Record Broken & Forecast Snow Amounts

***Watch WISN 12 News Saturday from 5-6 a.m., 7-9 a.m., and at 5, 6, & 10 p.m. as we track snow***

***********************Saturday Morning Update******************************

Winter Weather Advisory in effect today for Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties.  Snow totals will range from 2-4″, with some areas near the lake shore north of Milwaukee closer to Sheboygan picking up 4-6″ of snow due to lake enhancement.  Inland areas not in the advisory will generally see 1-3″ of snow.  The snow will be heaviest from late morning through the afternoon.  Make sure to check back to the blog for a complete update this afternoon.  Also, please post your snow totals in the comments section and I will use them on 12 News today at 5, 6, & 10pm!

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog.  Christmas Day 2009 will go down in the record books as the wettest ever in Milwaukee!  Friday’s rain total of 0.96″ shattered the previous record of 0.39″ set back in 1935.  Adding this total to the 0.44″ of rain that we picked up on Thursday means this storm produced 1.40″ of rain!  That is a lot of rain for this time of year.

The cold air has now arrived and many locations dropped into the teens to start off Saturday.  The cold air wrapping around an area of low pressure should keep our highs in the 20s for this weekend.  The bigger story will be a small disturbance swinging around the low that will bring us a round of accumulating snow on Saturday.  The snow should begin from the morning into the afternoon.  This will mainly be light snow, but with the cold temperatures it will stick on contact.  More slippery stretches can be expected on the roadways.

Below is a forecast from the 00Z NAM computer model…just one of many that we look at.  The darker green shade over Milwaukee represents 0.10″ to 0.25″ of liquid precipitation.  This will translate into about 1-2″ of snow, with 3″ total not out of the question.  This will be a light snow that will last for 6-8 hours or more…so the snow will gradually add up.  Remember, you can click on the map to make it bigger.

If you have questions about the weather please post your thoughts in the comments section of the blog.  This is an interactive blog and Mark and myself will make sure to provide an answer to your question!

Have a great weekend and make sure to check back for the latest updates!  Feel free to read our past blogs to see how useful our Weather Watch 12 blog is for everyone!

Jeremy Nelson

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2 Responses

  1. Here in KC we finally had my dream of a Blizzard!! We did lose power for 3-4 hrs, but I would love to go through it again!! Now if my dream of 20″+ can come true. The next big storm looks to be the Oct. 30-31st one.

  2. You’re crazy, Andrew.

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