Winter Storm Hits Wisconsin

Heavy snow and strong winds affected much of Wisconsin on December 20, 2012 as a storm system moved across the western Great Lakes states. Over a foot of snow fell from the Fox Valley to southwest Wisconsin. Amounts as high as 20 inches were reported in the Madison area.  Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph were reported during the height of the storm.

In northeast Wisconsin, Green Bay reported 10.1" of snow, Appleton had 10.5" and Oshkosh had around a foot. Wausau reported nearly 11 inches. Click here for a complete list of snowfall amounts across northeast and central Wisconsin.

Here is a preliminary snowfall analysis for the entire event (click for larger view):

 

A 36 hour radar animation and two day storm track loop show the storm as it moved into the state. Images from NWS La Crosse:

Radar animation (click for larger view) Low pressure track (click for larger view)
Radar animation Low pressure track

 



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