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Dangerous Storm Tonight! Icy Travel For Some This Morning.

Take this storm SERIOUSLY. The combination of heavy snow and wind could make for a deadly combination if precautions are not taken. Major travel problems are expected across a large portion of the area, with blizzard conditions for parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Adjust or cancel travel for tonight if you are in these areas. Read More >


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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