November 24th Snowfall with Satellite Images

...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW FELL EARLY MORNING ON NOVEMBER 24TH RESULTED IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND THE FIRST WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL...

LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW OVERNIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN RESULTED IN ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO AROUND 4 INCHES.  SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS NOTED THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL ACCIDENTS IN EACH COUNTY DUE TO SLIPPERY ROADS. THE LIGHTEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WERE NEAR THE ILLINOIS BORDER...AND THE GREATEST AMOUNT WAS A BAND OF AROUND 4 INCHES FROM PARDEVILLE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY NORTHEAST INTO FOND DU LAC COUNTY.  THERE WAS AN UNOFFICIAL REPORT OF 5 INCHES JUST NORTHWEST OF RIPON IN NORTHWESTERN FOND DU LAC COUNTY.

THERE WILL BE A BREAK IN THE PRECIPITATION DURING THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY...WITH SOME PARTIAL CLEARING SKIES POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN IN THE EVENING HOURS...AS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.

BELOW IS A SIMPLE GRAPHIC (HIGHLY SMOOTHED) SHOWING THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

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BELOW IS A PLOT OF THE ACTUAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS, IN INCHES, THROUGH ABOUT 6 TO 8 AM MONDAY MORNING. 

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BELOW IS A VISUAL SATELLITE PICTURE TAKEN AT 931 AM MONDAY MORNING.  NOTE THE NEW SNOWCOVER IN SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN...IN THE WAKE OF THE HIGHER CLOUDS WHICH HAVE MOVED TO EASTERN WISCONSIN. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PICK OUT THE DARKER RIVER VALLEYS WERE THERE ARE MORE TREES. ALSO...YOU CAN SEE SOME OLDER SNOW BACK IN IOWA...MINNESOTA..AND EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WHERE THERE ARE WHITE PATCHES.

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BELOW IS A MODIS TRUE COLOR IMAGE FROM CIMSS/SSEC AT THE UNIVSERSITY OF WISCONSIN TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 25TH AT 1125 AM.  AGAIN...NOTICE THE BRIGHT WHITE COLOR OVER SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN...THAT IS SNOW COVER. THE BRIGHT WHITE SHAPE OVER WESTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTY...WEST OF LAKE WINNEBAGO IS LAKE POYGAN ICED OVER.  ALSO NOTICE THE KETTLE MORAINE FROM WESTERN SHEBOYGAN/FAR EASTERN FOND DU LAC COUNTIES SOUTHWEST THROUGH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...WESTERN WAUKESHA...AND NORTHERN WALWORTH COUNTIES. THIS CAN BE NOTICED BY A SLIGHTLY DARKER LINE INDICATIVE OF THE SATELLITE SEEING SOME DARKER PIGMENTS FROM PINE TREES RELATIVE TO THE SURROUNDING SNOW COVER.  THE LIGHT GREY COLOR OVER SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN ARE CIRRUS CLOUDS (OR HIGH...THIN CLOUDS) AND THE CLOUDS OVER LAKE MICHIGAN ARE STRATUS CLOUDS ASSOCIATED WITH LAKE EFFECT PRECIPITATION.



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