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A storm system brought snow into the area from Monday evening, February 11th, and continued through late Tuesday evening, February 12th, with remnant light snow that fell through the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 13. Snow became heavy in northeast Iowa first and then spread northward overnight into Tuesday morning.

As the storm pivoted over the area, it produced bands of heavier snow from northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Totals ranged from 8-15", especially from near Winona, MN to Black River Falls, WI.

Behind the snow, northwest winds increased and caused blowing and drifting in open farm land by Tuesday evening. This ended up causing more slick roads and hazardous travel - even some highways were closed in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Radar loop showing the snow moving in and pivoting
over the area on February 11th and 12th.
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