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***Blizzard Warning for all of southeast Wisconsin until midday Wednesday***
Thank you for reading the Weather Watch 12 blog! Round 2 of this major winter storm is about to move into southeastern Wisconsin.
Heavy snow was beginning to show up over northern Illinois at 2:19pm on Tuesday afternoon. The map below is a NEXRAD radar image from the Milwaukee/Sullivan radar. Milwaukee is labeled with a ‘*’ for reference.
The snow is pushing northeast and will move into the metro area for the evening commute, and pick up in intensity Tuesday evening.
Just click below to look at a very colorful interactive radar image! You can zoom and move the radar…give it a try!
The main surface low is still to our south. This surface map at 2pm Tuesday shows the low, and it was beginning to move northeast and strengthen!
The black lines above are isobars, lines that connect equal pressure. The closer the lines, the tigher the pressure gradient, and the stronger the surface winds. We could easily see winds gust to 45-50mph overnight! That will reduce visibilities to near zero in spots.
The final run of the RPM is in! Below is the forecast from the RPM, which pretty much matches our snowfall forecast that we will be showing on WISN 12 News. Keep in mind these totals are in ADDITION to the snow that fell in the past 24 hours.
Please remember to send along your snow totals about every 3 hours or so. Also, take some pictures and videos and post them to the U-Local section of WISN.com! It’s super easy to load your pictures. Just click below.
Stay safe and please feel free to talk about the storm in the comments section! Look for another update in the coming hours!
In the meantime, check out WISN 12 News all afternoon and evening for the latest.