/Issued 12:26 PM CST, Tuesday, November 5, 2013/
-Future radar maps for Tonight per 12z Duluth WRF model.
Symbols on the map: *=Snow /=Rain
*8 PM Tonight.
*11 PM Tonight.
*6 AM Wednesday.
*Midday snow update*
Accumulating snow heading to Northwest Wisconsin Tonight.
Latest model data continues to show a snow event affecting portions of Northwest Wisconsin Tonight. Precipitation should begin to develop between 5-7 PM This Evening and will continue through the Overnight hours before ending Wednesday Morning. The heaviest precipitation is forecast to fall between the hours of 8 PM-1 AM.
Precipitation could start out as rain or a rain/snow mix before turning over to all snow.
The bulk of the precipitation Tonight looks like it will fall along and east of a line from Hinckley to Ashland with the heaviest corridor of precipitation likely setting up along and south of a line from Shell Lake, Hayward, Glidden, and Mercer.
I’m still thinking 2-5″ of snow will accumulate by Wednesday Morning over parts of Northwest Wisconsin (see map below) and this will cause travel difficulties as roads will become snow/slush covered and slippery from Tonight into Wednesday Morning. If you have travel plans make sure to allow extra time to reach your destination. Slow down and use extreme caution.
*Upper Midwest radar image from 12:38 PM CST Today. Movement of the precipitation is toward the northeast. (Source, NWS Duluth, MN)