Snowfall Totals from January 17, 2011

A broad area of low pressure approached southern Wisconsin during the day Monday, then moved west to east through the area during the evening and overnight hours. Strong southerly flow ahead of the low pulled up a decent amount of moisture from the south, resulting in widespread snowfall beginning during the morning hours. Winds were breezy for the first part of the day, which produced some drifting and areas of blowing snow. Winds eased into the afternoon and temperatures rose into the lower 30s, both of which helped put an end to the blowing and drifting snow. Most of south central and southeast Wisconsin ended up with 4 to 6 inches of snow by late evening. Below are images of the total snowfall reports that were received. The state wide image shows that much of the higher accumulations were confined to southern Wisconsin.

 

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