National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


A prolonged period of freezing drizzle and/or freezing rain produced icing in most areas on February 19th and 20th. Conditions were worst in southeast Minnesota where some areas received 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice, sleet, and even some snow.  Main roads were just wet but less traveled roads, parking lots, and sidewalks were covered in a layer of ice.

The ice led to numerous accidents and difficult travel. Most area schools were closed on Tuesday, February 20th.

The National Weather Service had a long period of Winter Weather Advisories in effect.

In addition, rainfall of 0.50 to 1.00" led to ponding of water and even some river flooding, especially in southwest Wisconsin, where the Grant and Platte Rivers rose above flood stage for a time.


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