Snow Continues To Pile Up In Some Areas

 Happening Now:

A nearly stationary band of snow continues across northern Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and into western Wisconsin this morning.  Snowfall rates have been decreasing rapidly late this morning.

In areas where heavy snow has fallen, roads continue to be snow covered and slippery. Some secondary roads may have ice beneath the new fallen snow due to yesterday's rain and melting snow.  In addition, northwest winds were leading to blowing and drifting snow in open areas.

Snowfall overnight was highest from north central Iowa, across southeast Minnesota, and into north central Wisconsin where 7-12 inches were reported. Far lighter amounts were reported south and east of there, generally 1-3 inches, with no snow in far southwest Wisconsin.

In addition, many area rivers are high or at minor flood stages, with abundant standing water in low areas.

What Is Expected: 
Snow will gradually diminish early this afternoon.  Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories remain in effect for parts of the area.

Expected Amounts

  • 6 to 12 inches storm total snowfall centered from northeast Iowa, across southeast Minnesota, into north central Wisconsin.

Impacts

  • Travel conditions will remain difficult, especially on untreated or unplowed roads.
  • Northwest winds will cause drifting snow as well, which could make roads slippery.
  • Sporadic power outages and knocked down trees in areas where snow was heaviest.
  • Use care when shoveling snow today.  The wet snow will be heavy so do not overdue your physical activity. 

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