I cut and pasted this from out Weather Service in LaCrosse...
I want to re-read this when it is all said and done.
We have taken the precautions to feed all of our animals with round bales and stocked up the water tanks.
We set aside drinking water and have moved our vehicles into the shed with the skid steer in front. This storm is looking very very ugly.
I love a good storm when I am NOT traveling.
On a happy and fun note I took video of me riding Badger in the snow today! Weeee, it was fun! He got into a couple of drifts that made my feet touch the snow!
This was done in the yard as the snow in the open field behind us was really too deep for any fun. Plus I didn't want to hurt him.
651 PM CST SAT FEB 16 2008
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM
MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SUNDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT.
HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT
...AND COVER THE ENTIRE WARNING AREA BY SUNDAY MORNING.
ALONG AND SOUTH OF A WEST UNION TO RICHLAND CENTER LINE...
HEAVY FREEZING RAIN OR
SLEET IS LIKELY...WITH SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS
BETWEEN A QUARTER AND A HALF AN INCH...BEFORE
CHANGING TO HEAVY SNOW SUNDAY
MORNING. THE REST OF THE WARNING AREA WILL SEE ALL SNOW
...WITH ACCUMULATIONS FROM 5 TO 1O INCHES. SOME LOCATIONS
IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW BANDS WILL NO DOUBT SEE
GREATER THAN A FOOT OF A SNOW.
INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY
MORNING AND CONTINUE TO INCREASE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
BLOWING SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD AS
THE DAY WEARS ON...WITH POTENTIAL NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS AS WINDS GUST TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THIS STORM HAS THE CAPABILITY TO COMPLETELY
SHUT DOWN TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA..
.AND PERSONS ARE URGED TO NOT TRAVEL AT ALL ON
SUNDAY. FOR THOSE THAT SEE SIGNIFICANT ICING...
THE STRONG WINDS
MAY CREATE DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE...IN DOWNED POWER
LINES...EXTENDED LOSS OF POWER...AND DOWNED TREES. TAKE
PRECAUTIONS THIS EVENING BEFORE THE STORM HITS.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG
WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.