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Massive Winter Storm Approaching

CREATED Dec 19, 2012
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Consider this the calm before the storm.  We'll still see plenty of clouds today, but temperatures will bump up a bit to a seasonally warm high near 40 degrees.  Low pressure developing in the Southern Plains will strengthen significantly as it lifts an abundance of moisture through our region.  The key to our forecast is the exact track of the storm.  At this point, it still appears there will be enough warm air wrapping in ahead of the system from Milwaukee, down through Racine and Kenosha counties, to produce mostly rain and a slushy rain/snow mix with several inches of snow accumulation as the storm winds down.  It's a different story for the rest of the area as accumulation should increase substantially farther to the North and West.  Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties could pick up more than a foot of snow.  Meantime, everyone will notice very windy conditions Blizzard conditions with blowing and drifting snow along with significantly colder temperatures through Friday.  This storm is likely to have a major impact across the region and if you have travel plans, stay tuned for updated forecasts which will become increasingly more precise with time.
Get ready, here it comes!

Scott Steele

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