Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
703 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Door-Marathon-Shawano-
Calumet-Manitowoc-Southern Marinette County-
Southern Oconto County-
703 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018


At 650 am radar continued to indicate a large band of wintry
precipitation extending across most of Wisconsin. It was mainly
snow, though some sleet was probably mixed in over southeast
Wisconsin. Pockets of heavy snow were embedded within the band.
Strong northeast winds were occurring across the area. The
strongest winds were near the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan,
were gusts of 35 to 45 mph were occurring.

The sleet which occurred at some locations in east-central
Wisconsin has since changed to snow. Snow, heavy at times will
continue across most of the area through the rest of the morning.
The exception will locations in central Wisconsin south of Wausau,
where a lull in the snow is possible. The precipitation in this
area could briefly change to freezing drizzle during the lull.
The precipitation in east-central Wisconsin could also taper to
freezing drizzle at times during the afternoon or evening.

Temperatures will remain below freezing, so the strong northeast
winds will generate considerable blowing and drifting of the snow.
Near white-out conditions are possible across east-central
Wisconsin, where the strongest winds will occur.

Extremely difficult travel conditions are expected today. Travel
is not recommended, except in the case of an emergency. If you
must travel, take adequate precautions to ensure you remain safe
if you become stranded. Make sure your vehicles tires, battery,
lights, defrosters and windshield wipers are in good working order
before beginning your trip. Make sure the gasoline tank is full
before crossing open country. Be sure to take along a flashlight,
blankets, food, and water. If you become stranded, remain with
your vehicle.



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