Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
1137 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

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Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Marathon-Shawano-Wood-
Portage-Waupaca-Waushara-
1137 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

...HISTORIC APRIL SNOWSTORM CONTINUES TO BRING HEAVY SNOW AND
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...

Radar indicated a large band of moderate to heavy snow across much
of central, north-central and northeast Wisconsin. This band of
snow will continue through mid afternoon, then gradually taper
off to light snow later this afternoon or early this evening.
Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are expected in the
heavy snow bands. Northeast winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph will
create significant areas of blowing and drifting snow and may
cause some tree damage and sporadic power outages.

Motorist can expect poor visibilities below one mile, and at times
down to near zero due to the snow and blowing and drifting snow.
Additional snow accumulations through late evening will be in the
5 to 10 inch range on top of what already has fallen.

This is a historic April snowstorm that is expected to produce
15 to 30 inches across much of the area with locally higher
amounts possible.

Extremely difficult travel conditions will continue into this
evening. 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.

$$

WIZ022-038>040-048>050-073-074-151945-
Door-Outagamie-Brown-Kewaunee-Winnebago-Calumet-Manitowoc-
Southern Marinette County-Southern Oconto County-
1137 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

...HISTORIC APRIL SNOWSTORM CONTINUES TO BRING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
THIS AFTERNOON...

Radar indicated a large band of moderate to heavy snow across much
of northeast Wisconsin. This band of snow will continue through
mid afternoon, then gradually taper off to light snow or light
freezing drizzle late this afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1 to 3
inches per hour are expected in the heavy snow bands. Northeast
winds gusting to 35 to 50 mph will create significant areas of
blowing and drifting snow and may cause some tree damage and
sporadic power outages.

Motorist can expect widespread visibilities of a quarter of a
mile or less through mid afternoon, and at times down to near
zero due to the heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow
accumulations through late evening will be in the 5 to 10 inch
range on top of what already has fallen.

This is a historic April snowstorm that is expected to produce
15 to 30 inches across much of the area with locally higher
amounts.

Extremely difficult travel conditions will continue into this
evening. 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.

$$

Eckberg



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