Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21 Snowstorm

The snow that was expected to cross over at least a quarter of the state will end up only affecting a few counties instead. The path of the storm never reached as far south as expected, leaving most of the snow over the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas. The bands of snow continue to work across portions of southeast Minnesota and into southern Wisconsin this afternoon, areas along the WI/IL border are expected 6-12 inches of snow through tonight.

Currently only two counties over Iowa are still under a Winter Storm Warning, those being Winneshiek and Allamakee where 3-5 inches of snowfall are expected by the time the snow ends later this afternoon. Latest reports indicate that ~4 inches has accumulated near Lansing, IA.

The rest of the state may see some cloudy and drizzling skies over the day as the system skirts the state. The southeast corner of the state however is still under the area of low pressure and has actually seen clear skies today, allowing temperatures to rise into the 50s and 60s. The remainder of the state is in the 30s and 40s with winds becoming breezy from the northwest. Expect the temperatures to stay in the 30s and 40s this weekend, with a slight chance of some rain/snow.