More snow heading into another cold blast this weekend

More snow heading into another cold blast this weekend

More snow is headed to southern Wisconsin ahead of another bitter cold spell this weekend, but better weather isn’t far away, according to the National Weather Service.

The most recent wind chill advisory for the area expired at 9 a.m. Wednesday and a 4 was at Dane County Regional Airport at 9:53 a.m., with a wind chill of 16 degrees below, the weather service reported.


Wednesday’s high should be near 13 under partly sunny skies, with west winds around 10 mph producing wind chills of 5 to 15 below.

There is a 20% chance of snow overnight between midnight and 2am, when the low should remain just above zero with light winds.

After Thursday’s high near 12 under partly sunny skies, the brisk system could drop as much as 1 inch in southwestern Wisconsin and 2 inches across much of southern Wisconsin, with 3 inches possible in Milwaukee and 4 inches in Kenosha, according to Meteorological. He said.

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Snow totals expected through the end of Friday, NWS Image 1-17-24


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It is expected to be less than half an inch in Madison.

Cold wind chills may return Friday night into Saturday morning and again from Saturday night into Sunday morning, with lows around 5 below and 6 below and plenty of sunshine and highs near 12 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday.

The Meteorological Authority said that this will be the end of the extreme cold, as the low temperatures on Sunday night and Monday night will be around 15 and 31, and the highs on Monday and Tuesday will be around 33 and 37.

This will enable the salt to work and plow drivers will finally begin clearing the snow and ice accumulated on many roads.


When will Madison's streets be cleared?

There is a 20% chance of snow Monday morning, a 20% chance of rain and snow Monday, and a 50% chance of rain Monday and Tuesday night.

The highest temperature recorded in Madison on Tuesday was 2 degrees at 4:03 p.m., which is 25 degrees below normal and 50 degrees below the record high of 52 degrees recorded on January 16, 1933.

Tuesday’s low in Madison was just under 9 degrees at 8:06 a.m., 20 degrees below the normal low and 19 degrees above the record low of 28 degrees on Jan. 16, set in 1979.


This wintry blast ended a remarkable streak of warmer than normal weather in the Madison area

No precipitation was recorded at Dane County Regional Airport on Wednesday, leaving Madison’s total for January and 2024 at 1.37 inches, 0.63 inches above normal. Total winter (December to February) precipitation (rain plus sleet) remained at 3.03 inches, 0.66 inches above normal.

Madison’s record rainfall on January 16 was 0.8 inches, set in 1870.


How much snow did it fall in Madison and other parts of Wisconsin?

With no snow Tuesday, Madison’s snow total for January and 2024 remained at 20.9 inches, 14.4 inches above normal. For winter meteorology, Madison received 25.9 inches, 7.4 inches above normal. For the snow season (since July 1), Madison received 28.5 inches, 6.4 inches above normal.

Madison’s record snowfall on January 16 is 6.6 inches, set in 1994.

Madison’s official snow depth is 10 inches.

Officially, Madison began last week with 9.9 inches of the snow season (since July 1) and ended with 28.4 inches, according to the weather service.

The airport recorded a trace of snow on Monday, 5.7 inches on Tuesday, 1.1 inches on Wednesday, 1.2 inches on Thursday, 8.6 inches on Friday, and 1.9 inches on Saturday.

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