Roaring into the New Year

For all of you out celebrating the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, there will be some snowy and windy weather to accompany your evening!  The New Year will come roaring in after midnight with gusty winds and rain transitioning to snow.  After the center of low pressure passes by, winds will shift from the south-southeast to the west-northwest.  We can expect sustained wind speeds of 30 to 40 mph with occasional wind gusts exceeding 50 mph!  As of 9pm Saturday, a Wind Advisory has been posted for Sunday across the entire WREX viewing area.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Green County, Wisconsin from 3am until 9am.

The rain showers could reach us as early as 11pm and snow should start to mix in around 2 or 3am.  Snow accumulations are expected to be light in Rockford and points south, with 1 inch at most.  However, the advisory areas north of a Monroe to Janesville line may pick up 2 inches or more.  That snow, combined with a gusty wind, will impact travel conditions for a short period of time just before dawn.  Roads may become slippery with blowing and drifting snow.  Take caution if you are out driving from 2am until 9am.  The light snow will linger into Sunday morning, becoming more scattered in nature by noon.  High temperatures for Sunday will occur just after midnight and will tumble into the 20s during the day.  Wind chills could drop into the single digits. 

Stay safe and warm!  Have a Happy New Year!  -JA


Posted under cold blast, safety, snow, weather, Wind, winter weather

This post was written by qni_it on December 31, 2011

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