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Rhinelander mayor declares winter snow emergency, heavy snow expected

Katie Thoresen

A winter storm warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday.

Northeastern Wisconsin can expect between 8 and 12 inches of snow accumulation mostly between 6 p.m. and midnight, according to Kurt Kotenberg, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Green Bay.

“This is going to be that type of event where we’re not going to see that snow globe type of falling snow,” he said. “Winds will start to pick up throughout the daytime depending on your location. Tomorrow morning especially winds will start to shift and we’ll start to see that lighter, fluffier snow.”

Kotenberg said the heaviest snowfall will occur between Wisconsin Rapids and Eagle River.

Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson has declared a winter snow emergency for a 24 hour period from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday.

The streets must be clear of vehicles during that time.

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