PUBLIC WINTER CYCLONE COMPLETE ADVISORY
INFORMATION AT A GLANCE!
|Northeast at 46 MPH
|20 MPH/32.2 KPH
|995 MB/29.38 Inches
BULLETIN - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINTER STORM ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 008 CR001
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
758 AM CST TUE JAN 23 2018
...ALEX ATTEMPTS A-BIT OF RESTRENGTHENING AS IT EXITS OUR COVERAGE REGION...
SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT HEADLINES NOW IN EFFECT:
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
* A Winter storm warning remains in effect for a small part of northern lower MI.
* A Winter weather advisory remains in effect for a part of interior northern lower MI, and southeast WI.
A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather conditions are imminent, or now occuring in your area. Take the
necessary precautions to ensure your safety during the storm. Travel is not advised unless it's an emergency situation.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that hazardous winter weather conditions are expected to develop across your area. If you
have travel plans, you should exercise the proper driving skills, and drive a reduced speeds. Allow plenty of space between
your vehicle and the one in front of you.
* POSITION...AT 800 AM CST...1300 UTC...The poorly organized center of winter storm ALEX was located near laditude 85.5 West
and longitude 44.2 North, or about 45 miles northeast of Gaylord, Michigan.
* MOVEMENT...Alex continues to quickly push off to the northeast at 46 mph, and is about to exit our coverage region.
* MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...have now decreased to near 20 miles per hour, or about 32.2 K/HR with higher gusts.
* MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...was 995 millibars, or 29.38 inches. Some additional strengthening is possible.
Alex is now well engulfed into the axis of the subtropical jet running from the base of the upper level trough across the
central plains into the great lakes. A strong jetmax was punching northeast across the great lakes and is responsable for
the rapid acceleration of Alex out of our coverage region. However, Alex is not quite done yet. Moderate snowfall and strong
winds continue across mainly eastern upper and northern lower Michigan, closer to the storm. This is forecast to wind down
later today as the storm departs.
IMPACTS ON LAND:
* SUSTAINED WINDS...None.
* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION...None.
* GROUND TRAVEL DELAYS...None.
* AIR TRAVEL DELAYS...None.
This will be the final advisory issued in connection with this system. For additional information, please refer
to the latest WSW bulletins from the National Weather Service.
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