Severe Weather Alerts

Manitowoc

Special Statement:

Issued at: 5:02 am CDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 7:00 AM CDT on October 31, 2014
  • ...Windy and much colder today... Cold Canadian air was surging into the area this morning...in the wake of an intense upper-level disturbance that crossed the state overnight. Winds were quite strong across the area...gusting to around 30 mph at many locations. The strongest winds...with gusts to nearly 50 mph...were occurring over northern Door County. Winds over eastern Wisconsin will continue to increase early this morning. The strongest winds will occur between daybreak and noon...when gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected. At 450 am...radar indicated that the main band of precipitation was now over far eastern Wisconsin...generally east of a line from Wausaukee to Green Bay...to Chilton. It was moving south at 35 mph. Temperatures over east-central Wisconsin were still warm enough for a mix of rain and snow. But the precipitation should change to mainly snow as it exits the area. Scattered snow showers also continued in the Lake Superior snowbelt of north-central Wisconsin. The intensity of the snow in this area will continue to fluctuate as additional snow showers form over Lake Superior and move inland. But overall...the snowfall will not be as persistent or heavy as it was late Thursday evening. Temperatures in this area were generally a couple degrees below freezing...so the snow was able to cover untreated roadways. The main band of snow showers had moved out of central Wisconsin. Just some flurries remained in that area. Anyone traveling this morning should use extra caution. Be sure to dress appropriately for the cold and windy weather that is occurring. Skowronski

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 4:30 am CDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 6:00 PM CDT on October 31, 2014
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening...
  • strong north winds will continue today. The highest gusts are expected to occur between now and noon.
  • Sustained wind speeds of 25 to 35 mph are expected...with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. The highest gusts are expected along the shore of the Bay of Green Bay and near the Lake Michigan shoreline.
  • The winds will create hazardous driving conditions for motorists with high profile vehicles...and could also result in power outages if trees or branches are blown down onto power lines. In addition...snow showers could result in slippery roadways early this morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts in excess of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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