February 26-27 Lakeshore Snowstorm

Heavy snow and strong winds hit the far eastern part of Wisconsin late on February 26 and on February 27 as a large winter storm slowly weakened as it moved across the Midwest. The storm, which produced record snowfall and blizzard conditions across parts of the southern Plains states earlier in the week, dumped just over a foot of snow in parts of Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties.

24 hour observed snowfall - Click for larger view
Observed snowfall - Click for larger view

Along with the heavy snow, winds gusted over 35 mph at times, over 40 mph at the lake shore and in Green Bay. The strong winds and heavy snow created drifts over 3 feet high and made for nearly impossible travel at times in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties.

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