Severe Weather Alerts
Issued at: 6:05 am CST on December 21, 2013, expires at: 12:00 PM CST on December 21, 2013
- ...Snow expected to disrupt travel late tonight and Sunday... Snow from a strong storm system tracking northeast from the Southern Plains is expected to overspread Wisconsin tonight and early Sunday morning. The snow will continue into early afternoon...then diminish. The storm is expected to have the greatest impact on east-central Wisconsin. The snow could fall very heavily in this area...with accumulation rates of over 1 inch per hour possible Sunday morning. The heavy snow combined with gusty northeast winds will cause travel conditions to deteriorate very rapidly late tonight. A total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches is expected across east- central Wisconsin...though totals could be a couple inches higher along the Lakeshore from Kewaunee southward. The snow is expected to diminish considerably Sunday afternoon...and the wind will also decrease during that time. However...the poor travel conditions are likely to continue well into Sunday evening. From central through northeast Wisconsin...a snowfall of 3 to 6 inches is expected. The wind will also not be as strong in this area. So although some travel problems are likely to develop...conditions in this area will not be as bad as to the south and east. North-central Wisconsin is expected to be on the northwest fringe of the storm...with only an inch or two of snow expected. Anyone with travel plans during the weekend should closely monitor the latest forecast for updated information on the storm. Even though the main storm will be well east of the area by Sunday night...a strong upper level disturbance will be lingering back in our area through Monday. That is likely to result in a continuation of periods of snow across the entire area...with a couple inches of additional accumulation possible. In addition...winds may become favorable for lake-effect snows to affect the snowbelt of north-central Wisconsin...with several inches of accumulation there.
Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 4:43 am CST on December 21, 2013, expires at: 6:00 PM CST on December 22, 2013
- ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Sunday.
- Although a few flurries are possible during the evening...the main band of snow will begin overspreading the area from the south around midnight.
- The snow could be heavy at times...especially between 5 am and noon on Sunday.
- Total snowfalls are expected to range from 6 to 10 inches in Lakeside counties...to 4 to 8 inches across the rest of the area.
- Northeast winds could gust to around 30 mph at times near the Bay and at the Lakeshore...creating considerable blowing and drifting of the snow.
- Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate very rapidly late tonight.
- Although the bulk of the snow is expected to fall before noon on Sunday...travel conditions are likely to remain very poor well into the evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel hazardous. If you must travel...use extreme caution...or wait until the storm has ended. The latest Wisconsin Road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.