March Winter Storm hits Wisconsin Friday Night

Mar 29 2018 2:00 PM CST| 0 Comments | Wisconsin | Weather Forecasting

A low pressure system will pass quickly through Friday night into Saturday morning producing snow & rain across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and upper Michigan. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for northern Wisconsin where snow totals of 6-12" are expected. Peak timing for this event will be between 9pm Friday and 12PM Saturday.

Storm Impacts & Timing

  • Snow - 6-12" of snow across far northern Wisconsin including Hayward, Manitowish Waters, Minong, Ashland, & Clam Lake. 3-6" just south of that for Siren, Tomahawk, and Escanaba. A mix of rain/snow is likely from Eau Claire to Green Bay with little to no snow accumulation expected. Small shifts in the storm track are still possible over the next 24 hours.

  • Rain - 0.1-0.5" of rainfall for southern Wisconsin

  • Gusty Winds - Southerly wind gusts up to 50 MPH overnight, weakening and turning northwesterly on Saturday. Southern Wisconsin is most at risk for 50mph gusts tonight.

The next opportunity for rain/snow will arrive early next week. Temperatures the next seven days will be at or below average under cool northwest flow. Mid-range models suggest active pattern continues through the first week of April.


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Updated 1005AM 3/30/18

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