First Winter Storm of Season Hits Wisconsin

The first winter storm of the season in Wisconsin dumped heavy, wet snow across the central and northeast part of the state.  A band of 6 to 9 inches fell from the Waupaca area to Florence.  The highest amount measured by an official NWS observer was 9.2 inches near Long Lake in Florence County.
Snowfall - click for larger view.

Brief bursts of heavy snow also occurred in Green Bay.  Around 2 pm, heavy snow in Green Bay was accompanied by thunder.

Power outages were reported in Oneida, Marathon, Langlade, Waupaca and Shawano counties as the wet snow caused tree limbs to break.  At the height of the storm, over 15,000 customers were without power.  Hundreds of vehicle accidents occurred across the area. 

Heavy rain preceded the snow in east-central Wisconsin.  In Green Bay, 2.20" of precipitation (rain and water equivalent) fell on the 8th and 9th, which was the third wettest November storm in over 100 years of record-keeping.

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