Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
546 AM CST Tue Jan 10 2017

Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Door-Marathon-Shawano-
Calumet-Manitowoc-Southern Marinette County-
Southern Oconto County-
546 AM CST Tue Jan 10 2017


Light snow was occurring across most of central and northern
Wisconsin at 530 am. The exception was the far north near the
Upper Michigan border, but snow should move into that area by 700
am. The snow is likely to be heavy at times today across central,
north-central, and northeast Wisconsin.

Although snow could be heavy at times in east-central Wisconsin as
well, warmer air moving into this area from the south is likely
to cause the snow to mix with or change to rain for a time during
morning and early afternoon hours. The exact location where this
will occur is somewhat uncertain, but it is most likely to occur
at locations south and east of a line from Wisconsin Rapids to
Clintonville to Oconto to Sturgeon Bay. But even in these areas
the precipitation could switch back and forth between rain and
snow, with the snow falling as the heavier precipitation bands
move through.

Much colder air will begin to surge into the area late this
afternoon as the center of the low pressure system producing the
precipitation begins to pull off to the northeast. West winds
will increase rapidly once that happens, and will gust to 35 to
45 mph late this afternoon and this evening. Any lingering rain
will change back over to snow once the colder air arrives. In
addition, at locations where temperatures do not warm
sufficiently to result in some melting of the top layer of snow,
the strong west winds will produce some blowing and drifting of
the snow, which will hamper the clean-up efforts of highway

Travel across the area is likely to remain hazardous today into
tonight. Anyone planning to travel across the area today or
tonight should monitor the latest forecast before departing, and
allow for extra travel time. The latest Wisconsin winter road
conditions can be obtained by calling 511.



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