Snow arrives - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Snow arrives

Posted:

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UPDATE: The Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are cancelled by the National Weather Service for our area.

But that doesn't mean some places didn't get much snow.

Several places in southwestern Wisconsin got the heavy snow that was forecast. In Grant County, Fennimore had 7.8 inches while Lancaster had seven.  Boaz in Richland County saw six inches of new snow fall in a 12 hour period.

Reports to the National Weather Service from the La Crosse area show that just under two inches fell in the city and in Holmen.  

Forecasts call for flurries to continue throughout Sunday afternoon with another inch or two possible.

At least one crash on I-90 near Dakota was reported Sunday morning by the Minnesota State Patrol. Main roads in Houston and Winona counties are listed under difficult driving conditions by MnDOT as of 12:30 p.m.

Main roads in the southern and central parts of Wisconsin are snow covered according to the state's Department of Transportation.

For those driving, road conditions for Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as well as traffic cameras around the region are available by clicking here.

You can also get the latest radar, current conditions and updated forecast on the WXOW weather page. The FREE WXOW weather app also available for your Apple or Android phone.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - UPDATE: Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through most of Sunday as a winter storm sweeps through the area starting late Saturday night. 

Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Madeline Sky said the storm system is moving in from the southwest.  The heaviest snowfall is expected to the southeast of La Crosse, with the heaviest snow coming between 2:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Snowfall totals in the Coulee Region may range from one inch to the north in Buffalo, Trempealeau, and parts of Jackson County.  Snowfall totals increase moving to the south and east.

Snowfall map

 

The NWS states that "A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving."

The storm will track from Northeastern Iowa into Southwestern Wisconsin to eventually the central part of the state. Some places may see up to eight inches of snow from the storm.  Winds will pick up and blow that snow around as well. Cities in the path of the heaviest snow include Prairie du Chien and Richland Center.

Travel could be difficult in the southern part of the state on what is likely a busy weekend on roadways in advance of the Christmas holiday.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reminds motorists that although the storm will likely be over by Sunday afternoon, roads may remain snow covered and slippery.

They do offer some tips for drivers.

------------------

If You Must Drive During Winter Storm Conditions - Be Prepared:

- Allow plenty of extra time for travel.

- Drive at a safe and legal speed for conditions: the 55 or 65 mph speed limit is a maximum speed for times when conditions are good/ideal, not for when roads are slippery and visibility is reduced.

- Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and others for stopping.

- Drive alert and sober.

- Always wear seatbelts

- Keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle.

- Inform people (friends, family) of your travel plans and approximate arrival time.

Additional winter driving tips can be found on the WisDOT website at

www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/motorist/winterdriving/index.htm

For those driving, road conditions for Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as well as traffic cameras around the region are available by clicking here.

You can also get the latest radar, current conditions and updated forecast on the WXOW weather page. The FREE WXOW weather app also available for your Apple or Android phone.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.