conditions are not expected to improve until Friday evening as
the snow diminishes along with the winds.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 to 14 inches with much
deeper drifts.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...Winds becoming north to northwesterly at 20
to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Visibility will be reduced to
one half mile or less for extended period of time with white-out
conditions expected from time to time, especially in rural
areas.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very dangerous to near impossible
as blowing and extensive drifting snow reduce visibility early
Friday into early Saturday morning.

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.

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