Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Storm Warning: Madison, WI - SAT/SUN - Heavy Accum/Severe | NWS/NBC15

Local Weather Alert - MADTOWN, WI

Winter Storm Warning for Dane CO, WI

From 6:00 PM CST, Sat., Dec 21, 2013 until 6:00 PM CST, Sun., Dec 22, 2013

SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA VERY QUICKLY EARLY SATURDAY EVENING... THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST LATER SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES... ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE MIDNIGHT TO 8 AM

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. 


Other affected areas: 


Marquette, WI;  Green Lake, WI;  Fond Du Lac, WI;  Sheboygan, WI;  Sauk, WI;  Columbia, WI;  Dodge, WI;  Washington, WI;  Ozaukee, WI;  Iowa, WI;  Dane, WI;  Jefferson, WI;  Waukesha, WI;  Milwaukee, WI;  Lafayette, WI;  Green, WI;  Rock, WI;  Walworth, WI;  Racine, WI;  Kenosha, WI

Issued by The National Weather Service
Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 9:59 PM CST

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY.
* IMPACTS... EXPECT HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH RAPID ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES... MAKING IT HARD FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP AREA ROADWAYS PASSABLE... ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT SATURDAY IN TO SUNDAY MORNING.
* SNOW... SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY WITH A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW LIKELY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS FROM DARLINGTON TO JANESVILLE... NORTHEAST TO SHEBOYGAN AND PORT WASHINGTON. THE MADISON METRO AREA IS IN THE HEART OF THIS HEAVY SNOW AXIS. THE EXPECTED AXIS OF HEAVIEST SNOW COULD STILL CHANGE SO KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS.
* TIMING... SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA VERY QUICKLY EARLY SATURDAY EVENING... THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST LATER SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES... ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE MIDNIGHT TO 8 AM TIME FRAME.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...
.ANY LINGERING PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL END OVERNIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE REGION. THEN A QUIET PERIOD OF WEATHER RETURNS FOR MOST OF SATURDAY.
A WINTER STORM IS STILL ON TRACK TO HIT THE AREA WITH HEAVY SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY AS IT SHIFTS NORTHEAST FROM ARKANSAS TO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE LOW WILL BRING AMPLE AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE INTO THE AREA AND LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH SOME AREAS POSSIBLY GETTING MORE.
WE WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FAR SOUTHEAST AS THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR WARMER AIR TO BRIEFLY SNEAK INTO THAT AREA... BRINGING A WINTRY MIX FOR A TIME SATURDAY EVENING. THIS IS BY NO MEANS A CERTAINTY... BUT WOULD RESULT IN SOME LOWER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THERE.


Winter Storm Warning: Issued by The National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI - Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 9:59 PM CST 

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Winter Storms: Before the Storm

Though winter storms can be difficult to predict far in advance, it is possible to know when they are most likely to occur, to give yourself and your family adequate time to prepare for severe winter weather.
When a winter storm hits, you want to have the following ready:
  • The ability to get weather forecasts and storm updates as they are released.
  • Emergency supplies to keep you and your family warm and safe during a storm.
  • Home preparations, including for your pipes, roof and indoor comfort.
  • Car preparations, including antifreeze and ice removal equipment.
Weather Forecasts
You'll want to be able to receive all of the latest weather updates during a winter storm, which means you'll need more than one reliable source of weather information. We recommend the following:
  • Sign up for The Weather Channel Alerts for your mobile phone and/or email. Receive all our alerts by signing up here.
  • Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio, which broadcasts all of the latest weather updates as well as winter storm watches and warnings for your area. Learn more at the NOAA Weather Radio site.
  • Make sure you have fresh batteries for your radio(s), in case your home loses power for an extended period of time.
  • Learn the difference between a winter storm watch and warning.
Emergency Supplies
If you know a winter storm will arrive in your area soon, make sure you have the following ready, especially in the case of a severe winter storm:
  • Firewood, if you have a fireplace.
  • Food that is non-perishable, if you lose power.
  • Emergency equipment such as generators and flashlights, tested and ready for use.
  • Water for drinking and cooking, collected in bottles in case your pipes freeze.
  • Make sure to charge your mobile phone, laptop and other mobile device batteries.
Family Preparedness Plan
Develop a disaster preparedness plan for your family that includes the following:
  • Plan on a place to go when a winter storm warning is issued, depending on where you are ”“ at home, school, work, or if you're outdoors or in your car.
  • Plan for a friend or relative you've designated as your point of contact if you are separated from your family during a severe winter storm.
  • Place where family members can meet if you're separated in a storm.
Prepare Your Home
  • Make sure your home's attic and walls are properly insulated.
  • Let your faucets to drip to prevent freezing water from causing pipes to burst.
  • Make sure your pipes are properly insulated and leave cabinet doors open around pipes to ensure they receive warmth from the air flowing through your home. Learn more about taking care of pipes here.
  • Apply weather stripping to exterior-facing windows and doors, and put storm windows in place as needed.
  • Set up emergency heating equipment, such as a fireplace with wood or coal and a camp stove with fuel.
  • Purchase space heaters as needed and learn how to use them safely ”“ keep space heaters away from furniture, drapes and all flammable objects, and never leave them turned on in a room where no one is present. Never drape wet clothes, gloves, hats or socks over a space heater to dry.
  • Learn how to shut off your home's water valves in the event that a pipe breaks.
Prepare Your Car
Avoid dangerous winter travel problems by taking a few simple precautions. When the season changes from fall to winter, remember to have the following maintenance service performed:
  • Check your car's radiator system and have it serviced as needed.
  • Check the antifreeze in your car, to make sure you have the right amount and mixture for winter.
  • Check your windshield wiper blades and replace your wiper washing fluid with one that's specifically for wintertime driving.
  • Check your tires for any worn-down areas or treads.
  • If you don't already have them, purchase jumper cables and store them in your car.
  • Purchase an ice removal tool and store it in your car, in case your windshield and windows become covered in ice.

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