Snow Years Eve

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is knocking on the door, Mother Nature wants to celebrate with some snow.  A long duration event, spanning Tuesday night through early Thursday morning, will bring accumulating snow to the Stateline.  With this snow event forecast to be spread out over the course of 24 to 36 hours, there are many variables that can and likely will change.

Snow will develop Tuesday evening and target our general area overnight.  A few inches of accumulation are possible from the start of the snow through early Wednesday morning.  A second piece of energy will affect the area Wednesday into Wednesday night, lingering through early Thursday.  It is during this time period that several inches of snowfall will be possible.

Several Inches of Snow Tue. PM - Thu. AM

Several Inches of Snow
Tue. PM – Thu. AM

Atmospheric conditions will allow for a narrow band of moderate snow accumulations stretching from Iowa through our area and east into Michigan.  To put this into perspective, Wisconsin Dells to our north and Peoria to our south may only pick up an inch.  There will likely be an impact on travel conditions in our region for the New Year holiday.

Again, with a prolonged period of snowfall (and since the second half of this system is still 48 hours away), change will be inevitable.  It appears that an acceptable initial snowfall forecast will be in the 3 to 6 inch range.  Locally higher totals are possible.  Chief Meteorologist Eric Sorensen will monitor and refine the forecast tonight, as the latest data becomes available.

-Joe

 

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This post was written by qni_it on December 30, 2013

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