The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire listening area. Snow is expected to become heavy at times throughout the area tonight and into Monday. New snow accumulation is expected to be between six to twelve inches. To further the problem, wind speeds are expected to reach 25 miles per hour from the northeast. This will create travel issues and white out conditions in the area. Travel is strongly discouraged until the storm has passed and road crews have a chance to get to the main roads.
The heaviest of the snowfall is expected overnight and it will begin to taper off throughout the day Monday. Regardless, the National Weather Service will keep the warning in effect until 1pm Monday afternoon.
The counties that are effected by the warning include Winnebago, Emmet, Kossuth, Worth, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Wright, and Franklin counties.
Already, delayed openings and cancellations for schools, businesses, and events are coming into the newsroom. We are posting the information on our Cancellations Tab at the top of the page.
KIOW News is currently monitoring the situation and will break into programming when additional developments occur. Check for our updates online and on the air.