By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for several central Wisconsin counties, including Wood, Marathon, and Portage. The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Monday afternoon to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Six to 11 inches of snow is expected to fall across the region.
The most significant snowfall is expected between 4 p.m. and midnight, and “Snowfall rates could exceed one inch per hour during this time frame,” the warning said. Powerful eastern winds will also be present, combining with a large snowfall to create “near blizzard conditions” and “very difficult travel conditions.”
The warning added that “The snow could mix with or briefly turn to sleet.” The snow is expected to dissipate after midnight, the warning said, “but scattered snow showers and occasional freezing drizzle will continue through Tuesday.”
“If you must travel, keep a flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest Wisconsin road conditions can be obtained by calling 511,” the warning said.