February 6, 2016

Winter storm will bring more snow to north

The official start of spring was nearly a month ago, but you’d never know it in northwestern Wisconsin, as another round of heavy snow descends on the region. The National Weather service forecasts that a system which moved in the region overnight will bring snow Wednesday, with areas of blowing snow after midmorning. The snow could be heavy at times, with  accumulation of up to 10 to 15 inches possible in some locations. Easterly winds will increase to 20 to 25 mph by afternoon, with gusts as high as 40 mph making for reduced visibility and hazardous travel conditions.

It’s a virtual replay of a storm that dump a foot or more in parts of far northern Wisconsin just a couple of weeks ago, on the heels of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. “Many areas were in the 50s and even 60s last week,” said Melody Lovin, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Duluth.  “A lot of people don’t want to believe what’s in the forecast, and I can certainly understand that.”

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until 10:00 a.m. Thursday for Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Washburn, Sawyer and Price Counties. Cities in the storm’s path include Superior, Ashland, Hayward and Phillips.


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