The National Weather Service is predicting around a foot of snow for Northwest Wisconsin, with snowfall beginning Tuesday evening and continuing to midday Wednesday, Nov. 27, for Barron County area. Southern portions of the state are expected to see rain or light snow.
The NWS says the Barron County area will see 8–13 inches of snow, with most of it falling during the overnight hours. Wednesday morning, winds are expected to be around 24 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph.
ReadyWisconsin is encouraging anyone traveling this holiday season to make sure they are watching the weather and accounting for it in their planning.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department encouraged travelers to adjust their schedules and stay off the roads during the snowstorm and allow room for snowplow crews to clear the roads.
If you are traveling, watch the forecast and check with 511 Wisconsin for the latest traffic and road conditions. This information, along with live traffic cameras and traffic alerts, can be accessed through a free mobile app or the mobile-friendly site http://www.511wi.gov.
For anyone traveling this holiday season, whether it be to a holiday party or for the ongoing deer hunting season, pack an emergency kit in your vehicle to help you stay safe in the event of a vehicle breakdown or if you get stuck in bad weather. Kits should include non-perishable foods, flashlight, extra hats, gloves and blankets. Make sure to also travel with fresh water.