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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog. I rarely get concerned or worried about a winter storm. After all it snows in Wisconsin every winter and we deal with major winter storms very well. The combination of heavy snow, strong winds, and very poor visibility will make the storm that hits our area tonight dangerous for anyone trying to travel.
I did a screen capture of the NWS warnings that are in place for round 2 of this storm. Our entire viewing area is under a Blizzard Warning for later today and into Wednesday!
If any of these warnings change later today I will add an update to the blog!
I want to request a few things before we take a look at the latest snow forecast, and how much snow has already fallen.
To help the weather team at WISN 12 provide the best information to our viewers during the storm I ask that if possible send us pictures and video from your cameras, cell phones, PDA’s, etc. We want to see what you are experiencing. Make sure to include your location, time, and name if possible. Just post them to the U-Local section of WISN.com To make it easy I posted the link below.
I also want to remind everyone that you can track the storm from the comfort of your home! Check the latest radar image from our interactive radar below. Just bookmark the radar for easy access anytime.
Now let’s talk about round 2 of the storm that will arrive later today and continue into Wednesday. This storm has the POTENTIAL to rival the one that hit southern Wisconsin back on January 2, 1999. That storm brought snow totals of 10″-20″ to all areas with very strong winds.
The blizzard that will hit our area tonight will spread heavy snow, strong winds, and poor visibility in by evening. You should wrap up any travel plans early in the evening.
The snowfall forecast from Tuesday morning run of the RPM is one of the last we’ll show, since we are so close to the start of the event. Nothing has really changed with the RPM, and it is now clear that many areas of southeast Wisconsin will pick up 10″ or more of snow in addition to what has already fallen! Keep in mind there will be a cut-off of the higher totals the farther northwest you travel.
Below is the latest snowfall forecast. Keep in mind this is in ADDITION to what has already piled up.
After looking at the latest data that came in Tuesday morning, I have no reason to question the RPM forecast when compared to the NAM.
I mentioned the snow that fall tonight will be added to the totals from round 1. Here is a look at totals from Monday through early Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who shared a total!
- Waukesha 6.5″
- Cedarburg 6.2″
- West Bend 6.2″
- Hartland 6.0″
- Juneau 5.0″
- Beaver Dam 5.0″
- Sheboygan 5.0″
- Sullivan 4.0″
- Horicon 4.0″
- Milwaukee Mitchell Airport 3.7″
- Kenosha 1-2″
Stay with Weather Watch 12 and WISN 12 for the latest on this major winter storm. Please feel free to discuss the storm and also post your thoughts and questions in the comments section of the blog!
Have a great day and stay safe!