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An area of heavy snow setup during the evening of March 23rd across far southern Minnesota into northern Iowa. This band remained nearly stationary overnight and into the following morning, increasing in intensity. Snowfall rates were 1-3" per hour producing snow covered roads and limited visibilities.

A band of snowfall of 12 to 16" fell from the Charles City, Osage Iowa area, southeast towards Oelwein.  Snowfall totals were MUCH less to the north and east of there where many communities ended up with hardly a snow flake.

snow forecastRadar loop from 11 pm March 23 to 1 pm March 24 2018​​
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