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Snow totals beginning to rise in parts of Wisconsin early Thursday


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Forecasters say most of Wisconsin will continue to get moderate to heavy snow all the way through Thursday and into the evening.

And that’s not the best news for places that have already had up to a foot dumped on them since Wednesday night.

Northfield in Jackson County said it got 12 inches of snow by 6:35 a.m., and Osseo reported 11.2 inches as of 6:45 a.m.

A Madison TV station measured 8.9 inches outside its studios. Howards Grove in Sheboygan County had 7 inches at last word, and West Bend had drizzle along with about 6.25 inches of the white stuff.

Up to 18 inches are predicted along a path from southwest to central to east central Wisconsin. All but the far northwest tip of the state is supposed to get at least three inches.

Wind gusts have reached the 20’s and 30’s in about the southern half of the state. Forecasters say most of the state could get gusts up to 45 – and blizzard-like conditions – when a low that’s now in Missouri moves closer to Wisconsin later Thursday.

The storm has already claimed two lives. Two men from Footville were killed Wednesday night when their vehicle slid on an icy Highway 11 in Rock County and hit an oncoming semi-truck.