Ice, Ice, Baby…The Winds Have Died Down a Bit, Leaving Bitter Cold. And It’s Not Even Winter. Officially…

Above was Saturday night…

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Well, it is Tuesday.

It is presently five degrees here in Mad City, but it feels like six below. This is definitely “stay home and drink tea or soup and cuddle up under flannel sheets and down comforters unless you really, really have to go out” weather.

The chilling winds have left Madison’s streets and sidewalks slippery with ice, if not snow. There seems a marked absence of salted sidewalks though. Unfortunately six people have lost their lives in the storm and in the immediate aftermath.

Current weather report from WKOW 27:

Another round of light snow is expected from Wednesday night into Thursday, with minor snow accumulations possible. The snow could start in far southwestern Wisconsin by late Wednesday afternoon, and will slowly spread eastward overnight. (starting after midnight for most in south central Wisconsin and not until daybreak in southeast Wisconsin)

Since it will still be quite cold, with temperatures from the teens to the lower 20s while it’s snowing, (and cold air can’t hold as much moisture) this will be a really light and fluffy snow. 1 to 3 inches of snow will be possible west of Madison Wednesday night, with another 1 to 2 inches possible across southern Wisconsin on Thursday. The snow will diminish as it heads eastward, so southeastern Wisconsin will see the lowest amounts, likely less than one inch, with about 1 to 2 inches in Madison and up to 2-4 inches in southwestern Wisconsin. The snow will taper off Thursday afternoon, followed by quiet conditions through the weekend.

~ by blksista on December 14, 2010.

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