Wisconsin Weather Update for February 17, 2014.

By: HaleStorm , 1:25 PM GMT on February 17, 2014

Forecast Summary: Heavy snow this afternoon, 5-7” expected. Mix of precip Thursday. Warmer through Thursday.

Active Advisory: Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 9 PM CST this evening...
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/mkx/snowaccum/Snow Map_WI.png

Synopsis: A low pressure system tracking from Oklahoma through Illinois and northern Indiana today will develop a consistent swath of snow across the upper Midwest today.
Conditions: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers this morning. Snow becomes moderate to heavy from around lunchtime through this afternoon and evening, tapering off before bedtime. 5-7” is expected across most of Wisconsin by tonight.
High Temp: Near 24 today.
Winds: Windy at times from the southeast, turning west late.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 23-25.
Madison: Highs 25-26.
Milwaukee: Highs 25-27.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Conditions: Becoming partly cloudy overnight.
Low Temp: Low to mid- teens (above zero).

Synopsis: That snowy low pressure system moves off to our east, and a southerly wind brings warmer air to Wisconsin, which should linger around through Thursday.
Conditions: Some morning sunshine, then mostly cloudy.
Temps: Warmer, highs in the mid- 30s. Lows near 20.
Winds: Breezy from the southwest.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs again in the mid- 30s.
Thursday: Rain/snow mix. Could make for another day of ugly road conditions. Highs mid- to upper 30s.
Friday: Partly sunny and colder. Maybe some flurries Friday night? Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Light snow south? Highs 20-25.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and colder yet. Highs 10-15.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: 2-3” additional snow today. Total accumulation around 5”.
High Temperatures: Mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Rain showers today.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Increasing clouds. Rain tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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