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Hazardous Travel & Winter Impacts Continue Today

No major changes to our forecast this morning. Continued hazardous travel and risk for power outages today. Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm this evening. Additional warnings and/or advisories are expected to be issued for additional hazards after 7:00pm this evening.

No major changes to our forecast this morning. Continued hazardous travel and risk for power outages today.


Additional snow accumulations of 2-6 inches of synoptic and lake effect snow today. Significant blowing and drifting snow will cause snow drifts in excess of several feet in some places and will significantly reduce visibility.


Continued risk for power outages today as strong winds and heavy snow continue to put strain on trees and power lines.


WMIWX Storm Chasers hope to get back out into the field today to provide updates on conditions but if things are as bad as they were yesterday, and they likely will be - if not worse, then those will prove to be very short-lived.


 

Previous Discussion (Issued at 7:20pm EST 01/12/2023):

Major travel impacts and hazardous conditions continue through the remainder of the evening and through the overnight hours. Some areas may see a brief lull in the snow/wind tonight as the "eye" of the storm passes over the state. Conditions will reintensify shortly after dawn leading to continued travel impacts! Continue to avoid travel if possible!


Northbound US-131 was a slushy/icy "two-track" road earlier this evening.


Storm Prediction Center has just issued a Mesoscale Discussion detailing the continued potential for heavy snow with high snowfall rates perhaps reaching 2 inches per hour through the remainder of the evening! Very high impacts to travel and visibility are a big concern with this!


Winter Storm Warnings have been extended through 7:00pm tomorrow in anticipation of the continued very dangerous travel, significant blowing and drifting snow and resulting near blizzard-like conditions, risk for power outages, and additional snow accumulation from heavy lake-effect snow showers. Travel is again not recommended on Saturday if it can be avoided!


We'll attempt to provide additional live updates from the field tomorrow morning near our headquarters but we have called off our "Snow Chase" for the evening because of the very dangerous travel and the increasing number of slide-offs we were seeing.


Please send us your storm reports by visiting our Storm Reports page here! We forward all reports to the National Weather Service office that is most appropriate based on your location!

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