Snow Advisory for Friday

All three weather service offices have issued Snow Advisories for Friday’s event. Snow should begin shortly before sunrise and last for most of the daylight hours. There will likely be some bursts of heavy snow during the peak (late-morning hours) with snowfall totals nearing six inches in some spots. Right now, we’ll keep with the well advertised 3-6 inch forecast, but depending on where the heaviest band sets up we may get an isolated 7 inch amount. This whole system should be all said and done by evening.

A few things: Afternoon models are giving us an average of about 0.40″ of liquid. With a 13:1 snow water ratio that yields just over five inches. With such a quick moving system a lot of that might end up coming in a two-three hour window making for some difficult driving/visibility problems around noon.

If I had to rate this on a 1-10 with 10 being December 1st of last year, I’d put this one around a five. If we recieve more than 3.8 inches, it’ll be the biggest snow so far this season! -ERIC

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This post was written by qni_it on December 27, 2007

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  1. WI Weather Buff December 28, 2007 12:13 AM

    Thank you Eric.

    This is exactly the kind of info that is most useful when trying to make decisions about work/travel plans, etc.

    I knew there was a reason that I value this weather info resource so highly.

  2. Navy Mom December 28, 2007 2:07 AM

    I’m leaving for O’Hare around 5:00am to pick up my son. Hope to be back around 9:00am. Hopefully I’ll be back home with him before things really get going.

    My son is coming home for Christmas ( a little late ) taking a leave from the Navy for 1 week.

    Hope his flight isn’t delayed/cancelled!

  3. Eric Sorensen December 28, 2007 2:17 AM

    You’re welcome wi weather buff! Anything you need, we’re here for ya.

    Navy: Inbound flights will likely be okay, its the outbound ones that are likely to get really backed up. I bet the roads will be worse coming back to Rockford…but then you’ll have some nice company to spend the long ride with! 🙂 -ERIC

  4. tony December 28, 2007 4:26 AM

    Eric, when u said the aldeen dam, is that the one that is also known as the alpine dam that flooded in august. I will try to report a snow total to you tomorrow when I get home from work or bingo if we have bingo.

  5. Ike December 28, 2007 4:39 AM

    So will this be the big one that we will have for the whole season minus the freezing rain events that we have had to have all this December? Or could we might??? Might see a bigger one in the pipeline to your crystal ball in ’08?

    Ikey

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