SPECIAL WINTER STORM POTENTIAL STATEMENT



SPECIAL WINTER STORM POTENTIAL STATEMENT
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
454 PM CDT TUE APR 17 2018

*** ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS ORGANIZING AND HEADED IN OUR DIRECTION FOR WEDNESDAY ***

The latest surface and computer forecast output continues showing a developing surface low pressure, at this time centered over western
Kansas. This low is forecast to intensify and deepen into the next early spring storm, as it moves from eastern Kansas into central or
northcentral Illinois by Wednesday afternoon, then to near or south of Chicago by Wednesday night. While this track is shifted a-bit
further southward then the previous track, it is still favorable for a swath of moderate to heavy snowfall from eastcentral and northeast
Iowa, southeast Minnesota, across southern Wisconsin into lower Michigan. Because of additional changes in the forecast track are still
possible, overall confidence as to locations of heavier precipitation and types remains highly uncertain at this point.

Anyone with travel plans Wednesday and Wednesday night should closely monitor the progress of this early spring storm.   

...Baker
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