PUBLIC WINTER CYCLONE COMPLETE ADVISORY
INFORMATION AT A GLANCE!
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BULLETIN - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINTER STORM CHARLIE ADVISORY NUMBER 006 CR003
MWS STORM CENTER STEVENS POINT/WHITING WI
700 PM CDT SUN APR 15 2018
...Charlie regains category 1 status as it exits our coverage region ... This is the last advisory on Charlie...
SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT HEADLINES NOW IN EFFECT:
Changes with this advisory...
Current headlines now in effect:
* A blizzard warning is in effect for much of northwest into northcentral Iowa, much of southern and central Minnesota, and
parts of Wisconsin until 7 pm CDT this evening.
* A winter storm warning is in effect from far eastcentral and southeast Minnesota, across much of northern and central
Wisconsin, and all of upper and much of northern and central lower Michigan until 7 pm CDT, and in Michigan until 7 am EDT
* A winter weather advisory is in effect from interior southwest, central, and northeast Iowa, into southern Wisconsin, and
far southern lower Michigan. Also, an advisory extends from northcentral into northeast Minnesota. All advisories are valid
until 7 pm CDT, and in lower Michigan until 9 am EDT Monday.
A blizzard warning means dangerous and even life threatening weather conditions are imminent, or now occuring in your
area. Take the necessary precautions now to ensure your personal safety during the storm. You should avoid any travel
whatsoever! Expect possible power failure.
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 700 pm CDT...0000 UTC...the center of winter storm Charlie was located near laditude 82.8 West and
longitude 42.4 North, or about 30 miles northeast of Detroit, Michigan.
* MOVEMENT...Charlie is moving sluggishly east at 15 mph.
* MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...are near 35 miles per hour, or about 56 k/hr with higher gusts.
* MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...was 997 millibars, or 29.44 inches. Additional steady strengthening is expected overnight.
Charlie departs our region by shattering old snowfall totals in many locations. Unprecidented snowfall totals ranging from 1
to 2 plus feet have been documented. A few storm totals include 15.8 inches at Minneapolis International Airport, 16.7 inches
at the National Weather Service in Chanhassan Minnesota, 11.5 inches at Eau Claire Wisconsin, 13.4 inches at Duluth NWS
office, and 15.7 inches reported at Ashland Wisconsin. Please refer to official storm reports released by local NWS offices
for specific amounts. Strong winds and heavy snowfall will continue into the overnight hours, then begin to slowly diminish
torwards daybreak Monday. Additional snow accumulations will be likely. For those who must travel, use extreme caution
and drive at reduced speeds.
IMPACTS ON LAND:
* SUSTAINED WINDS...of 30 to 50 mph can be expected at many locations, with higher gusts.
* SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION...An additional 4 to 7 inches of snow accumulations appears likely overnight.
* GROUND TRAVEL DELAYS...Most major routes across the region range from slippery spots and stretches to snow and ice
covered and hazardous. Secondary routes are snow covered and slippery.
* AIR TRAVEL DELAYS...None reported at this time.
This is the last advisory issued pertaining to this weather system. For additional information, please refer to the latest
WSW bulletins from the National Weather Service.
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