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

Snow & Wintry Mix Sunday Night into Monday

A late winter storm could bring accumulating snow (possibly a wintry mix) from late Sunday night into Monday. Currently, the higher threat locally for snow lies across portions of northeast Iowa, where a Winter Storm Watch has been issued. However, any change in storm speed and track will impact what type of precipitation falls and how much. … Read More

Strong to Severe Storms Possible This Evening

A few of the thunderstorms developing along a cold front may become strong to severe after 3:00 this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the area in the Slight Risk category for severe weather as a few storms will potentially produce large hail and damaging winds gusts. A wind advisory goes into … Read More

2021 Spring Flooding Outlook

The overall risk for Spring snowmelt flooding remains near normal.  Stream levels are currently running near normal except for areas where ice may be causing localized elevated water levels. Snow cover is around normal for this time of year and even a little below in some areas.  However, there are a few areas that received some heavier snow this … Read More

Air Quality Alert in effect for Southeast MN & Western WI this weekend

Air Quality Alert in effect from 6 pm tonight through 12 pm Sunday The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality Alert for fine particle pollution for southeast Minnesota. Air quality is expected to worsen beginning this evening, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasted to reach Orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups … Read More

Bitter cold continues, Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Through Monday Morning: Bitter/Dangerous Cold What: Bitter/dangerous cold wind chills from 20 to 40 below zero at times. Where: Entire area. Coldest west of Mississippi River and across north-central Wisconsin. Timing: Coldest this weekend Impacts: Frost bite can occur in as little as 30 minutes without proper clothing. Hypothermia also possible with prolonged exposure. ACTION: Cover exposed skin. Wear several layers of clothing, … Read More

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Thursday

...Snow, Wind, Impacts To Travel Thursday and Thursday Night... .A light wintry mix will develop overnight, transitioning to snow by early morning. The snow will quickly push east northeast through the day, gradually exiting across the northern Great Lakes by late evening. The morning commute will be slick for much of the area as snow … Read More

Snow and blizzard conditions possible tomorrow, then bitter cold

Winter Storm Watch in Effect All Day Thursday, Click Here for More Info   Snow to a wintry mix moves in later tonight, changing to snow early Thursday. Travel conditions will deteriorate Thursday. By later afternoon, blustery northwest gusting 30 to 40 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow, and possible ground blizzard conditions. Details continue to … Read More

Snow and Ice expected this weekend

Snow and ice will lead to travel impacts this weekend as a winter storm moves through the area. Freezing drizzle will begin Saturday morning and lead to some very slick roads mainly along and west of the Mississippi River. Then expect a switch to snow by late afternoon or early evening, with the heaviest snow … Read More