…SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING…
.A winter storm is moving through the Upper Midwest today and will
continue through early Friday morning, with snow continuing over
mostly northwest Wisconsin and the tip of the Arrowhead of
Minnesota. The heaviest snowfall amounts will be found over
northwest Wisconsin. While snowfall rates are diminishing, snow
may be heavy at times into the evening for areas east of an
Ashland to Hayward line, which will make travel difficult and
hazardous at times. The system departs the region early Friday
morning. However, lake-effect snow will continue over northern
portions of Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties through Friday.
Dangerous wind chills will follow the snow for the end of the
week through the weekend.
* WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations
of 2 to 4 inches, except 5 to 7 inches for northern Iron and
* WHERE…Iron County.
* WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Friday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The
cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite
on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or
511wi.gov for Wisconsin.