... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon...
A major winter storm system will develop over the Central Plains Monday night. The intensifying storm will move toward the western Great Lakes Tuesday... spreading locally heavy snow and very strong winds across a large part of the Northland. Precipitation type may be mixed across northwest Wisconsin initially. Arctic air will sweep rapidly across the region late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Strong winds will be accompanied by temperatures falling below zero by Wednesday morning. Considerable drifting and blowing snow is likely.
This system has the potential to produce a significant impact on residents of the Northland. Although the exact storm track is not certain at this time... an area of snowfall in excess of 12 inches may occur along with wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. Blizzard conditions may develop depending on the strength of the wind and snowfall intensity.
Ahead of the storm... areas of light snow and freezing drizzle will be possible Monday through Monday night... before the major storm hits on Tuesday.
If travel is planned late Monday... Tuesday... and early Wednesday please monitor the latest winter weather messages from this office.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is the potential for significant accumulation of heavy snow that may impact travel and Commerce. You are encouraged to stay current with the latest weather information regarding this developing winter storm via local television... radio... the internet... or NOAA Weather Radio.