Storm Effects Unchanged Here, But Growing More Impressive to Our NorthwestDecember 18th, 2012 at 5:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Storm effects remain unchanged here, but storm system’s snow & wind to our northwest looks more & more impressive. It appears 14-19″ of snowfall & wind gusts to 60 mph are a good bet in the southeast part of Wisconsin with gusts to 55 mph in Iowa & up to 12″ of snow.
Snow in Kansas will reach 8″, but gusts of 60-65 mph will be possible.
Big chunks of 5 states will likely reach blizzard status Wednesday-Thursday before surface low reaches its greatest strength in northeastern Illinois to southwestern Michigan. It may not reach bomb status, but will certainly undergo an additional rapid re-strengthening as it pivots just northwest of our viewing area Thursday.