Sawyer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 10:49 PM CDT on April 15, 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 am Wednesday to 10 am CDT Thursday...

* location...northwest Wisconsin...including the Highway 53 and Highway 2 corridors...and the Hayward lakes and Gogebic Range areas.

* Timing...snow will begin Wednesday morning and increase in intensity and coverage through the day Wednesday...eventually diminishing and moving out of the region early Thursday morning.

* Snow accumulations...10 to 15 inches of snow is possible. The heaviest amounts will likely extend from the Minong and Gordon areas northeastward to around Ironwood and Ashland.

* Winds/visibility...northeast winds 20 to 25 mph are expected with the strongest winds close to Lake Superior. Frequent gusts 30 to 40 mph are possible. Visibility will be less than one quarter of a mile at times during the heavier snow bands... and especially closer to Lake Superior with the combination of strong winds and blowing snow.

* Impacts...the heavy snow and high winds could bring down branches. Roads could become snow covered with low visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means the combination of strong winds and falling and blowing snow will cause dangerously low visibility and drifting snow. Snow and ice covered roads...and dangerous travel conditions can be expected. Delay travel if possible. If you must travel...use extreme caution and allow extra time to reach your destination. Be aware that you may become stranded and that it could take many hours for help to arrive. Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle... including a water. Let someone know your travel Route and expected arrival time and have a working cell phone in case you become stranded.

Record Report
Statement as of 08:49 am CDT on April 15, 2014

...Record low temperature set at International Falls MN...

A record low temperature of 5 degrees was set at International Falls MN today. This breaks the old record of 12 set in 1962.