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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Our ‘quiet’ winter chugs on here in southeastern Wisconsin while another major storm hit parts of the Northeast and New England on Wednesday.
Here is a look at snow totals thru 4pm Wednesday, keep in mind it was still snowing in some areas.
- Windsor, MA 29″
- Woodbury, CT 28″
- Hartford, CT 22.5″
- Boston, MA 11.6″
- Central Park, NY 9.1″
The seasonal snow total in Milwaukee stands at just 12.4″, or 9.4″ below average. We should chip away at that deficit in the next 5-7 days as several opportunities for light snow are in the forecast.
The first chance will push in late Thursday and continue into the evening-night. Here is how our in-house high resolution model is handling the light snow. Overall as of this writing a dusting to 1″ of snow looks like it should cover much of our area.
After the quick burst of light snow Thursday evening/night, the focus will shift to Friday Night and early Saturday. That is when a second round of light snow will move across the area. Again totals should stay on the light side.
If one system needs to be watch more than others I would say it would be the one that could bring us some snow Sunday Night and Monday. Most models are keeping the bulk of the energy just to our south. But any shift north would put our area into a steadier snow.
Below is the 18Z GFS forecast map for Sunday Night at midnight. Just click to enlarge.
This will be snow chance #3. If the low does stay to our south, easterly winds would at the very least provide a chance of lake effect snow on Monday. As always with lake events, snow forecasts are tricky to say the least. So we’ll continue to see how the system tracks, and what impact that has on surface winds.
With lots of snow chances in the forecast make sure to try out our interactive radar here
You can zoom the radar to anywhere in the country. Also, give Futurecast a try, it is computer model data that shows precipitation and forecast snow totals.
For all the updates on how much snow to expect and when, just watch WISN 12 News!
Have a great day!