It is March 4, and here in southern Wisconsin we’re getting ready for another major winter storm. There was a big snowstorm last week that dropped upwards of 10-15 inches of heavy wet snow in southeastern WI along Lake Michigan, on the cities of Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine. In Milwaukee and Racine counties alone there are more than 1.1 million people, according to recent U.S. census records. That equates to a lot of cars stuck on streets and freeways when heavy snow hits.
While the storm track for last week’s storm was south of Wisconsin, what approaches now is expected to make for shoveling and snow blowing in western and central WI. Here is an image from the National Weather Service office in La Crosse, showing advisories and warnings (winter storm warning in dark pink, across much of Minnesota and western Wisconsin).
We are technically 16 days from the first day of spring, March 20. Anyone that has not experienced WI (or for that matter upper Midwest) winters may wonder if heavy snow in March is unusual for this area. Continue reading “National Weather Service: Major Snowstorm to Impact Wisconsin March 5”