Cold air flowing down the relatively warm waters of Lake Michigan led to the development
of lake-effect snow bands that moved inland from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior on northeast
winds. Several inches of fluffy snow fell in the Milwaukee Metro Area. The greatest
accumulation of 6.1 inches occuured on the UW-Milwaukee campus. The Lake Michigan shoreline
counties normally experience two or three lake-effect snow events each winter, however,
accumulations of 6 inches are not common. The snow showers diminished in strength as they
moved southwest, but some lake-effect snowflakes were seen as far west as Fort Atkinson
in Jefferson County.
Here is a table of some snow totals:
Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee 6.1
UW-Milwaukee Campus Milwaukee 6.0
Glendale Milwaukee 5.3
Mitchell Intl Airport Milwaukee 5.3
Sheboygan Coast Guard Sheboygan 5.0
Sheboygan Sheboygan 4.5
Milwaukee South Side Milwaukee 4.0
South Milwaukee Milwaukee 4.0
Milwaukee 2S Milwaukee 3.7
Greenfield Milwaukee 3.7
Town of Sheboygan Sheboygan 3.5
West Allis Milwaukee 3.0
Caledonia Racine 2.5
Milwaukee Coast Guard Milwaukee 2.0
Brookfield Waukesha 2.0
Waukesha 2S Waukesha 1.8
Union Grove Racine 1.5
Mount Mary College Milwaukee 1.0
Port Washington Ozaukee 1.0 to 2.0
Fredonia Ozaukee 1.0
Batten Airport Racine 0.8
Racine Racine 0.5
Kenosha Coast Guard Kenosha 0.3
Kenosha Kenosha 0.3
Kewaunee 6 S Kewaunee 7.6"
Two Rivers Manitowoc 7.5"
Two Creeks Manitowoc 7.0"
Point Beach State Forest 2 W Manitowoc 6.0"
Manitowoc Manitowoc 4.0"
Tisch Mills Manitowoc 4.0"