NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning

winterwarning02-01The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING, which will be in effect from 12pm Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday, for the counties of Door, Oconto and Marinette.

Expect light snow to develop during the early to mid afternoon hours. The snow will become heavy at times between 3pm and midnight. Some freezing drizzle is possible at times Tuesday night. Light snow will continue into Wednesday morning before ending Wednesday afternoon.

A total snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches is expected.

Northeast winds of 15 – 25 mph will result in some blowing and drifting of the snow. The combination of falling snow and blowing snow will reduce the visibility at times.

Travel conditions could deteriorate rapidly during the Tuesday afternoon and will be difficult for the Wednesday morning commute.

 

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has also issued a WINTER STORM WARNING, which will be in effect from 9am Tuesday until 6am Wednesday, for the counties of Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Brown.

Expect light snow to develop by mid to late morning on Tuesday. The snow will become heavy at times between 1 pm to 7 pm.

The snow will begin to taper off to light snow, freezing drizzle or drizzle Tuesday evening. The mixed precipitation should change back over to light snow late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

A total snow accumulation of 3 – 7 inches is expected, with the lowest totals occurring near the lakeshore in Manitowoc County.

Northeast winds of 20 – 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph will result in widespread blowing and drifting of the snow. The combination of falling snow and blowing snow will significantly reduce the visibility at times.

Plan for difficult travel conditions, especially for the evening commute on Tuesday.

Travel conditions for the Wednesday morning commute will depend on how quickly highway crews are able to treat the roads.

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