Spring Forward & Saturday Snow Chances

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  While it may seem like winter will never end, there are some signs of Spring near.

The first arrives this weekend.  Early Sunday morning daylight saving time begins.  This means before you head to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour, or else you may be late for any Sunday morning plans you may have!

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

With the change in time here is a look at sunrise and sunset times this Sunday, March 13.

Sunrise  7:08am

Sunset  6:55pm

The next sign of Spring arrives March 20 with the equinox, and the offical start of Spring.

While calendar is showing Spring is near, Mother Nature has had other ideas.  So far in March 3.2″ of snow has been recorded in Milwaukee.  And temperatures have been a little below average(-0.7F)

Another glancing blow of winter weather will arrive to start the weekend.  A clipper system will drop into the upper Midwest and Great Lakes.  This will bring some snow showers to the area, but right now it looks like the bulk of the snow will stay north of our viewing area.

Below is the latest GFS forecast map for Saturday.  Notice the low well north of Milwaukee.

12Z GFS Saturday

If you have plans on Saturday it may be breezy, and some flurries or snow showers are possible.  But as of this writing, there looks to be little to no snow for our area.

Have a great day and please add your thoughts or questions to the comments section of the blog and watch WISN 12 News for the updates!

Jeremy Nelson


14 Responses

  1. Jeremy, Do you know of a link that shows a longer range GFS model then the txtornado link? I am kinda interested in that signature storm that you’ve been talking about for a while now and watching it develop.


    • Check link below. I meant to post it under your question.

    • Craig, I like this one.


    • Craig, ‘signature’ storm. 🙂

  2. http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/

    • Thank you!

  3. Have you guys seen this yet? Pretty awesome.

    Tornado in Pupping Vlies from Strawberryfield

    • Josh,

      Cool video, but I believe this is just a powerful dust devil. It does not look like there is a parent thunderstorm. Either way, it was fun to watch.

    • The sustained duration is impressive…

    • Definitely not a ‘tornado’, the video was labeled as such.

  4. Signature storm showing up and looking about right..it will have a southern piece much like last time as it serves as a BIG kicker.

    • What I will enjoy this time around is watching how the models handle it from day to day…

  5. On this model run, track is similar to October’s version. Looks like an all out blizzard in North Dakota.

    • Definitely different than yesterday…

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