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Heavy Snow Moving In. Hazardous Travel Overnight into Saturday Morning

A winter storm will bring heavy snow to portions of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin overnight into Saturday morning. Difficult travel expected as roads become snow covered and hazardous. Read More >


On Monday, March 5th a potent winter storm moved into the area bringing a variety of hazards, including some icing, sleet, heavy snow, blowing snow, high wind, and even some blizzard-like conditions.

During the morning hours, a mix of freezing rain, sleet, rain, and snow impacted parts of the area.  Conditions worsened during the afternoon and evening as a band of heavy snow developed.  This brought quick accumulations, poor visibilities, and snow covered roads for the evening commute.  Many schools closed early and evening activities were cancelled in a lot of communities.

A general 4" to 8" of snow fell over mainly parts of southeast Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.  Snow amounts were lower south and north of there.

24-hr Snowfall Analysis (March 5-6)
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