Vilas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Lake Effect Snow Advisory
Statement as of 3:24 PM CDT on October 30, 2014

...Lake effect Snow Advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to 11 am CDT Friday...

* timing...scattered rain showers will change to snow during the evening. Periods of snow showers will continue through Friday...though they should diminish by afternoon.

* Snow accumulations...total snow accumulations will range from around 4 inches in the snowbelt to an inch or two elsewhere.

* Other impacts...gusty north winds will generate some blowing and drifting of the snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake effect Snow Advisory Means Lake effect snow is likely to make travel difficult in some areas. The combination of snow and gusty winds will result in hazardous travel conditions. Since this is the first substantial winter-weather episode of the season...it may take some drivers a little time to readjust to driving in winter weather conditions. Please use extra caution if you plan to travel.

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:06 PM CDT on October 30, 2014

...A brief preview of wintry weather expected starting tonight...

An intense upper level disturbance will move southeast across the area tonight. Much colder air will surge into the area as the disturbance passes to the southeast early Friday morning. The sharply colder temperatures...combined with strong north winds... will make Friday a preview of the upcoming winter months.

Rain showers accompanying the disturbance will change to snow with the arrival of the colder air. Several inches of accumulation are possible in the Lake Superior snowbelt of far north central Wisconsin. Up to an inch of accumulation is possible across the rest of north central and far northeast Wisconsin...with little or no accumulation expected over the rest of the area. Travel across far northern Wisconsin could become hazardous late tonight and Friday.

Windy weather is expected on Friday...with the strongest winds occurring during the morning. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected across most of the area...with 40 to 50 mph gusts near the lake and Bay. Winds this strong can make driving high profile vehicles difficult and can blow around unsecured outdoor objects. If possible...move items such as lawn furniture and garbage cans into a garage or sheltered location before the strong winds begin. Most people will also want to find their winter coat...hat...and gloves or mittens before venturing outdoors Friday morning as wind chill readings are forecast to drop into the teens to lower 20s.

Winds are expected to begin to slowly diminish starting Friday afternoon. However...it will still be quite windy and very chilly for trick-or-treaters late Friday afternoon.

Winds will continue to diminish Friday night. Although temperatures Saturday will still be well below normal...a gradual moderation in temperatures will begin Sunday.