latest models showing up to an inch or so in portions of central or even southern WI into early tomorrow AM. Could be similar to the light snow we saw earlier this week. Little to nothing across northern WI (away from the snow belt).
the most active day we've had across the region in awhile. Severe thunderstorms possible across Iowa as storms currently in Nebraska shift east tonight. Still think it will be a near miss for Wisconsin on the strong/severe threat. Will keep an eye on far southern WI tonight anyway. For WI overall it's really the snow/rain activity coming from the west that will slide through tonight. An additional inch or two of snow could fall as far south as southern WI by early Friday morning.
Will be working through over the next few hours. Severe weather not expected with this round however cannot rule out small hail.
Good Morning! Rain & storms will arrive during the mid-day hours and hang with us throughout the evening. Broken line of tstorms currently moving into Iowa. We're next in line.
Snowing pretty good in spots around southern WI. 2.2" in Oshkosh so thinking about up to 3" based on that one single report I have. This morning snow will gradually end or turn to rain as the system slides east.
I discovered that the 1993-1998 files have several data issues while building the severe weather database today. I have another source I can pull from but requires so much more work. Frustrating.
It will narrow and intensify over central into northeast WI. The forecast for a strip of 0.4-0.7" is on target and will be found associated with this feature. No other concerns at this stage. Have a great day!
This afternoon I've decided to finish a really interesting teleconnection project I started a couple weeks ago. I plan to finish the storm events db by Friday. I want to share all the work that goes into producing the storm events db in video log format. Very technical. It's a beast but think it will be fun to share the data science side.
Based on latest trends made some big changes. Please see latest blog post for more info!
in the mid-upper 30s, near 40F southwest. Pretty warm to start. As the band of snow/mix passes through probably won't have much impact. A few locations reporting rain.
Adding a new yearly payment option is top priority. April 10 case study. Teleconnection research continued. Have a great week!
Account access will be restricted temporarily between 10:15 & 10:30 AM today as I push an update through. Thank you!
Pushed an update tonight that removed weekly forecasts. I'm reverting to the blog and video forecasts for that. Monthly forecasts will stay as is.
perhaps one of the biggest model shifts I've seen in the final 72hrs. Even that 1-3" in southeast WI will be a struggle (see image).
I know I haven't been communicating really at all lately with all the projects going on, slow weather, distractions and that will change. I have a new communication strategy. Going to rename "Storm Updates" to "Latest Updates" and open it up to more than just real-time updates. Good news is the Storm Events system now has an identical audience targeting system as the recently deployed abovementioned latest updates tool. They are basically the same thing to you. To me two different systems, two different creative packages, two different notification styles merging into one communication stream. I've always worried about over communicating. But this feels like our bread and butter.
Made a big change today. Storm event text and maps are now always public/free. I've had internal conflict for a long time, worried about which forecast info was free and what was member only. Now it's all free and I can get the communication flowing to social media without feeling guilty. Felt afraid to say too much. I don't feel as though I'm removing value. In the past the free blog served this function but we've evolved beyond that. Thought pay walling the storm events was the answer but it is not. I have a plan to do more member only stories, approach the whole thing differently.
9.56 pushed live an hour ago. Working day and night since Wednesday on several things with several updates. Touched/Improved almost every page in the last month and feel it coming together. Very happy with where we stand today but exhausted. Schedule is totally messed up. Need to start producing more forecasts and content. I've enjoyed working in the moment as things come up within this slow weather pattern. Productive. I see a weakness or hole and I fix it immediately. Hammering things out quickly. In good shape going forward.
I've risked everything to be here.
weekly forecasts updated this afternoon! Watching models for 2/24-2/26 timeframe with potential storm. It's was too early to get a read based on today's runs.
snow continues as it has much of the day in southern WI. As much as 5.5" reported already in Evansville. The system is a bit disorganized with heavy snow in clusters here and there. It appears the heaviest snow came together slightly further south today. To the north a strong band is working into northwest WI that could drop and quick 1" or so. Snow will go through the rest of tonight ending in the early morning hours tomorrow. Be careful for slippery roads and travel tonight and tomorrow morning!
pushing south through eastern WI. Won't last long but during expect low visibilities. Could pick up a quick 0.5-1.0" also.
snow flying from the sky over southern and central WI atm with several trace amounts reported. Southeast WI looking at light snow up to about 6AM tomorrow morning. Mostly finished up north away from Lake Superior. Expecting 2-4" in the southeast.
down into the -30s across Minnesota, temps cooling quickly in northern WI. Warm spots in southern Wisconsin will fall quickly tonight. The cold front will reach the WI/IL border just after midnight
Beautiful freezing fog this morning!