Ever Use the Winter Monitor?

The NWS La Crosse has developed a page where you can gather information pertinent to planning and preparing for inclement winter weather: the Winter Monitor. Many of you have used the page in the past, but some of you have not. Now is the time to try it out, take it for a "test spin", and discover how useful it can be when those harsh winter storms move in.

Highlights:

  • Maps of snowfall and ice - what is expected and has occurred
  • Forecasts, including any Watches/Warnings/Advisories
  • Latest snowfall totals
  • Wind chill (calculate your own!)
  • Links to road conditions
  • Local webcams

New this year:

  • Probability of precipitation type: this is an experimental tabular product that displays the chance and amount of expected winter precipitation types for a specific time. For more details on how to use/read this product, and how it can be of value to you, consult the probability of precipitation type key . Let us know what you think about this new product.
  • Probabilistic snowfall/ice forecast: these graphical products (produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center) display the chances of snow or freezing rain by amount and time.


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