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An Extensive and Very Dangerous Ice Storm

A glancing blow of arctic air mixed with a surge in moisture is setting the stage for an extensive and very dangerous ice event. The most likely corridor of icing with a mixture of sleet will occur from west-central Texas to the Tennessee and Lower Ohio Valleys. The ice accretion from Texas into Mid South may approach a half inch or more through Wednesday and cause power outages and travel issues. Read More >


Heavy snow developed across South Dakota and northwest Iowa and advanced northeastward during the day February 24, 2018.  Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were common.  The snow tapered off from southwest to northeast during the evening, and ended in Wisconsin in the early morning hours of February 25th.

Snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches were reported across central Minnesota.  Lesser amounts in the 3 to 6 inch range were measured across southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin where snow mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times.  The map below is smoothed and therefore does not show the several localized 8 or 9 inch totals reported.


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