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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Another round of snow is upon us, and will continue for the better part of Tuesday.
The snow will be light in most spots, with a few pockets of moderate snow from time to time closer to Lake Michigan. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for lakeshore counties including Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow totals will be greatest near the lake, with totals mainly in the 3 to 4 inch range. Below is a forecast from our in-house computer model which takes the snow forecast down to the tenth of an inch. I think this forecast looks pretty good, and give or take a half inch either way it should be close.
The totals near the lake will be higher due to easterly winds and some lake enhancement. Most of the snow will taper to flurries and end later this evening. Please keep in mind that any computer model has a hard time picking up where the heavier lake effect/enhanced bands will set up. So use the map above as a guidance, but also keep in mind a few spots could see totals of 4″-5″ or so if lake bands persist for any amount of time.
Behind our little snow maker it will turn slightly colder.
As our storm moves east it will help to energize a storm moving up the East Coast. These two storms will form into one powerful storm just off the Northeast coast, and another Nor’easter will be the result.
Winter Storm Warnings are already in place for New York City, Hartford, and Boston. Many of these locations could see around a foot of snow! Below is the forecast surface map from the HPC for Wednesday morning at 6 a.m.
We are still watching a big chunk of arctic air that will likely dive into southeast Wisconsin early next week. Until then, we have one snow chance for today, and then another around Friday into this weekend. While none of the snows will be comparable to the snows in the Northeast, they will add up and help to get a snowpack established in our area.
If you have pictures from today’s snow please post them to the U-Local section of WISN.com And if you have snow totals please pass them along in the comments section of the blog, or on our Facebook page at WeatherWatch 12
Have a great day and enjoy the snow!