Snowy, Windy, & Cold Sunday

***Post your snow pictures to the U-Local section of WISN.com!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  Heavy snow hit parts of the area Saturday evening, while rain drenched lakeshore locations around Milwaukee. 

Colder air will spill into the region overnight meaning any areas seeing rain, will changeover to snow.  The slow transition to snow in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties will cut down on potential snow totals.

Here is the latest forecast, the one that was shown at 10pm.

Some areas will be higher or lower than this, but I am confident based on the trends throughout the night and what has already fallen that areas around Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha should stay in the 2 to 4 inch range.  Totals nearing a foot of snow may appear in parts of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties!

Please post your snow totals to the comments section of the blog.  Also send us your snow pictures!

I received the one below from Donnalynn in Campbellsport with 4″ of snow around 9pm Saturday.

 

The snow will blow around on Sunday as winds will gust to around 45 mph! Blowing snow will reduce visibilities throughout the day.  Temperatures will also take a dive, falling into the teens by late afternoon.  The DOT is encouraging everyone to stay home, as it will be difficult for road crews to keep up with the blowing snow.  If you do travel, please use extreme caution and if traveling into western parts of the state check ahead, some roads were impassable Saturday evening.

Stay tuned to Weather Watch 12 for the latest!

Jeremy Nelson

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9 Responses

  1. This is an odd storm. As of 11:00 p.m., the NWS “Regional Weather Roundup” indicates that it is 33 with light snow in both Kenosha and Waukegan. It is only 25 at Chicago O’Hare. Yet it is still 37 with rain at Milwaukee. The colder air seems to be wrapping in from the south, much as one would expect if the low pressure went north of us, rather than over the Illinois/Wisconsin border area.

    Also, a surface map from 9:00 p.m. on the NWS website showed that while the low was on the Wis/Ill border just south of around Elkhorn, there was a stationary front from about Manitowoc extending southwest to a little north of Dubuque–what’s that about?

    Still only rain here on the far northwest side of Milwaukee.

  2. Jeremy do you think this will be the last big storm we will get this winter?

    • Dan, this is Wisconsin and the next big storm could be right around the corner. Winter hasn’t started yet, so plenty of snow and cold to come.

      Jeremy

  3. 3am in West Allis and still waiting for the snow. Right now just a light dusting of sleet. Wind is really howling though.

  4. Jeremy, was just looking at the future cast and it looks like we may be getting snow off the lake until early Monday morning. Is this going to cause higher snow totals than what was originally predicted?

  5. Just measured in my backyard a few blocks west of downtown Sheboygan and we’re up to 7″ right now;

    http://twitpic.com/3f86i5/full

    • Thanks for the total! Nathan.

      Jeff I think the Milwaukee metro area stays in a 1 to 4 inch band, and that includes lake effect.

      Jeremy

  6. About an inch on the far northwest side of Milwaukee and it has stopped snowing. So far this thing hasn’t even warranted a Winter Weather Advisory, let alone a Winter Storm or Blizzard Warning. To Channel 12’s credit, they were downplaying snow accumulations from Milwaukee south on the 10 p.m. newscast, while the others were still screaming “blizzard” for the entire area.

    • Patrick,

      Thanks for the report. All along our snow totals were the lowest of any. Certainly our forecast was not perfect, but hopefully the next one will be.

      Jeremy

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