MIDWEST WEATHER SERVICE -- STORM CENTER

STEVENS POINT, WI


SPECIAL WINTER STORM POTENTIAL STATEMENT





SPECIAL WINTER STORM POTENTIAL STATEMENT
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
331 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018

*** HIGH IMPACT WINTER STORM LOOMING JUST OVER THE HORIZON! ***

The latest computer model guidance is now in good agreement in not only bringing a major winter storm across the coverage
region Sunday into Monday, but also the final track this storm will take. The main storm is forecast to eject northeast out
of the TX/OK panhandle area late Sunday, reaching the Kansas City area by Monday morning. From their, the storm should trek
northeast and reach southern LM by Monday evening, and finally reach northern lower MI by Tuesday morning. This track is
favorable for a swath of heavy snowfall along an axis 80 miles wide running from near Des Moines IA to Rochester MN, to Eau
Claire and Rhinelander WI. Here, snowfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches are expected, with even some locally higher totals
possible. Further southeast, warmer surface temperatures will result in a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and light freezing rain,
which could result in some glazing of exposed surfaces. Snowfall totals will be considerably less then further north and west.
Still further southeast, enough warm air should keep the precipitation their as mainly all rain.

This storm is still developing and organizing, and the track it takes is still somewhat uncertain. This means that changes
are still likely, and any shifts in the storm's track would mean forecast changes, so all interests, especially those with
travel plans should closely follow later statements and possible advisories being issued.    

...Adamski
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Page Last Updated: 331 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018