Iowa & Minnesota Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

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

MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-WABASHA-
DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSAGE...CRESCO...DECORAH...WAUKON...
CHARLES CITY...NEW HAMPTON...WABASHA...DODGE CENTER...ROCHESTER...
WINONA...AUSTIN...PRESTON...CALEDONIA
311 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON
TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM
WATCH.

* EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP FROM SOUTH TO NORTH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 6 PM AND MIDNIGHT
WEDNESDAY...WITH RATES AROUND 1 INCH PER HOUR AND SOME THUNDER
POSSIBLE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE VERY
WET NATURE OF THE EXPECTED SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE
CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Steele
  • Freeborn
  • Faribault

REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDWOOD FALLS, NEW ULM, ST JAMES,
MANKATO, WASECA, OWATONNA, FAIRMONT, BLUE EARTH, AND ALBERT LEA
259 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MAIN IMPACT...ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM 8 TO 10 INCHES WILL MAKE
FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Worth
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Wright
  • Hancock
  • Winnebago
  • Kossuth

EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ESTHERVILLE, ALGONA, FOREST CITY,
LAKE MILLS, NORTHWOOD, MANLY, EMMETSBURG, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA,
MASON CITY, CLEAR LAKE, POCAHONTAS, LAURENS, ROLFE, FONDA,
GILMORE CITY, HUMBOLDT, EAGLE GROVE, CLARION, BELMOND, HAMPTON,
PARKERSBURG, CLARKSVILLE, SHELL ROCK, GREENE, APLINGTON, ALLISON,
DUMONT, SAC CITY, LAKE VIEW, ODEBOLT, WALL LAKE, SCHALLER, EARLY,
ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY, AND FORT DODGE
312 PM CST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION MAINLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW WILL SPREAD
WEST TO EAST ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA TUESDAY. IT MAY MIX WITH SOME
RAIN TOWARD HIGHWAY 20 INITIALLY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...BUT ALL
SNOW IS ANTICIPATED OVER NORTHERN IOWA AND WARNING WIDE WEDNESDAY
UNTIL DIMINISHING LATER IN THE DAY. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
IS ALSO ANTICIPATED WEDNESDAY AS THE WIND INCREASES.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
POSSIBLE. THE SNOW MAY BE WET AND HEAVY INITIALLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND THEN NORTHWEST WINDS MAY GUST TO 30 TO
35 MPH DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. SUBSTANTIAL VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE LIKELY...ESPECIALLY
WEDNESDAY AFTER MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. THE SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND THE
COMBINATION OF THESE ELEMENTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS. THIS SYSTEM WILL LIKELY IMPACT BOTH THE TUESDAY
EVENING AND WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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