Feb 26, 2013
A band of heavy snow worked its way up from the plains into the Midwest on Tuesday that caused slippery travel for Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas. Racine and Kenosha areas have already received 5-7 inches.
Without doubt, this storm has been a big struggle for meteorologists for the past week. Two days ago it appeared Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin would receive a decent amount of snow, but yesterday the storm showed signs of weakening and missing the area completely. Last night the computer models shifted the storm more north for a second time prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to increase snow chances. The NWS out of Quad Cities had this to say about the storm:
"THE FACT THIS THIS STORM IS THIS FAST..AND THIS FAR NORTH IS AN INCREDIBLE DISCREPANCY FROM ALL
MODEL GUIDANCE EVEN 12 HOURS AGO IS FLAT OUT REMARKABLE."
The strong low pressure system worked its way north that provided an increase in strong winds and snow that brought low visibility for a time. During the Milwaukee rush hour, travel was a slow go and numerous accidents occurred across Southeast Wisconsin. The far southern sections of the state received 5 to 7 inches as of 7pm and more could fall by Wednesday morning.
Video of today's snow during the very late afternoon:
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