Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blizzard Warning for Wisconsin

Issued by The National Weather Service in LaCrosse, WI
Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 7:34 PM CST
www.weather.com

... BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST THURSDAY NIGHT...

* HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY... ESPECIALLY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND NOON.

* 10 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL FROM LA CROSSE INTO NORTHEAST IOWA. 5 TO 10 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA.

* SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY THE HEAVY SNOWFALL AND WILL CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS... PARTICULARLY THURSDAY.

* BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO ROAD CLOSURES AND LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THURSDAY. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW 1/4 MILE.

* THIS STORM WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON TRAVEL. THOSE TRAVELING OR COMMUTING WILL FACE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. DO NOT TRAVEL UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

* EMERGENCY SERVICES AND RESCUES COULD BE HALTED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. IF YOU GET STRANDED... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

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