It's officially here! After hearing about Digital TV for the past several years, we here at NewsChannel 7 have flipped the switch to a completely digital broadcast. That means that more folks than ever will now be able to enjoy not only NewsChannel 7, but also our 24/7 Weather channel. If you're tuning in for the first time to us on 7-3 or on Charter 968, we've got you covered with weather coverage locally and nationally, along with frequent live looks at our Titan Radar. So whether it's monitoring the latest snow storm invading the area or the threat for severe storms in the warm weather months, you can always keep up to date on what's happening outside. As I've mentioned in the past here on the blog, we do frequent updates on 24/7 when there is inclement weather in the near future or already happening. This winter we have done numerous live cut-ins and the same will hold true with severe t-storms and tornadoes in the coming months.
We have had quite the break from measurable snowfall in the Wisconsin River Valley as of late. After going gangbusters in December, the weather pattern shifted to a dry and very cold first month of 2009, followed by a mini-thaw in the beginning of this month. However, if you've been living here long enough, you know it is only a matter of time before the flakes fly again and we freshen up the snow on the ground. Our latest system is forecast to produce some snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. The toughest part about this storm has been how much snow would accumulate and where the heaviest snow band may set up. As of Monday afternoon, south central Wisconsin appeared to be in line for the most snow. However, the computer models continued to bounce around Monday night into Tuesday morning. It seems favorable that 2-4" will fall in most of the area through late Wednesday afternoon, with a 3-6" band of heavier snow setting up just north of Wausau to Rhinelander. So folks in Merrill, Tomahawk, Antigo, and maybe even Phillips may get more in the way of snow. This is going to likely be a narrow band of 20 to 40 miles where the highest amounts will fall, so if that strongest band shifts farther north or south, so too will the area that the most flakes pile up.
Enjoy DTV :-)
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