Winter weather continues to hammer Wisconsin
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Police Department announced another National Weather Service advisory. This time warning of even colder temperatures and continued snow.
“Winter storm warning in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. CST Monday,” read the National Weather Service report shared by the police department. “Travel could be very difficult.”
Portage County and neighboring areas are anticipated to see up to 10 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Snow is expected to move into the area Sunday evening and continue into Monday evening. Locals should prepare for temperatures to drop to around 35 degrees below.
The report warns, “even colder air is forecasted for the middle of next week. This event will be colder than what we experienced so far this weekend. Be sure to prepare and dress appropriately for the cold temperatures.”
Local police are informing residents of the dangers of cold weather via social media, urging citizens to take precautions when traveling. They advise bundling up in hats, gloves and winter gear.
“If you must Travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the announcement read.
The National Weather Service recommends commuters drive slow, keep extra distance between vehicles and allow for extra travel time during the frigid conditions.
For more info on the advisory from the National Weather Service visit https://www.weather.gov/grb/activewinter_2019.
To read the Stevens Point Police Department announcement visit www.facebook.com/StevensPointPD/.