Stevens Point, WI

14.7°F / -9.6°C
Clear
Windchill: 15°F / -10°C
Humidity: 88%
Dew Point: 12°F / -11°C
Wind: West at 0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph / 0.0 km/h
Pressure: 30.40 in / 1029 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 5.0 miles / 8.0 kilometers
Clouds: Clear (CLR) : -
Yesterday's Maximum: 32.2°F / 0.1°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 7.9°F / -13.4°C
UV: 1 out of 16
Sunrise:6:47 AM CST
Sunset:5:36 PM CST
Moon Rise:9:35 PM CST
Moon Set:8:46 AM CST
Moon Phase Waning Gibbous
NOAA Weather Radio
METAR KSTE 221435Z AUTO 00000KT 5SM BR CLR M14/M15 A3040 RMK AO2 T11411152
As of: 8:53 AM CST on February 22, 2019
Observed at: Currently at our office..., Stevens Point, WI

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Stevens Point, WI

Friday, February 22, 2019

Current Conditions & Forecast

Today
clear
30° | 20°F
-1° | -7°C
Saturday
sleet
32° | 25°F
| -4°C
Sunday
snow
28° | -7°F
-2° | -22°C
Today is forecast to be
nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon...
Today
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 30s. Light and variable wind.
Tonight
Not as cold. Cloudy. Light snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Nearly steady temperature in the lower 20s. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Saturday
Light snow and freezing drizzle in the morning, then light rain likely in the afternoon. Freezing drizzle also possible in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Around a tenth of an inch of icing. Highs in the middle 30s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Saturday Night
Rain...freezing rain and light snow in the evening, then snow after midnight. Freezing rain also possible after midnight. Areas of fog in the evening. Several inches of snow accumulation possible. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Sunday
Windy. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Nearly steady temperature in the upper 20s. West wind 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
Sunday Night
Blustery. Much colder. Partly cloudy. Some blowing and drifting snow. Lows zero to 5 above.
Monday and Monday Night
Colder. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 10 above zero. Lows around 5 below zero.
Tuesday
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the middle teens.
Tuesday Night
Not as cold. Light snow likely. Lows around 5 above zero. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Wednesday
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Highs around 20.
Wednesday Night and Thursday
Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 below. Highs in the upper teens.
As of: 6:35 am CST on February 22, 2019 from station 54481
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Winter Storm Watch

Expires 6:00 PM CST on February 24, 2019
Statement as of 3:27 am CST on February 22, 2019

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday evening through
Sunday afternoon...

* what... heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 3 to 7 inches possible. Ice accumulations less
than a quarter of an inch. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph
late Saturday night and Sunday.

* Where... portions of central and northeast Wisconsin.

* When... from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult. Areas of
blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The strong
winds may cause damage to trees resulting in sporadic power
outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.


Eckberg


Special Statement

Expires 11:15 AM CST on February 22, 2019
Statement as of 5:01 am CST on February 22, 2019

... Travel likely to become difficult this weekend, consider
running errands today or this evening if possible...

An intense storm system is likely to produce major travel
disruptions across the upper Great Lakes region this weekend. The
worst conditions are expected to occur north and west of the Fox
Valley Saturday night through Sunday. Some roads could become
impassible due to heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow,
especially over north-central Wisconsin. If possible, errands
should be completed today or this evening, before travel
conditions begin to deteriorate.

An initial round of light snow is expected to affect the area
tonight into Saturday, well ahead of the main storm. The snow will
move into central and north-central Wisconsin this evening,
spreading into the east after midnight. The snow will continue
into Saturday morning before diminishing. It is likely to change
to freezing drizzle or light freezing rain as it diminishes.
Temperatures in east-central Wisconsin are expected to warm enough
to result in just drizzle or light rain by mid-day. The snow
tonight into Saturday morning should only total 1 to 3 inches
across the entire area, but will likely result in slippery travel
conditions.

A lull in the precipitation is expected from mid-day Saturday into
the afternoon hours.

Precipitation will increase late Saturday afternoon or early
Saturday evening as the main storm system arrives. The storm is
expected to bring heavy snow to central, north-central, and far
northeast Wisconsin, where a snowfall of 6 to 14 inches is
expected. Freezing rain mixing with the snow at times could result
in up to a quarter inch of icing from central through northeast
Wisconsin.

Across east-central Wisconsin, temperatures are expected to warm
just enough to cause the bulk of the precipitation to fall as
rain. But the warmer air arriving over the existing snow cover
may also result in periods of dense fog Saturday night. The
visibility could drop to near zero at times, resulting in
extremely hazardous travel conditions. Colder air pushing back
into the area late Saturday night will cause the rain to change to
snow before ending, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible.

Winds will be gusty late Saturday into Saturday evening as the
storm center approaches, but the strongest winds will occur late
Saturday night into Sunday as colder air floods back southward
behind the departing storm. Northwest winds with gusts over 40 mph
are expected. This will produce widespread blowing and drifting
snow in the areas that receive substantial snow accumulations.
Winds will begin to slowly diminish Sunday night, but by that
point temperatures will be cold enough to result in sub-zero wind
chills.

Be sure to monitor later forecasts and statements on this major
winter storm.


Skowronski


501 am CST Fri Feb 22 2019

... Travel likely to become difficult this weekend, consider
running errands today or this evening if possible...

An intense storm system is likely to produce major travel
disruptions across the upper Great Lakes region this weekend. The
worst conditions are expected to occur north and west of the Fox
Valley Saturday night through Sunday. Some roads could become
impassible due to heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow,
especially over north-central Wisconsin. If possible, errands
should be completed today or this evening, before travel
conditions begin to deteriorate.

An initial round of light snow is expected to affect the area
tonight into Saturday, well ahead of the main storm. The snow will
move into central and north-central Wisconsin this evening,
spreading into the east after midnight. The snow will continue
into Saturday morning before diminishing. It is likely to change
to freezing drizzle or light freezing rain as it diminishes.
Temperatures in east-central Wisconsin are expected to warm enough
to result in just drizzle or light rain by mid-day. The snow
tonight into Saturday morning should only total 1 to 3 inches
across the entire area, but will likely result in slippery travel
conditions.

A lull in the precipitation is expected from mid-day Saturday into
the afternoon hours.

Precipitation will increase late Saturday afternoon or early
Saturday evening as the main storm system arrives. The storm is
expected to bring heavy snow to central, north-central, and far
northeast Wisconsin, where a snowfall of 6 to 14 inches is
expected. Freezing rain mixing with the snow at times could result
in up to a quarter inch of icing from central through northeast
Wisconsin.

Across east-central Wisconsin, temperatures are expected to warm
just enough to cause the bulk of the precipitation to fall as
rain. But the warmer air arriving over the existing snow cover
may also result in periods of dense fog Saturday night. The
visibility could drop to near zero at times, resulting in
extremely hazardous travel conditions. Colder air pushing back
into the area late Saturday night will cause the rain to change to
snow before ending, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible.

Winds will be gusty late Saturday into Saturday evening as the
storm center approaches, but the strongest winds will occur late
Saturday night into Sunday as colder air floods back southward
behind the departing storm. Northwest winds with gusts over 40 mph
are expected. This will produce widespread blowing and drifting
snow in the areas that receive substantial snow accumulations.
Winds will begin to slowly diminish Sunday night, but by that
point temperatures will be cold enough to result in sub-zero wind
chills.

Be sure to monitor later forecasts and statements on this major
winter storm.


Skowronski

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