Thursday 20 December 2012

Storm Closes Much Of City

Posted at 4:54 AM

The big snowstorm is here, the flakes started just before 3am in Merrill and forecasters are predicting 8-12 inches for the WJMT listening area.

Merrill Schools are closed
The Merrill indoor swimming pool has closed for the day.
Antigo School District - Closed
DC Everest School District - Closed
Edgar School District - Closed
Marshfield School District - Closed
Mosinee School District - Closed
Northcentral Technical College - Closed
Wausau Child Care - School Age Program - Closed
Wausau School District - Closed
Wausau YWCA Child Care & 4K - Closed

Southwest Wisconsin already has a blizzard warning in effect until midnight. And about the southern half of the state will have blizzard warnings start at various times during the day. It means that drivers can expect white-out or near white-out conditions due to the mix of heavy snow and strong winds. Governor Scott Walker called a state-of-emergency yesterday, before the snow began. It allows the National Guard, State Patrol, and Wisconsin Emergency Management to help local authorities where needed. As of early this morning, forecasters were predicting 12-to-18 of snow in a corridor from Platteville to Madison to Fond du Lac to Sheboygan. And other snow predictions were ratcheted up from what forecasters were saying yesterday. Green Bay and the Fox Valley can now expect 10-to-15 inches – 8-to-13 in central Wisconsin south of Wausau – 5-to-10 inches around Black River Falls and Neillsville – 5-to-9 inches in the Eau Claire area, and in far north central Wisconsin – 3-to-6 inches around Menomonie and River Falls – 4-to-6 in metro Milwaukee – 3-to-7 at Ashland, Sawyer, and Price counties. Some parts of the far north might not get snow until daybreak. It’s all supposed to clear out by late tonight and early tomorrow. And then clear but colder weather is projected for the weekend, with highs generally in the 20’s and lows in the single-digits and teens.


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