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
623 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

*** MIXED PRECIPITATION SPREADING INTO THE REGION ***

LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO SLOWLY ORGANIZE ACROSS THE TX PANHANDLE THIS EVENING.
THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO LIFT INTO KS LATER THIS EVENING...THEN HEAD FOR MO
BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE LOW SHOULD THEN REACH THE SOUTHERN TIP OF LAKE MI BY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SPREADING
ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MUCH OF IT IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND
SOME SNOW AT TIMES. WHERE TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SURFACE ARE MILDER...THE
PRECIPITATION SHOULD FALL AS ALL RAIN.

SINCE THIS WILL BE A LONGER DURATION EVENT...THERE IS INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR A
SIGNIFICANT ICE COATING TO OCCUR ON ALL EXPOSED SURFACE...SUCH AS ROADS/HIGHWAYS...
BRIDGES/RAMPS...AND SIDEWALKS. IF THIS OCCURS...IT WILL LIKELY RESULT IN A VERY
DANGEROUS TRAVEL SITUATION. THE LATEST GUIDANCE IS SUGGESTIVE OF BETWEEN .10" AND
.25" ICE ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE. UP TO .50" ICE COATING IS POSSIBLE IF THE
PRECIPITATION REMAINS AS ALL FREEZING RAIN. 

ALREADY...AREA SHERIFF'S OFFICES ARE REPORTING NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS DUE TO THE ICE
COVERED ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TONIGHT...REMAIN FULLY ALERT AND
USE EXTREME CAUTION. ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

...DILLARD
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Page Last Updated: 623 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017