Biggest snow of winter!

After a record-shattering 62° high temperature in Rockford on Tuesday, all eyes are now on significant snow that will fall on Wednesday.

While models are still all over the place with respect to placement of the heaviest bands of snow, confidence is building on the middle-of-the-road solution of 3-6″ of snowfall for the Rockford Metro. I think we can safely throw out the GEM solution of more than 10 inches of snow. In addition, the inch solution from the MRF model is out to lunch. Take every other model and you get a sense of the general consensus in our models.

Futuretrack has a great handle on the snow storm with 6-8 inches falling in a band along US151 from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque and Madison. Freeport will likely see around 4 inches or so with a few isolated amounts a few inches more. It’s almost a sure bet that Rockford sees 3 inches with localized amounts up to 6.

Timing: Rain will become light by early Wednesday morning, transitioning to snow and sleet during the morning commute. Snow will intensify and be worst around lunch time, tapering off by 3pm.

Winter Weather Advisories are posted for Carroll, Whiteside, Rock, and Walworth Co. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Green Co. No advisories or warnings have been issued for the Rockford Metro yet. -Eric


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This post was written by qni_it on January 29, 2013

2 Comments so far

  1. Judy January 29, 2013 7:25 PM

    Looked at the north side of my house today and saw my tulips starting to come up!

  2. Jared January 29, 2013 9:12 PM

    Just tell them to wait, there’s more winter ahead 😉

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