Probability of Precipitation Type Forecasts

Probability Of Precipitation Typeexperimental product depicting what precipitation types are more likely.

As we head into late Fall and Winter, precipitation can come in various forms: rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Forecasting precipitation type can be difficult as it depends on a number of factors.

To show our confidence in the precipitation type(s) we expect to occur, the NWS in La Crosse produces an experimental text product containing probabilities of each precipitation type.

  • Updated hourly!
  • Probabilities of precipitation types for the next 3 days
  • Covers portions of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwest into central Wisconsin
  • Detailed explanation

Note, you can also access the product through our Winter Monitor page.

We are looking for feedback on this product, which you can provide through our Submit a Report page.  Some examples of feedback would include:

  • Is it helpful?
  • Is it understandable?
  • Is there extra information you would like to see?

More information about forecasting precipitation types can be found here.

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