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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Now that we are just days into Spring, winter has made an appearance. Cold temperatures, snow showers, and frigid winds will be the rule over the next 12 to 24 hours in southeast Wisconsin.
Heavy, wet snow has already blanketed central and northern Wisconsin. Even some spots in our viewing area have recorded measurable snow from this storm. Here are a few snow totals:
- Near Hayward 12.0″
- Green Bay 11.0″
- Fond du Lac & Sheboygan 1″-2″
- Port Washington 1.0″
- Hartland Dusting
Green Bay’s snow total includes 7.8″ which fell on Tuesday-March 22, that set a new daily snowfall record!
On Tuesday afternoon I was in Port Washington after a quick slushy inch of snow fell. I took this picture just off I-43.
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Through Wednesday morning Milwaukee reported all rain from this storm system, but even that will change to snow showers later Wednesday. The precipitation totals from this storm were much as we expected, over a half inch in all locations.
- Fond du Lac 0.86″
- Racine 0.80″
- Pleasant Prairie 0.77″
- Sheboygan 0.75″
- Milwaukee 0.75″
- Jackson 0.72″
- Kenosha 0.68″
If you have a total to share please post it to the comments section of the blog. For the latest look at the interactive radar, and where the rain and snow is currently located, click here.
Moving forward the focus shifts to snow showers tonight, and a lot of cold in the coming days. Temperatures may be cold enough to support some lake enhanced/effect snow showers. Wind will be northeast, so this would favor our lakeshore counties.
Below is the RPM surface forecast at 9pm Wednesday. The blue color represents snow.
Snow showers will be possible into early Thursday. Snow accumulations from late Wednesday into early Thursday will likely range from a dusting to about 2″ across the area. Greatest totals should stay closer to the lake in Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties.
Once the snow showers end, cold weather will be the focus into this coming weekend. Keep in mind that the average high in Milwaukee by this Friday and Saturday is 46 degrees! Highs will be no one near the average. Below is the NAM temperature forecast for Friday at 7pm. Notice that temperatures are forecast to be in the 20s!
The cold weather will last through the weekend and into next week. We do need to watch a storm system that will be very close to our area on Saturday. Right now I think the northern edge could graze our area. We’ll focus more on that in Thursday’s blog.
Make sure to let us know what you think of the cold and snow in the comments section of the blog.
Have a great day!