Late-winter storm dumps heavy snow on northern Iowa

According to NWS, the storm could bring 10 to 18 inches of snow.

Snow was expected to begin around 8 p.m. Sunday in Madison and pick in intensity by 10 p.m.

Also, the snow will arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Temperatures on Tuesday will only reach the mid 20s, with low 20s for highs on Wednesday.

Snowfall will become heavier during the daytime hours on Tuesday.

A winter storm watch has also been issued for areas including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, New England and Washington, D.C.

Snow will start Monday morning in northwestern OH and Monday evening in northeastern OH, extending to northwestern Pennsylvania.

John Jensenius, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, said almost all parts of the state are likely to see between 12 and 18 inches of snow on the ground before the storm ends Wednesday morning. The wind will pick up at about 1 or 2 a.m. Tuesday, and by the time the morning commute starts, there will already be a few inches of snow on the ground.

In total, the state will see somewhere in the range of 12-18 inches of snow along the east coast, and 18-20 inches of snow in the western part of the state.

The NWS also says the conditions will make travel unsafe to due to whiteout conditions.

March 4, 1960: A two-day nor'easter produced 14.5 inches of snow.

The storm would cause power outages and disrupt travel, forecasters warn. "I can see where some school districts, particularly in the rural areas, might have a tough time getting the students to school on time".

The strongest winds will be from Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.

  • Larry Hoffman