Winter Storm Watch late Tuesday to late Wednesday for listening area

MASON CITY — After some spots picked up 7-8 inches of snow over the weekend, the semmingly never-ending bout with winter continues this week as a Winter Storm Watch in in effect for late Tuesday night until Wednesday night. 4-6 more inches of snow is forecast.

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Fast Moving Winter Storm to Impact Iowa Late Tuesday Night
Through Wednesday Evening With Heavy Snow, Wind and Freezing Rain…

.Strong low pressure will reach Iowa by early Wednesday morning
spreading a frozen mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow to
northern Iowa. A rapid changeover to all snow will occur over the
northwest and far north resulting in an area heavy snow as well
as stronger winds Wednesday afternoon and evening. Travel is
expected to become hazardous with snow and blowing snow and
reduced visibility at times during the period. Some ice
accumulation may result in hazardous travel between Highway 20
and Highway 3 as well.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>027-161645-
/O.NEW.KDMX.WS.A.0009.180418T0600Z-180419T0600Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,
Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,
Mason City, Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,
Gilmore City, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton,
Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,
and Dumont
342 AM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches with locally higher totals, and
ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are possible.
Just south of the watch area up to 1 to 3 inches of snow and
some ice accumulation is also possible.

* WHERE…Much of northern Iowa especially north of Highway 3.
South of Highway 3 less snow accumulation is expected.

* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Significant
reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts for updates and possible warnings.

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Mitchell-Howard-Floyd-Chickasaw-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower-Fillmore-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Charles City, New Hampton,
Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin, and Preston
311 AM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Snow to a wintry mix possible. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around 1/10 of an inch possible.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and
southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant
reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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