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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! There is a lot to discuss in the blog over the next 7 days. From the release of the long range February forecast on Tuesday, to the arrival of the ‘signature’ storm, this is Milwaukee’s home for the inside scoop on the weather!
Let’s get started with the light snow early Saturday.
A band of light, fluffy snow pushed across the region to start the weekend. Snow totals in most areas fell into the 1 to 2 inch range. The snow was so fluffy that a leaf blower worked great to clear off driveways and sidewalks.
Here are some snow statistics for Milwaukee for the day, month, and season.
- Snowfall Saturday 1.6″
- January Total 12.6″ (+1.6″)
- Season Total 20.9″ (-5.9″)
The total of 1.6″ in Milwaukee was from only 0.02″ of liquid precipitation. That is an amazing snow ratio of 80 to 1! This means if 1.00″ of liquid would have fallen in this storm, it would have translated to 80″ of snow!
Outside of some snow showers and flurries near the lake on Sunday, the next chance for accumulating snow moves in on Monday. Temperatures won’t be nearly as cold, so the snow ratios won’t be as crazy as Saturday morning. The snow should still be enough to stick and produce a fresh coating.
Below is the latest snowfall forecast from our high resolution computer model. Just click to enlarge.
I think 1 to 2 inches of snow on Monday is a good starting point for our forecast. Again there isn’t much moisture for the storm to work with. The light snow should begin in the morning and continue on and off througout the day.
In honor of Sunday’s Packers-Bears game, here is a picture of a Packer snowman that was posted on the U-Local section of WISN.com This picture comes from user: aronasoc of Burlington. To be fair, if anyone posts a picture of a Bears snowman in the U-Local section I will add it to the blog!
In Sunday’s blog we will look ahead to the possible storm next weekend, and show how it relates to the previous 2 times through the cycle!
If you have questions or thoughts please post them to the comments section of the blog. Have a great weekend and watch WISN 12 News for the updates!