Storm Will Leave Foot Of Snow In Northern Wisconsin


The snow is already flying in far northern Wisconsin; the big question is, when will it stop?

A winter storm will drop a foot of snow on parts of far northwestern Wisconsin through Thursday. National Weather Service warning meteorologist Carol Christenson’s charts have double digit numbers from Hayward to Cable to Ashland: “Yes, that’s a 10.6 and 11.3. You’re not seeing things. So this whole area, much of northwestern Wisconsin, is going to get a lot of snow.”

But that’s not going to stop the Governor’s Fishing Opener going ahead on the mostly ice-covered Lake Namakagon. There are some open areas, so Cable Chamber of Commerce director James Bolen says there will be fishing in his area – although they might need snowplows to get to the boat landings. “That was kind of our resiliency plan. We’ll figure out a way to get you out fishing whether it’s on hopefully safe ice.”

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Rising rivers near Lake Superior are another concern, but so far it looks like the new snow and late snowmelt will only cause minor flooding.