Vilas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 7:59 PM CST on December 22, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 6 PM CST Tuesday...

* snow is expected this evening. Somewhat of a lull in the snowfall will occur after midnight...then snow will increase in intensity again around daybreak Tuesday.

* Fairly heavy snow could be falling in a band from Wausau to Wausaukee for the Tuesday morning commute. The heavier snow will shift into northern Wisconsin by late morning.

* The snow will start to diminish during the afternoon.

* A total snowfall of 3 to 6 inches is expected by Tuesday evening.

* Hazardous travel conditions are expected tonight and Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. The latest Wisconsin Road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.


Special Statement
Statement as of 8:21 PM CST on December 22, 2014

...Wintry precipitation expected tonight and Tuesday...

A complex storm system will continue to affect Wisconsin tonight and Tuesday. At 805 PM...snow was falling across most of the area. The snow had yet to reach far northwest Vilas County. Slightly warmer temperatures across east-central Wisconsin were resulting in mainly rain from the Fox the Lakeshore.

The band of precipitation that was over the area this evening will edge slowly north and weaken overnight. Precipitation should continue to fall as snow across north-Central...Northeast...and most of central Wisconsin. Temperatures in these areas were near freezing...but the snow will fall hard enough to result in at least a slushy accumulation on roads and sidewalks...and slippery travel conditions.

The precipitation over the Fox Valley and Lakeshore will remain primarily rain...and the rain will probably expand a little farther northwest overnight...eventually reaching a line from near Sturgeon Bay.

A new band of heavier precipitation will begin to surge north into the area toward daybreak. Cooling with this band of precipitation could result in a brief change back to snow in the Green Bay and Appleton areas for the morning commute. Although there is considerable uncertainty over whether or not this will occur...if it does...a burst of fairly heavy snow could coat the roads with slush and hamper the morning commute. Anyone in the Green Bay and Appleton areas should be prepared for the possibility of encountering slippery roads Tuesday morning.

The band of precipitation will push across the rest of the area by late Tuesday morning...and then linger into the afternoon. The heaviest snows in central through northeast Wisconsin are expected to occur with this travel in these areas is likely to be hazardous much of the day Tuesday.

Anyone traveling across central or northern Wisconsin tonight or Tuesday should be prepared to encounter slick roads. Allow extra time to reach your destination.


303 PM CST Mon Dec 22 2014

...Snow developing tonight and continuing into Tuesday...

A slow moving storm system will bring a period of snow to areas northwest of a line from Marshfield to Shawano to Iron Mountain. 3 to 6 inches of snow accumulation is expected from tonight into Tuesday with the best accumulation period Tuesday morning. The snow may be mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected to develop. Motorists and pedestrians should be prepared to encounter slippery roads and sidewalks...and use extra caution.

Local Storm Report

12/22/2014 0721 am

Winchester, Vilas County.

Snow m5.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.

Still snowing.

12/21/2014 1155 PM

Lac Du Flambeau, Vilas County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by public.

Report forwarded by wjfw Rhinelander

12/21/2014 1155 PM

Arbor Vitae, Vilas County.

Snow m2.3 inch, reported by public.

Report forwarded by wjfw Rhinelander

12/21/2014 1155 PM

Land O Lakes, Vilas County.

Snow m2.0 inch, reported by public.

Report forwarded by wjfw Rhinelander