December 8-9, 2008 Winter Storm Wrap-Up

On Monday afternoon, a warm front moved northward into southern Wisconsin bringing a mix of precipitation to the southern two tiers of counties. A band of freezing rain and sleet reached as far north as Interstate 94. Few travel problems were reported in the afternoon as road temperatures hovered around the freezing mark and most roads were pre-treated with salt. 

Madison eastward to Waukesha county had transitioned to all snow while lake front areas and the southern tier of Wisconsin counties continued with a mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet.

A slow transition continued overnight with all of Wisconsin switching to snow by shortly after 8am.

As the day wore on, winds picked up across southern Wisconsin adding blowing snow to the variety of conditions experienced through this event.  A second push of moisture moved into southern Wisconsin around noon increasing snow coverage for the early to mid afternoon hours.

A wide range of snowfall totals are noted across southern Wisconsin with lower amounts to the south where the transition to snow was later.  Image below shows snowfall totals as of  9 pm.

 

 

Below is a list of some of the final totals.  Only the most recent reports were used in this list.

INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
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12.00 PARDEEVILLE WI COLUMBIA 0625 PM
11.20 1 NW RIPON WI FOND DU LAC 0723 PM
10.00 1 N WATERTOWN WI DODGE 0330 PM
9.50 RANDOM LAKE WI SHEBOYGAN 0526 PM
9.20 3 W BEAVER DAM WI DODGE 0400 PM
9.00 REEDSBURG WI SAUK 0400 PM
8.50 LODI WI COLUMBIA 0400 PM
8.10 2 NE HOLY HILL WI WASHINGTON 0730 PM
7.90 JACKSON WI WASHINGTON 0615 PM
7.60 MADISON /UW-MADISON/ WI DANE 0430 PM
7.50 3 S BERLIN WI GREEN LAKE 0405 PM
7.50 JUNEAU WI DODGE 0400 PM
6.50 3 NE MADISON /TRUAX ARPT/WI DANE 0600 PM
6.50 8 SW MADISON WI DANE 0400 PM
6.50 OCONOMOWOC WI WAUKESHA 0340 PM
6.00 1/2 N BURLINGTON WI RACINE 0712 PM
6.00 MENOMONEE FALLS WI WAUKESHA 0625 PM
6.00 JEFFERSON WI JEFFERSON 0400 PM
6.00 VERONA WI DANE 0400 PM
5.80 3 SE HARTFORD WI WASHINGTON 0608 PM
5.50 OREGON WI DANE 0400 PM
5.10 BELOIT WI ROCK 0600 PM
4.60 MILWAUKEE INTL ARPT WI MILWAUKEE 0830 PM
4.60 2 SE MILWAUKEE TIMMERMA WI MILWAUKEE 0530 PM
4.50 FRANKSVILLE WI RACINE 0738 PM
4.50 4 W BROOKFIELD WI WAUKESHA 0650 PM
4.30 CALEDONIA WI RACINE 0554 PM
4.00 2 NE STURTEVANT WI RACINE 0730 PM
4.00 FRANKSVILLE WI RACINE 0538 PM
4.00 DODGEVILLE WI IOWA 0400 PM
3.50 4 NW MUKWONAGO WI WAUKESHA 0715 PM


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