Friday, December 31, 2010

Forecast for Western/Northwestern WI plus an updated snowfall map.

Storm system number 2 set to hit the area… This will be bring more of a wintery mix to the FA….Ranging from Freezing rain to sleet to snow…

The heaviest snow will stay out over Western to Central MN with only light accumulations throughout the FA….


At the 7 AM hr skies are cloudy with temps in the middle teens to middle 20s… Ashland and Hayward are the warmest with temps 29 in Ashland and 24 in Hayward… Thinking they may be to warm when looking at other readings… Winds range from calm to around 12 MPH from the West….


First low pressure system is now centered over Western Lake Superior… The cold front that came through last night is now well into Central WI…This has allow for CAA to overcome the FA… Our next storm system is centered over Far North Central OK..NAM has this area of low pressure moving darn near North slightly Northeast to Northwestern MO then to Southeast MN by later tonight..Then Nam moves this low into Central MN before pushing it to Western Lake Superior….Even with that track there will enough low level cold air in place to have a wintery mix today through this evening…. Looking at the GFS model for the most part the track of said low is about the same ECWMF is close a little more East with the track…. Either way not enough to effect the FA….Have updated the snow map this morning to reflect current thinking as to where the snow will setup at….. As far as ice accumulations goes should be around 0.1 or less… Still would be enough to cause some slippery roads… This would be mainly in my Central to Southern areas… While my Far Central and Northern areas see more snow mix in… Here is where we could see a total storm amount from 2 to 5 inches….. Less than an inch South of there see map for that info…. Temps will be cooler today and will stay at or slightly below normal for much of the first week of the New Year… Longer term forecast still looks like its on track so will leave that run.. See forecast below for that….