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Wind Advisory in effect from mid-morning until early evening


A strong surface low pressure system will track across northern Wisconsin and Lake Superior today.  As most observers of weather know, this isn't a typical track for February.  Generally, low pressure systems stay south of Wisconsin, putting us more on the cold side of things.  This northern track means southern Wisconsin has a much better chance of getting into the warm sector of the storm system. However the deep low pressure will also produce strong south to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph that will gust to 45 to 50 mph! Wind advisories are in effect. 


The forecast map for noon today shows a strong low pressure system over the Upper Great Lakes. 



The weather pattern across the United States is undergoing a transition, moving away from an amplified eastern U.S. trough / western U.S. ridge configuration, to one that is more zonal in nature.  This transition will bring above-normal temperatures to southern Wisconsin through early next week.  Today will be the warmest day with highs in the 50s.  



Keep up with the latest forecasts and updates to the wind advisories.