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Breaking News Alerts - when news breaks in La Crosse and around the nation
Severe Weather Warnings - be alerted when there is severe weather in your county
Daily Weather – get the StormTeam 8 forecast sent to your phone each morning
AMBER Alert - be alerted when a child is missing in our area
School Closings – get a message if your school is closed

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1) Breaking News Alerts

2) Severe Weather Warnings - Wisconsin

3) Severe Weather Warnings - Minnesota

4) Severe Weather Warnings - Iowa

5) Daily Weather Forecast

6) AMBER Alert

7) School Closings - Wisconsin

7a) Buffalo County

7b) Chippewa County

7c) Crawford County

7d) Eau Claire County

7e) Grant County

7f) Jackson County

7g) Juneau County

7h) La Crosse County

7i) Monroe County

7j) Pepin County

7k) Richland County

7l) Rusk County

7m) Trempealeau County

7n) Vernon County

8) School Closings - Minnesota

8a) Fillmore County

8b) Goodhue County

8c) Houston County

8e) Olmsted County

8f) Wabasha County

8g) Winona County

9) School Closings - Iowa

9a) Allamakee County

10) Road Conditions

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