Friday December 7th, 2012

Greetings and welcome!

The snow outlook is still a positive one. We are probably in for an inch or two tonight (30%) and the Sunday storm is still on track to be a 3-6+ inch snowfall.

The NWS forecast discussion lent a lot of encouragement. They were even talking about thunder snow and 1-2 inches per hour NW of here. There are already winter storm watches for the NW 1/3 of the state. I would expect those to spread east tonight or tomorrow.

The NWS does have a hazardous weather outlook posted for our area. They discuss the possibility of a 6+ snow, but also mention some uncertainty.

The HPC still has the storm outside of the reach of their specific models for the next 3 days. Their QPF suggests a 3-6″ snowfall.

The GFS is showing three 3 hour frames that could bring 1-3 each, and maybe an inch on either side.

The NAM North American Model is showing two 3 hour frames with a shot at 3-6, with a frame of 1-3 on each side. That is the most generous of the models and forecasts. Naturally I like that one with a low end of 6-8″.

The noon news weather out of Green Bay was looking for an inch or less tonight. Sunday’s storm they have for 3-6 around here and 6+ up in the snow belt north and west of about Rhinelander.

Those are the latest guesses. Have a good Friday and thank you for visiting!