291  
WWUS73 KARX 221856  
NPWARX  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI  
156 PM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
 
IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ087-088-094>096-WIZ041-053>055-061-  
230300-  
/O.NEW.KARX.FZ.W.0007.211023T0600Z-211023T1400Z/  
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-  
CLAYTON-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-LA CROSSE-VERNON-  
CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF OSAGE, CRESCO, DECORAH, WAUKON,  
CHARLES CITY, NEW HAMPTON, OELWEIN, ELKADER, ROCHESTER, WINONA,  
AUSTIN, PRESTON, CALEDONIA, LA CROSSE, VIROQUA, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN,  
RICHLAND CENTER, AND PLATTEVILLE  
156 PM CDT FRI OCT 22 2021  
   
..FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY
 
 
* WHAT...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS 28 EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN,  
NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST IOWA AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS, OTHER  
SENSITIVE VEGETATION AND POSSIBLY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR  
PLUMBING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD. TO PREVENT  
FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER PIPES THEY SHOULD  
BE WRAPPED, DRAINED, OR ALLOWED TO DRIP SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE  
IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN THEM AND COVER ABOVE-  
GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM FROM FREEZING.  
 

 
 

 
 
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