Trying to do a few things at once tonight but I wanted to write a quick blog about what is going to be happening tomorrow. As most people have probably heard we are going to see a significant Winter Storm, it will likely be the worst storm that we have seen this season. The last one we saw that produced a foot of snow was back in December, so it has been a couple months since we have seen a storm that produces more than a few inches here and there. To break all down I made this map:
This map correlates with the National Weather Service in where they have issued there warnings and advisories. The brunt of the storm should hit central Wisconsin, I think the most significant snow will be from Rhinelander to Wisconsin Rapids or Highway 8 to Highway 10. The 29 corridor will also see very heavy snow. Travel will be discouraged tomorrow. The issue that Adams and Juneau or Wisconsin Dells will have is the possible mix they could see on top of the snow. This means it will not only be snow covered but possible icy. In the far north we will see moderate snow and should still see totals up to 10 inches which will still make for hazardous conditions.
On top of the snow that will fall, it will be blowing and drifting which will equate to white outs and blizzard like conditions. All in all by late morning through midday Monday we will see slick roads and dangerous travel.
We still have a Winter Storm Warning from tomorrow morning through noon Monday for all counties except for Vilas, Oneida, Ashland and Iron which are under a Winter Weather Advisory for a similar time frame. I believe the snow will spread from southwest to northeast as the low tracks from the Rockies to near the Missouri/Iowa border and eventually skirting south of us through Illinois. The heavy snow will spread across Sunday afternoon and evening and should taper in intensity overnight.
Please use precaution and be careful! Meteorologist Kristen Connolly
This post was written by kconnolly on February 19, 2011