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Difficult Travel! Winter Storm Through Saturday

A winter storm will impact the region through Saturday. Roads will quickly become snow-covered as snow develops this afternoon. Snow will then transition to a light wintry mix of snow and freezing rain tonight and back to light snow on Saturday. Strong winds may produce blowing and drifting snow Saturday with poor visibility at times. Read More >

Overview

 

A strengthening low pressure system produced severe weather as it quickly moved from southwest Minnesota to western Lake Superior Tuesday afternoon-evening, dragging a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley. This system produced a handful of tornadoes across southeast Minnesota, western Iowa, and northwest Wisconsin.

From about 7 to 10 PM on September 24, severe weather consisting of damaging winds and two tornadoes occurred mainly along and north of Interstate 90 across southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A total of 11 severe weather warnings (10 Severe Thunderstorm and 1 Tornado) were issued during this time period by NWS La Crosse. Wind gusts were mainly in the 40 to 60 mph range, with the strongest winds of 70 to 80 mph reported near Zumbro Falls, MN (Wabasha County). Two tornadoes were confirmed within NWS La Crosse's warning area: one in Lake City, MN and one near Greenwood, WI.

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Radar loop of severe storms from September 24, 2019