Winter Storm Warning

02/12/2019 2:53 AM through 02/12/2019 11:00 AM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-3367806-2947926 NWS-IDP-PROD-3367185-2947300 NWS-IDP-PROD-3366782-2946852 NWS-IDP-PROD-3367408-2947545 NWS-IDP-PROD-3366283-2946340 NWS-IDP-PROD-3367590-2947720 NWS-IDP-PROD-3365947-2945944 NWS-IDP-PROD-3365947-2945945

Winter Storm Warning issued February 12 at 2:53AM CST expiring February 13 at 12:00AM CST by NWS La Crosse WI


Widespread moderate to heavy snowfall continues early this
morning with roads snow covered and slippery resulting in
difficult to dangerous travel. Snowfall rates of 1 to locally 2
inches per hour are expected at times this morning before the
heavier snow diminishes from the southwest during the afternoon hours
with visibility reduced to as low as one quarter mile at times.
Additional accumulations will range from around 3 inches over
parts of northeast Iowa to perhaps 10 or more inches over north
central Wisconsin.

Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph this afternoon and
evening, gusting to 35 mph. This will lead to blowing and
drifting snow in open, unsheltered areas and significant
visibility reductions at times. Travel will remain hazardous into
the evening due to light falling snow and blowing and drifting
* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph this afternoon and
evening will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow in open

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

* WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult. Expect
significantly reduced visibilities in falling or blowing snow.
The hazardous conditions are going to impact the morning


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

Target Area

Allamakee; Clayton; Houston; Dodge; Fillmore; Olmsted; Howard; Fayette; Mitchell; Mower; Winona; Winneshiek; Floyd; Chickasaw; Crawford; Grant

Sender: NWS La Crosse WI
Sent: 2:53 AM on 02-12-2019