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UPDATE…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ALL OF SE WISCONSIN UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR BLOWING SNOW. RURAL AREAS IN NORTHERN COUNTIES STILL HAZARDOUS FOR TRAVEL.
WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR ALL INLAND COUNTIES AS WIND CHILLS DROP TO -20 TONIGHT.
The storm has moved out, but not before leaving a wide range of totals. The warmer waters of Lake Michigan did a number on the forecast for Milwaukee/Waukesha south. The rain did not change over to snow until 2:00 am in Milwaukee. By that time, .90″ of an inch of rain had fallen. If that would have been snow, we would be digging out like they are in our northern counties. Here is a quick snapshot of the totals. Beaver Dam and Waldo were the winners at 11″. The lowest totals were .5″ in Racine and Kenosha.
Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog! Weather conditions will be down right blustery across the area today! Snow showers, strong winds, blowing snow, and crashing temperatures will highlight the weather on Sunday.
Below is a surface map showing the bitter cold that is diving southeast into our area. This map was from 6am Sunday as the cold was just beginning to pour into southeast Wisconsin. At this time it was 30 degrees in Milwaukee, teens in central Wisconsin, and a frigid -24 in International Falls! Along with the cold winds were gusting to 50mph!
Racine had a wind gust of 51mph just after 6am Sunday!
The strong winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting snow across the area all day Sunday. The blowing snow and strong winds are why Blizzard Warnings continue for our western and northern counties through much of Sunday.
One of the areas hardest hit by snow was around Hartford, where 9.5″ of snow piled up. The picture below is from Jake Stehli…thanks Jake! If you have pictures or snow totals please send them along! You can post totals to the comments section of the blog, and send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a list of snow totals around the region supplied by bloggers, viewers and the NWS.
- Hartford 9.5″
- West Bend 8.0″
- Random Lake 8.0″
- Lomira 7.0″
- Sheboygan 7.0″
- Oconomowoc 2.0″
- Elm Grove 0.5″
- Milwaukee Rain 0.88″ Snow 0.25″
Have a great day and stay warm!