Wednesday 19 December 2012

Winter Weather Advisory

Posted at 9:04 AM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM CST THURSDAY...

THE MERRILL AREA CAN EXPECT 4-8 INCHES OF SNOW WITH THIS STORM.  WINDS GUSTING TO 30 TO 35 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW.  THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS.

A STORM SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE TODAY... THEN TRACK NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN BY THURSDAY EVENING. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO A LARGE PORTION OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE TRAVEL IMPACTS GENERATED BY THE STORM
WILL LIKELY LINGER INTO FRIDAY.

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TWO-THIRDS OF WISCONSIN. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN...WITH WINTER STORM WARNINGS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL...NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS MAY APPROACH A FOOT IN THE FOX VALLEY AND LAKESHORE AREAS...ALONG WITH LOCAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. THE LATEST WISCONSIN ROAD CONDITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 511.
 

 

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