TRAVEL NOT ADVISED: In-depth particulars of what to anticipate with approaching winter storm

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Be aware the totally different warning finish occasions primarily based on which facet of the blue line you’re on. Nonetheless, the Stormtracker 18 Climate Workforce expects impacts to linger a lot of Wednesday properly after the snow ends.

Journey shouldn’t be suggested on Wednesday, which generally is the busiest journey day of the season on the day earlier than Thanksgiving. You probably have journey plans, both by automotive or aircraft, the Stormtracker 18 Climate Workforce advises you to vary them to both tomorrow or Thursday. A powerful snow storm will impression not solely Western Wisconsin, but in addition a lot of the Midwest. This storm arrives late tomorrow regardless of the hotter temperatures we noticed over the previous couple days. A WINTER STORM WARNING is in impact for tomorrow night by way of a lot of Wednesday.

Timing: There’s an opportunity that the storm begins late tomorrow night as a wintry combine or gentle rain, however many of the day will probably be nice for journey, except you’re headed in direction of southwest Minnesota, Iowa, or Nebraska because the storm will probably be there tomorrow. Snow will probably be heaviest Tuesday evening with fast accumulations anticipated. Snow will get lighter Wednesday morning, however the wind will probably be choosing up and visibility will nonetheless be very low. Even after the snow ends, roads will probably be slick and visibility could possibly be low on account of continued blowing and drifting.

Totals: Anticipate between 5 and 10 inches of snow in most locations, with maybe a bit roughly regionally. There’s loads of uncertainty southeast of Eau Claire on account of temperatures being above freezing.

Winds: Sustained wind speeds Tuesday evening into Wednesday will probably be between 15 and 25 mph with gusts close to or above 30 mph at occasions.

Visibility: Close to zero visibility at occasions from heavy snow charges and powerful wind blowing snow, even after snow ends.

Journey impacts: Roads will change into very slippery with heavy, moist snow that may fall heaviest Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, with close to zero visibility at occasions on account of each heavy snow charges and wind blowing that falling snow. Once more, journey shouldn’t be suggested.  Even to the southeast the place decrease totals are anticipated, journey will probably be tough as a result of if it’s not snowing, it’ll be a wintry combine or freezing rain which is able to nonetheless trigger horrible highway circumstances.

Forecast past this technique: This isn’t the one winter climate we’re monitoring this Thanksgiving week, both. Gentle snow or combine is feasible Friday with one other bigger system potential for subsequent weekend. The monitor and depth of each these techniques will rely closely on what occurs over the following couple days. Keep tuned to Stormtracker 18 for updates on all these storms and their journey impacts.

Your Stormtracker 18 Climate workforce will maintain you up to date with the newest data on air, on the climate web page, and thru the free WQOW Stormtracker 18 climate app.

Meteorologist Justin Esterly will probably be monitoring the system and your morning commute circumstances on Dawn Tuesday morning from four:30 to 7 a.m. and on Noon from 11 a.m. to midday.

Newest updates on social media:

Stormtracker 18 Climate Fb Web page
Chief Meteorologist Matt Schaefer’s Fb Web page
Chief Meteorologist Matt Schaefer’s Twitter Web page

Vital Hyperlinks:

For the newest interactive radar, click on HERE.

For the newest faculty and group closings, click on HERE.

For the newest highway circumstances and DOT digital camera views, click on HERE.





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