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Groundhog Day brings more clouds and light snow

CREATED Feb 1, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Light snow will fall overnight in Milwaukee and with clouds sticking around Saturday morning from an Alberta Clipper low pressure system.

Odds are that local groundhogs will not see their shadows and spring weather is coming soon. Another weak Clipper moves through tonight and we could see another inch of snow. Any snow will be the light, fluffy variety as temperatures stay cold all weekend with high temperatures in the teens and low temperatures in the single digits.

Warmer air returns to Milwaukee by Tuesday of next week.

On this date back in 2011 we were in the middle of a huge blizzard with very heavy snowfalls and very strong winds. The Groundhog’s Day blizzard actually started late on Jan. 1 and continued at times through Feb. 1 and ended on Feb. 2.

Three day snowfall totals across southeast Wisconsin ranged from around 25 inches in Racine and Kenosha, between 18 and 20 inches in Milwaukee County, and between five and 15 inches everywhere else. The nearly 20 inches that hit Mitchell International Airport broke the daily record for Feb. 2, and was the fifth largest 24 hour and 48 hour snowfalls in Milwaukee’s history.

Winds during this event were between 20 and 40 miles per hour sustained at times with gusts to 60 miles per hour.