February 8, 2016

Big snow totals in early hours

Forecasters say most of Wisconsin will continue to get moderate-to-heavy snow all the way through today and into the evening, and that’s not the best news for places that have already had up to a foot dumped on them since last night. Northfield in Jackson County said it got 12 inches of snow by 6:35 this morning, and Osseo reported 11.2 inches as of 6:45. A Madison TV station measured 8.9 inches outside its studios. Howards Grove in Sheboygan County had seven inches at last word, and West Bend had drizzle along with just over six inches of the white stuff.

Snow predictions have been ratcheted up from what forecasts said Wednesday. Green Bay and the Fox Valley can now expect 10-to-15 inches, 8-to-13 in central Wisconsin south of Wausau, while are 5-to-10 inches are expected around Black River Falls and Neillsville. The far North and North Central are expecting less with 5-to-9 inches forecast in the Eau Claire area; 3-to-6 inches around Menomonie and River Falls; and 3-to-7 at Ashland, Sawyer, and Price counties. Metro Milwaukee is predicted to get 4-to-6 inches.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for most of the state while blizzard warnings are already in effect in the Southwest region . More blizzard warnings take effect in other areas later today.

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