Snow Reports and Radar Depiction
For December 3, 2009
The first moderate accumulation of snow this season hit portions of south central and southeast Wisconsin on Thursday, December 3, 2009. This snowfall was very interesting with respect to its focused, narrow corridor of accumulation. Below is a radar depiction of where the snow fell with snow spotter reports annotated on top.
Three to four inches of snow fell in this narrow band from southwest Dane county to southern Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. It is possible there were isolated 5 inch amounts that occurred under some of the heavier, repeated snow showers. You can see from the graphic, that snow accumulations tapered off very quickly on either side of the snow band. For instance...the Dane County Regional Airport on the northeast side of Madison only received .7" of snow, while the south side of Madison, including the Beltline, received 3 to 4 inches of snow. This created a very hazardous late afternoon commute on Thursday.