Winter weather possible Wednesday and Thursday

winterstorm1winterstorm2Although we are still a few days out, winter weather is possible Wednesday night into Thursday. A low pressure system rich with moisture will lift out of the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday into Wednesday. The uncertainty lies in what path the storm decides to take. If it goes further east, we will simply get colder temperatures behind the low and maybe a flurry or two. The alternative path takes it closer to Rockford. Generally speaking, the closer the rear of the low comes, the better chance of accumulating snow we will have. Regardless of its proximity, we will be seeing temperatures well below normal for the end of the week.

-AB

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This post was written by qni_it on November 28, 2009

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  1. WI Weather Buff November 28, 2009 6:39 PM

    Well, its just a day or 2 late. I believe in both 2006 and 2007 we had a nasty snowstorm on Dec. 1st. And last year we had something notable and nasty on Dec 1 or 2.

  2. Aaron Brackett November 28, 2009 9:36 PM

    I just checked the records, and last year on November 30th, we recorded 4.3″ of snow. December 1st of 2007 we had 1.4″, and 10.7″ on December 1st of 2006!

    -AB

  3. WI Weather Buff November 29, 2009 8:03 AM

    Oh yeah … the reason I have a different memory of 2007 is ‘cuz I’m in (drumroll…) WI.

    I just checked the records too, and here’s what happened in my (WI) world on Dec 1st of 2007:

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    The first major winter storm of the 2007-08 winter season affected all of south-central and southeast Wisconsin with a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The precipitation started off as snow (occasionally moderate to heavy) in the morning with accumulations eventually reaching around 2 inches near the Illinois border from Rock to Kenosha County, to 3 to 6 inches in the Madison to Milwaukee area, to 6 to 8 inches from Marquette County to Sheboygan County. Some thundersnow was reported. It then changed to sleet and then freezing rain from south to north across the area during the afternoon hours, and then freezing drizzle or light rain during the overnight hours. Ice accumulations ranged from 1/4 to 1/2 inch basically south of a line from Dodgeville to Madison to Milwaukee with the greatest amounts near the Illinois border.

    A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 90/94/39 near DeForest in northern Dane County resulted in one indirectly-related fatality. Another vehicle accident in the Town of Caledonia on STH 33 in Columbia County resulted in three indirectly-related fatalities. Otherwise, hundreds of spin-outs and accidents occurred across south-central and southeast Wisconsin. Ice-covered tree branches broke and fell on power-lines due to southeast winds gusting to 30 to 39 knots (35 to 45 mph). As a result, scattered power outages occurred, and 12000 customers in south-central and southeast Wisconsin were without power for at least several hours. Dozens of airline flights at the Madison and Milwaukee airports were canceled. Hundreds of civic functions were canceled.

    Specific snow and sleet accumulations include 8″ at Howards Grove, 7″ at West Bend, 6 to 6.5 inches in northern Marquette County, 6.2 inches at Madison Truax Field, 6″ at Berlin, Lodi, Reedsburg, and Ashford (Fond du Lac Co.), 5.3″ at Blanchardville, 5.1″ at the NWS office southeast of Sullivan, 5″ at Monroe, La Grange, Avoca, and far northwestern Ozaukee County, 4.9 inches at Brookfield, 4.5 ” at Brown
    Deer, 4″ at Janesville, 3.5 inches at Milwaukee Mitchell Field and Waterford, and 2.2″ at Paddock Lake.

  4. Aaron Brackett November 29, 2009 7:40 PM

    wow, great meteorological homework! Very interesting!

    -AB

  5. tony November 29, 2009 8:20 PM

    I remember the snowstorm that happened on december 1st,2006. I had tried to go to work at walmart, but when i turned my car around in the middle of our street, then stopped to brush the car off, I got stuck and had to call in to work. IIRC, by christmas that snow was gone. Not one trace of it left.

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