Last batch of snow hits area before warmer, quieter weather moves in | Local weather

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What has been a snowy February continued Sunday in southern Wisconsin, with 2 to 5 inches of snow expected and a winter weather advisory in effect until noon.

The snow was ending from west to east Sunday morning, with the highest totals predicted for the southeast part of the state and increasing winds in the afternoon leading to some minor drifting of the new, powdery snow, the National Weather Service said.

Some snow totals around daybreak included 1.2 inches in Madison, 2.8 inches in Milwaukee, 3.3 inches in Janesville and 3 inches in Kenosha, according to the Weather Service.

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The high in Madison on Sunday should be near 23, with west winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

After an overnight low around 1, Monday should be sunny, with a high near 19 and north winds around 5 mph producing wind chill values of zero to 10 below.

The Weather Service said the rest of the week should mostly be quiet, with just a 20 percent chance for snow on Thursday before 1 p.m., rain and snow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and snow after 4 p.m.

Skies over Madison should be mostly cloudy Tuesday, mostly sunny Wednesday, partly sunny Thursday, and mostly sunny Friday and Saturday, with highs near 29, 40, 35, 23 and 30, and lows Monday night through Friday night around 6, 19, 27, 11 and 10.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Star Derry forecasts light snow ending Sunday morning, then quiet weather through next weekend, with just some snow possible north of Madison on Friday and light rain on Sunday.

Derry said skies over Madison should be cloudy turning sunny after noon Sunday, sunny with increasing clouds Monday, partly sunny Tuesday, partly sunny to mostly cloudy Wednesday, partly sunny Thursday, sunny Friday, becoming mostly sunny. Saturday and cloudy next Sunday, with highs near 23, 21, 29, 39, 33, 23, 38 and 41, and overnight lows around 2, 7, 19, 28, 14, 8, 28 and 18.

Saturday’s high in Madison was 16 at 4:01 p.m., 14 degrees below the normal high and 38 degrees below the record high of 54 for Feb. 10, set in 2009.

Saturday’s low in Madison was 5 at 12:14 a.m., 9 degrees below the normal low and 30 degrees above the record low of 25 below for Feb. 10, set in 1899.

Officially, a trace of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Sunday, putting Madison’s final February total at 0.74 inches, 0.29 inches above normal. The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) stayed at 3.15 inches, 0.27 inches below normal. The 2018 precipitation total stayed at 2.42 inches, 0.74 inches above normal.

Madison’s record precipitation for Feb. 10 is 0.65 inches in 2013.

Officially, a trace of snow was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Saturday, keeping Madison’s February total at 11.6 inches, 7.6 inches above normal. For meteorological winter, Madison has received 25.5 inches, 4.9 inches below normal. For the snow season (since July 1), Madison has received 25.8 inches, 8.7 inches below normal.

Madison’s record snowfall for Feb. 10 is 6.1 inches in 1959.

2018-02-11 14:40:00

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