Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winter Weather Update

8:30am Update: Remember to take it easy out there this morning.  Moderate snow continues to fall and there have been some reports of slick roadways.  Visibility continues to drop with many locations reporting a mile or less. 

Here are the links for the road conditions in Wisconsin and Illinois:

Illinois roadway conditions
Wisconsin road conditions

(7:41:34 AM) nwsbot: DVN: 3 Se Galena [Jo Daviess Co, IL] co-op observer reports SNOW of M1.0 INCH at 07:00 AM CST -- 24-hr total.

A Winter Weather Advisory continues for all of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois through early Friday.  Snow is already beginning to fall across the Stateline and will continue to move east and likely intensify some as it does.  Totals so far from where the snow has fallen further west in Iowa range anywhere between 1"-3".  Winds are starting to increase as the cold air comes in full force with the snow.  The colder and drier nature of the snow will likely aid in a few higher totals by later this evening. 

The snow will begin to increase in intensity and coverage throughout the morning and into the afternoon.  The upper level low will be almost right overhead around noon and that's when we could see some of the more moderate snow showers.  As the snow falls and the winds begin to pick up blowing and drifting will become a concern for your evening commute.  Still looking at totals ranging between 3"-6", however, I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few totals nearing 7" or 8".

Remember to take it easy out there this morning and especially later this afternoon and evening.  Roads may begin to slicken up as the temperature drops. 

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