Month: March 2021

Elevated Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon

...Elevated Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon... The combination of gusty winds, low humidity in the afternoon and dry conditions will produce elevated fire weather conditions this afternoon. Northwest winds will be sustained at speeds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 mph. The humidity will fall into the 25 to 35 percent range … Read More

Wind Advisory for the entire area until 8pm tonight.

Windy conditions will be found across the entire region through the afternoon. This, in combination with drier air in place, will provide favorable conditions for fires to spread - especially grass fires. A Wind Advisory is in effect this afternoon and early evening. Avoid outdoor burning in these conditions, as any fire could spread quickly.   TODAY: WINDY, Near-critical Fire … Read More

Wet into Wednesday then cooler but still near normal

Widespread showers will continue into Wednesday before diminishing. Late this week a small chance of rain or snow exists Thursday, with a dry Friday expected. Late week temperatures will be around normal for late March.   Wednesday's Forecast: Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before noon. High near 52. South wind 6 to 15 mph … Read More

Rain moving into the area, a few storms possible

Rain will continue to spread north across the region through late afternoon with a few thunderstorms possible across northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Lightning is the primary hazard with any storms. Rainfall amounts up to half an inch are possible through early evening.

Elevated Fire Conditions This Weekend

Special Weather Statement Issued By: The National Weather Service La Crosse WI Elevated Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon Into This Weekend A combination of seasonably warm temperatures, dry air aloft, and gusty south winds will elevate fire weather conditions through this weekend for parts of north central and western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa. … Read More

NWS in La Crosse 2021 Storm Spotter Training

Storm spotter training for 2021 will be conducted virtually.  The National Weather Service in La Crosse has a variety of dates and times to help people attend.   In addition, there are several on-line storm spotter training modules and reference materials available: Role of the Skywarn Spotter - COMET Module Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics - COMET Module Spotter Course - … Read More

Breezy Today, Mild for The Weekend

Mild and quiet conditions look to last into the weekend, with highs in the 40s and 50s through Saturday, and a few 60s possible by Sunday. Northeast winds will be gusty today, with the highest gusts of 35 to 40 mph in far northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin. Rain chances return Sunday night. Read More

IA Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 22-26

Our area experiences the full range of severe thunderstorm hazards - from tornadoes to flash flooding to severe thunderstorm wind gusts. Here are some safety ideas for thunderstorm hazards. In addition, Severe Weather Awareness Week is held each spring to review these hazards and promote safety ideas. STATE DATE Tornado Drill Day Iowa March 22-26, … Read More

Slippery to Hazardous Travel Monday: Snow, Wintry Mix

A winter storm remains on track to bring heavy, wet snow to the area late tonight into Monday. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect, mainly south and west of I-94. Highest snowfall totals west of the Mississippi River where gusty winds could also lead to some drifting snow. As snow ends Monday afternoon, there is potential … Read More

Winter Makes a Return Late Tonight into Monday

A winter storm remains on track to bring heavy, wet snow and perhaps some light freezing rain to the area late tonight through Monday. Highest snowfall totals are expected near and west of the Mississippi River, where 3" to 6" could fall. In addition, gusty winds could lead to some drifting snow, further impacting travel. Winter … Read More