01/31/2011 Madison, WI Winter Snow Storm

BNVN Weather Paparazzi Shannon Lupton was documenting the start of what is being called "Snow-mageddon", also known as the major winter storm setup that is starting to impact a good part of the United States from Maine to New Mexico.

Shannon is covering the event at the northern end of the winter storm system in Madison, Wisconsin where several inches of snow had already fallen before midnight. Madision, WI is just on the edge of the current Blizzard Warning and Winter Storm Warnings but it could see near blizzard conditions later today with the winds coming out of the north and blowing around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

The video opens up with shots of the aftermath of a three car accident and an ambulance responding in downtown Madison, WI. As the heavy snow continues, the video shows various footage of people, traffic and snow plows in the downtown area. The video ends with heavy blowing snow lit up by street lights.