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Let it Snow!

Forecast Updated at 11:00 PM Saturday

The forecast should remain quiet and cloudy through the morning with possible fog and freezing drizzle. The drizzle we see tomorrow will turn to snowfall by early afternoon, ahead of overspreading milder air working ahead of a storm system brewing to our south and west. It looks like parts of northern and central Wisconsin will see snowfall amounts from about 1" to slightly more than 2" in spots by Monday morning. Don't think that we're done with the snowfall by Monday afternoon though, we're just getting started with the winter weather! The storm system will begin to impact us head on by Monday afternoon, producing the heaviest amounts of snow into the evening and overnight into Tuesday.

For now it looks like models are painting about 2-4" of snow during throughout Monday afternoon and evening, but periods of sleet could eat into those snow totals. Wrap-around moisture from the storm will put light snow into the forecast through Tuesday and into Wednesday. Winds mixing down from the backside of the storm will be very gusty by Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day. Perhaps Santa should hitch a ride on the jetstream.

Be Careful on the Roads!
Meteorologist Matt Brooks

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for freezing drizzle by morning.
Temps: 22 to 26
Winds: South 3-8 mph
Wind Chill: 15 to 25

Sunday: Freezing drizzle possible before the afternoon, followed by light snowfall for the rest of the day. New snow accumulations of 1-2" likely by early Monday morning.
Temps: 29 to 32
Winds: South-Southeast 5-10 mph
Wind Chill: 20 to 25

Sunday Night: A chance for snow with brief periods of freezing drizzle and sleet possible. New accumulations less than 1".
Temps: 27 to 30
Winds: South-Southeast 5-10

Monday: Snow likely throughout the day picking up in intensity by late afternoon and evening. 2-4" of snow possible.
Temps: 30 to 34
Winds: South-southeast 5-15 mph
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Related weather notes...

If you would like a Meteorologist to speak to your group or class contact:

Matt Benz mbenz@wjfw.com

or call the Weather Center at: 715-365-8812



Matt Benz
Chief Meteorologist
mbenz@wjfw.com

Matt joined WJFW back in February of 2008 as the Weekend Meteorologist. He was promoted to Morning Meteorologist in May of 2008 and has been Chief Meteorologist since September of 2010.

Matt graduated in May of 2007 from the University of North Dakota with B.S. degrees in Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Geography. During his years in North Dakota, Matt was involved with several campus weather and news shows, including Prairie Weather Update, River Watch, UND Weather Update and Studio One, in which he worked as a forecaster, producer, anchor and feature reporter.

Matt grew up in Eden Prairie, a suburb of the Twin Cities, but he's a cheesehead at heart and has the Packer jerseys to prove it! He's considered the Northwoods his second home since childhood; his familys roots are from all across the Northwoods and Central Wisconsin. In fact, his grandparents are Weather Watchers for the evening shows on Newswatch 12!

Believe it or not, Matt looks on his move to the Northwoods as if it were a move to the tropics, since the winters in North Dakota can be extremely cold and long, but they're always exciting!

While living in Grand Forks, Matt honed his forecasting skills by studying a wide range of weather conditions, including frequent blizzards, record-setting cold of -43F (-70 with the wind chill) and snirt (combination of snow & dirt)!

Matt enjoys fishing and hunting during the summer and fall and skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing when the snow rolls in. He looks forward to living in the Northwoods and exploring what Northern Wisconsin has to offer!



Melissa Constanzer
Morning Meteorologist/Reporter
mconstanzer@wjfw.com

Melissa Constanzer joined the WJFW team as the weekend meteorologist in October of 2012. This is Melissas first time in the Great Lakes region.

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Melissa always was fascinated by the weather that surrounded her. As she got older, she noticed how weather impacts everyones life each day and decided to attend The Pennsylvania State University and major in Meteorology.

During her time at Penn State, Melissa absorbed as much as she could about the weather. She took extra classes, such as advanced weather forecasting and a graduate level tropical meteorology class, augmenting her meteorology degree.

In addition to her course work, Melissa was also involved in several clubs while at Penn State. She did frequent video productions for the Campus Weather Service and was also invited to be a student on-camera forecaster for Weather World, which airs each weeknight across Pennsylvania. Melissa was the Community Outreach Chair for Penn States AMS chapter. She loved being able to organize community events, such as elementary school visits, during which she got to teach kids about the weather.

Melissa also spent a summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she interned under the chief meteorologist at WMGM NBC-40. The following summer, she worked as the weekend evening meteorologist at WBRE, NBCs Wilkes-Barre affiliate.

When she is not studying the weather, Melissa enjoys spending time outside. Her favorite pastimes include running, downhill skiing, and swimming, in addition to spending time with family and friends.



Matt Brooks
Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter
mbrooks@wjfw.com

Matt Brooks joined WJFW in January 2014 as the Weekend Meteorologist and couldn't be happier to start his career in the Northwoods.

Matt is no stranger to the snow, having been born and raised in Northern Lower Michigan in the city of Cheboygan. His interest in weather began by forecasting snowfall amounts as a 6th grader after several intense winter storms. Although winter weather piqued his interest, his growing fascination for all weather continued through his high school years

In 2009, Matt started studying Meteorology at Central Michigan University where he was a member of the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. During the summer of 2012, Matt completed an internship at WPBN TV 7&4 in Traverse City under the supervision of the morning meteorologist.

When Matt returned to Central Michigan University the following fall, he was selected to be a weather anchor on the community news program News Central 34, which aired live in three counties. In May of 2013, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in meteorology and a minor in mathematics.

Matt enjoys watching films, reading, and spending time practicing guitar. If you happen to see Matt out and about, don't hesitate to say hello and ask about the weather!




Ski and Board Report


Rhinelander
26F

Antigo
26F

Arbor Vitae
29F

Arbor Vitae Area
29F

Crandon
23F

Eagle River
26F

Lac Du Flambeau
29F

Merrill
28F

Lakeland Area
29F

Minocqua
29F

The Northwoods
29F

Schofield
28F

St. Germain
26F

Tomahawk
27F

Wausau
28F

Westfield
28F

Woodruff
29F






  • Average High Today: 24
  • Average Low Today: 6
  • Record High: 49/1967
  • Record Low: -26/1989
  • Sunrise Today: 7:35 AM
  • Sunset Today: 4:16 PM
  • Sunrise Tomorrow: 7:36 AM
  • Sunset Tomorrow: 4:16 PM
  • December Liquid Precip: 0.69 inch
  • 2014 Precip: 40.29 inches
  • December Snowfall: 5.6 inches
  • Snow Depth: 5 inches
  • 2014-2015 Snow Total: 40.7 inches
  • Record Snowfall: 7.3 inches/2010