Eau Claire, WI (WQOW) - Snow, heavy at times, will continue to affect western Wisconsin today, lasting until the late afternoon. Travel conditions will remain poor into this evening.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the entire area until 3 PM today for Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn Counties, as well as counties north and west of Eau Claire. Buffalo, Clark, Jackson, Taylor and Trempealeau Counties remain under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM. Travel is not advised due to poor traction and low visibility.
Stormtracker 18 Weather meteorologists say the snow will continue into this afternoon, gradually winding down by the late afternoon. Overall snow totals of 4 to 7 inches are expected. Roads will remain snow-covered and slippery for the evening commute and much of tonight.
Since the first flakes started falling last autumn, Eau Claire has received 47.8 inches of snow. The season average is 46.8 inches. Snow depths range from 15 to 25 inches in the region. With the consistent cold weather this winter, most of the snow that has fallen this season is still on the ground, compressed because of settling.
Please stay tuned to WQOW News 18 for the latest weather information, including conditions, radar and the updated forecast. The WQOW.com weather page and our FREE WQOW weather app are great resources to get information on the fly!
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