...BLIZZARD WARNING EXPANDED EASTWARD TO INCLUDE THE TWIN CITIES
METRO AND WESTERN WISCONSIN...
...SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED FOR
SEVERAL HOURS WITH WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH...
.Widespread precipitation will develop late this afternoon and
transition to heavy snow from northwest to southeast this evening.
The snow could be very heavy at times with hourly rates of 1 to
2.5 inches per hour. Strong north winds will develop with the
heavy snow to produce whiteout conditions over a wide swath from
west central and southwest Minnesota to west central Wisconsin.
The worst conditions are expected between 9 PM and 4 AM, with
snow and strong winds tapering off toward early Saturday morning.
Total snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 inches from west
central and southwest Minnesota to west central Wisconsin, with 2
to 5 inches north of Glenwood and St Cloud, and along I-90.
Locally higher amounts are possible if snowfall rates exceed 2
inches per hour.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect for a large area from west central
and southwest Minnesota to west central Wisconsin. A Winter Storm
Warning remains in effect north and south of the Blizzard Warning.
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CDT
* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
5 to 10 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible. Winds
gusting as high as 50 mph.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central and south central
Minnesota and northwest and west central Wisconsin.
* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 7 AM CDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Widespread blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could
bring down tree branches.
Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must
travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,
stay with your vehicle.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Road conditions can also be found
at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.
William Henry Sharp, 90, of Rice Lake, WI, died Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
He was born on October 13, 1932, in Denver Township, Michigan to Ralph and Agnes Sharp. He told many stories of happy times spent with his parents and his two older brothers, Bob and Jack, on the farm. In elementary school he started playing baseball, igniting a lifelong love of the game. He met his sweetheart, Damaris, in high school and they got married just before his deployment overseas in 1953. He spent the next year primarily in Germany, and he spoke of that year as a challenging time full of interesting experiences, a turning point in his life between childhood and adulthood. He returned home to Michigan in December of 1954, and he and Damaris began family life in earnest. They moved to Wisconsin shortly after the birth of their eldest daughter, Debbie, who was soon followed by Mike, Cindy, and Penny. He attended Milwaukee School of Engineering on the GI Bill. They built a wonderful life together as a family, and they became strongly connected to the various communities in which they lived in as they moved around Wisconsin following his work as an engineer. In 1995, they fulfilled their dream of retiring to a lake house in Rice Lake, WI, and had so many happy memories there. They also made the most of their retirement by traveling with their fifth wheel down south escaping many winters and getting to spend time with Damaris’s brother Darrell and his wife Madeline in Arizona.
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