Significant Winter Storm Still On Target To Impact The Region

Fri 12-27-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- A significant winter storm remains on track to impact the region over the weekend into early next week.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury counties in northwest Iowa and for all of southwest Minnesota from Midnight tonight (Fri.) until 6 AM Monday.

Forecasters say total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches can be expected with ice accumulations of up three tenths of an inch. They say snow and ice amounts are still uncertain and will likely change and that power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. They add travel could be nearly impossible.

In addition, forecasters say patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially from Sunday into early Monday.

The National Weather Service says the system will impact the region in two waves, with a possible transition to just rain at times on Saturday. Watch for a period of icing tonight (Fri.) into early Saturday, with rain changing back to freezing rain and snow Saturday night into Sunday. Snow and patchy blowing snow will spread across the region Sunday night.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.