Monday, December 8, 2008

Update on Upper Midwest snowstorm

A potent winter storm is still anticipated from tonight thru Wednesday covering areas from South Dakota and Iowa east through Michigan and Ohio. A large area could see storm total snowfall in excess of 6 inches extending from Minnesota and Iowa east in to Michigan. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for much of the mentioned area and Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and much of southern Wisconsin. Along with the snow, some areas in Iowa and Illinois could see freezing rain with accumulations possibly exceeding 1/4". Although it is hard to see exactly where the freezing line will be, it looks like the southern half of Iowa and southern 2/3 of Illinois will see mostly rain with some snow mixing in late. The snow should be over for the western half of the area by Tuesday afternoon, and the rest of the area between Tuesday night and Wednesday. Will update more as the storm develops.

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