Biggest Snow of the Season Monday

***Watch WISN 12 News for the latest on the snow and cold!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  After several rounds of snow that only amounted to a dusting to 2″ so far in January, a more sizable snow is expected on Monday.  Snow lovers…get ready!

The greatest one day snow this season in Milwaukee, was back on December 4th when 3.6″ was recorded at Mitchell Airport.  The storm system headed in for Monday should top this number in Milwaukee! 

The storm will travel through the northern Plains and drop into the Midwest on Monday.  The surface forecast map from the HPC puts the low pressure area near the Minnesota and Iowa border by Noon.  At this time snow will already be falling in southeastern Wisconsin, and should increase in intensity during the afternoon.

Once the snow begins in the early to mid morning, it will continue through Monday evening and eventually wrap up as snow showers and flurries early Tuesday.  Most of the accumulation will occur between Monday morning and Monday evening.  Right now our forecast calls for 3 to 5 inches of snow.

Below is the latest snowfall forecast from our high resolution computer model.  This puts a band of 4″ over much of southeastern Wisconsin.  This fits well in the 3 to 5 inch forecast, and leans toward 4″ or a little more in many areas.

As the snow nears the area and continues to fall on Monday, track it with our interactive radar.  You can zoom the radar to any location!  Just click below to give it a try.

If you are following the weather pattern theory called the LRC that we use here in the blog, this storm system lines up with the November 29-30 storm system.  That storm was followed by a cold plunge of air.  The weather pattern continues to repeat and in the coming week I will post the long range forecast for February!’

In the meantime, our sole focus is on the snow for Monday.  Please check back to the blog for updates, and make sure to join us on Facebook at Weather Watch 12 and follow us on Twitter at WISN12News. 

Finally, on Sunday afternoon a group of Cub Scouts from Waterford stopped by WISN 12.  We talked about the weather, and most were excited to hear that snow is on the way!  They were a great group and are welcome back anytime!

Have a great day and watch WISN 12 News for the updates!

Jeremy Nelson


7 Responses

  1. Jeremy, are you seeing the signature storm for the last week of January show up in the long range models yet? I was looking at the GFS yesterday and didn’t see it.

    • Bryan,

      Latest GFS run put a large storm over the East Coast around the 30th-31st. Remember what the models did with this storm back in December? They started it over the East coast. In my opinion it is showing up.


  2. Hi Jeremy,

    re: Interactive Radar

    Have used it often during ‘active’ weather.
    Many thanks to WISN and the sponsors for making it available!!


    • Tony,

      The interactive radar really is pretty cool. Everyone should give it a try. Also, Futurecast is another great tool free of charge. It is your own computer model.



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  4. Jeremy,

    Any chance that warmer air from the south will keep the totals in the lower range… 1-3 inches? Or just translate to wetter snow like you mentioned in the 10 pm news?

    • Dave,

      The 3-5″ totals take into account the wetter snow.


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