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Major Easter Snowstorm Takes Aim Just To Our North

An Easter Sunday snowstorm will bury the northwoods of Wisconsin and the UP with a half a foot to over a foot of snow. The experimental Winter Storm Severity Index is calling for moderate to extreme impacts from the snow. Extreme impacts means "extensive and widespread severe property damage, life saving actions will be needed."



The forecast model spread for snowfall in Wausau is anywhere between 4 and 14 inches of snow. Strong winds will accompany the storm gusting to around 45 mph. The winter storm warning for the area mentions-


The combination of heavy wet snow and strong wind will result in damage to trees and powerlines in north central and far northeast Wisconsin, leading to power outages. Hazardous travel conditions will occur regionwide.



The GFS total snowfall accumulation forecast through Monday afternoon continues to show a swath of heavy snow from southern Minnesota through north central Wisconsin and on into the UP. Marquette, Michigan could easily see over a foot of snow in total. The closest accumulating snow of note to the Chicago area would be near Kenosha. A dusting to an inch of accumulation is be possible across the southern end of the Badger state. There could be some snow that sticks briefly to grassy surfaces well north of the city early Monday morning. Northern Lake and McHenry county might see a dusting.


The bigger impact from the storm here will be gusty winds and a dramatic drop in temperatures. Winds could buts over 40 mph starting from around 4 AM through noon Monday. After highs in the 60s today the temps will tumble tonight as a strong cold front sweeps through the area. It could feel almost 40° colder by Monday morning with the wind chill compared to Sunday afternoon.


From Montana, through the midwest and all the way to Mississippi the temperatures Monday morning will be 10-20° below average.



Here is my 7 day forecast: Wind Advisory From 3 AM to Noon Monday

Today: Cloudy, on & off showers, evening t-storm possible High: 62 (56 Lakefront) Monday: A.M. light rain/snow, partly to mostly cloudy, windy Low: 36 High: 44 Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, pm sprinkles/flurries possible Low: 29 High: 45 Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy Low: 29 High: 44 Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny Low: 29 High: 48 Friday: Light rain/snow possible early, mostly cloudy Low: 32 High: 52


Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy Low: 36 High: 57


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