Children of ALL ages get excited over this news.
If you enjoy watching snow fall, like to shovel (I really do), ski, walk in it, or snowmobile then I know there is a slight tingle inside you as you hear that a major snow storm seems to be bearing down on our state for later this week. I think it is about time!!
I suspect a winter storm warning will be issued in about 24 hours. (By 5 PM CST on Monday)
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
Urgent – Winter Weather Message
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
354 PM CST Sun Dec 6 2009
… Deepening Low Pressure To Bring Heavy Snow And Strong Winds To
The Region Tuesday Night And Wednesday
Low Pressure Is Forecast To Move Out Into The Southern Plains
Tuesday And Lift Northeast… Crossing Missouri And Western
Illinois Tuesday Night… And Northern Illinois Near Chicago Into
Lower Michigan Wednesday.
While There Has Been Variations To The Exact Path Of The
Low… Models Are Coming Into Agreement On A Path That Brings
The Potential For Heavy Snow To Wisconsin.
The Low Is Forecast To Rapidly Deepen As It Moves Across
Illinois… Developing Strong And Gusty Winds Wednesday Morning And
Afternoon. This Will Lead To Blowing And Drifting Of The Heavy
Snow… Reducing Visibilities And Making Travel Hazardous.
Marquette-Green Lake-Fond Du Lac-Sheboygan-Sauk-Columbia-Dodge-
Including The Cities Of… Montello… Berlin… Fond Du Lac…
Sheboygan… Baraboo… Portage… Wisconsin Dells… Beaver Dam…
West Bend… Port Washington… Dodgeville… Madison… Jefferson…
Lake Mills… Waukesha… Brookfield… Milwaukee… Darlington…
Monroe… Janesville… Beloit… Elkhorn… Lake Geneva… Racine…
354 PM CST Sun Dec 6 2009
… Winter Storm Watch In Effect From Tuesday Evening Through
* Timing: Occasional Light To Moderate Snow Is Expected To Move
Into Southwest Wisconsin Between 10 AM And 12 Noon Tuesday
Morning… And Spread Across The Rest Of Southern Wisconsin By 6
PM Tuesday. Right Now It Appears Snowfall Will Be Heaviest
Between 12 Midnight And 8 AM Wednesday… Then Taper Off To
Scattered Snow Showers And Flurries By Wednesday Evening.
* Snow Accumulations: 10 To 13 Inches With The Axis Of Heaviest
Snow Appearing To Be Along And Either Side Of A Line From Lone
Rock To Sheboygan.
* Winds: East At 10 To 15 Mph… Turning Northeast And Increasing
To 15 To 20 Mph Overnight Tuesday. The Winds Turn Northwest And
Increase To Between 20 And 30 Mph… With Gusts To 40 Mph By Late
Wednesday Morning And Afternoon… Then Become West And Slowly
Diminish To 10 To 15 Mph Overnight.
* Impacts:Travel During The Evening Rush Hour On Tuesday Will
Become Difficult With The Intensifying Snow… With Visibility
Reduced To One Half Mile Or Less. Heavy Snow Overnight Will Make
Travel Hazardous… With Blowing And Drifting Snow Creating
Whiteout Conditions Through Wednesday Morning And Afternoon.
* While It Is Anticipated That This Watch Will Probably Be
Upgraded To A Winter Stormi Warning… There Is A Potential For A
Portion Of The Forecast Area To Be Upgraded To A Blizzard
Warning If The Storm Intensifies More Than Currently Forecast.
It Will Be Important To Monitor Later Forecasts… Statements.