Dec 8-9, 2012 Wisconsin Winter Storm Summary (Updated 12/13)

General Statewide Description

A winter storm, the first of the season, affected the central and northern parts of Wisconsin with amounts of 6 inches up to over 14 inches.

Lesser amounts of snow fell over the southern part of the state. Very little or no accumulations were noted over the southeast part of the state where a rain-snow mix was reported.  Areas along and  south Interstate-43 and locations near Lake Michigan from Port Washington to Kenosha were spared most of the snow due to winds off of Lake Michigan warming the lowest levels of the atmosphere. The water temperature of Lake Michigan was in the lower 40s.

The largest 2-day snowfall total was 14.3 inches at River Falls in Pierce County.  Generally 8 to 13 inches fell elsewhere over the West-central counties tapering off to 3 to 6 inches over the Central, East-central and Northeast counties.

Below are two snowfall maps.  The one on the left shows snow totals from 7 am Saturday Dec 8th through 7 am Sunday December 9th.  The map on the right shows snowfall totals from 7 am Sunday December 9th through Monday December 10th.  Click on the graphics for a larger version.

Day 1 snow snwo Day 2

Data for the above graphics were collected from various sources including utility companies, CO-OP weather observers, and the Badger Ham Radio Weather Net. Note that in these images some smoothing is present due to how the analyses were made. 

The graphic below is a snow depth map dervied from the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center Snow Model (analysis comprised from a combination of ground-based and remote sensing observations) at 12:00 am CST on December 10th, 2012.  Click on the graphic for a larger version.

Greast Lakes Snow Map Dec 10

Additional details can be found in these Top News of the Day stories:

WFO Green Bay     WFO La Crosse     WFO Minneapolis/Chanhassen     WFO Duluth


South-central and Southeast Wisconsin Details

Two to four inches of snowfall fell northwest of a line from New Glarus to Watertown to Plymouth in southern Wisconsin.  Predominantly rain/snow mix to rain fell in far southeast Wisconsin, specifically near the areas of Delavan, Janesville, Racine, Kenosha, and downtown Milwaukee. Little to no snow accumulated in far southeast Wisconsin generally southeast of Interstate-43,,.and locations immediately along the lakeshore up to Sheboygan County.

Official NWS snowfall reports ending at 6 AM AM CST December 9th, 2012 to 6 AM CST December 10th:

Location

24-hr Snowfall Amount

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Trace

Madison Airport - Truax Field

3.8 inches

NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan Office

0.3 inches

Below is a graphic that shows snow accumulations from 7 am CST Sunday Dec 9th through 7 am CST Monday Dec 10th, for only South-central and Southeast Wisconsin. Click on the graphic for a larger version.

SC and SE Wi snow map

Data for the above graphic was collected from various sources including utility companies, CO-OP weather observers, and the Badger Ham Radio Weather Net. Note that in this image some smoothing is present due to how the analyses were made. 


Below is a partial listing of snowfall totals from across the state, with the total liquid equivalent, as well as the separate numbers for each day.

    

December 8-9, 2012 Winter Storm Liquid Equivalent 24-hr Snowfall Total Liquid Equiv Total Snowfall
    10-Dec-12 9-Dec-12 10-Dec-12 9-Dec-12    
  DULUTH, MN-AIRPORT 0.55 0.08 6.4 0.7 0.63 7.1
ASHLAND ODANAH-2 E-COCO. 0.52 0 6.5 0 0.52 6.5
VILAS PHELPS-WWTP 0.08 0 1.5 0 0.08 1.5
ONEIDA RHINELANDER-6 NW-COCO. 0.18   2.2   0.18 2.2
TAYLOR MERRILL-8 W 0.39   4.7   0.39 4.7
TAYLOR MEDFORD-HAM 0.28 T 5 T 0.28 5
CLARK OWEN 0.48 T 5.8 T 0.48 5.8
MARATHON HATLEY-2 S-HAM 0.2 0 3.5 0 0.2 3.5
MARATHON MOSINEE-2 N-HAM 0.26 0 5 0 0.26 5
FOREST ALVIN-3 NW 0.1   1.5   0.1 1.5
FOREST CRANDON-METONGA LAKE 0.35   3.5   0.35 3.5
FLORENCE FLORENCE-UTILITY 0.15   2.1   0.15 2.1
FLORENCE LONG LAKE-3 NE 0.16 0 2 0 0.16 2
MARINETTE AMBERG-9 E 0.17 0 4.2 0 0.17 4.2
MARINETTE ATHELSTANE-2 SE 0.39 0 4.5 0 0.39 4.5
MARINETTE CRIVITZ-15NW (6PM-6PM) 0.23 0.03 3.1 0 0.26 3.1
MARINETTE CRIVITZ-10 NW-HI FALLS 0.42 T 5 T 0.42 5
MARINETTE BEAVER-2 W 0.42   8   0.42 8
MARINETTE MARINETTE-WWTP 0.22   3   0.22 3
LANGLADE SUMMIT LAKE 0.3   3.5   0.3 3.5
OCONTO ANTIGO-2 S 0.31 0 5.2 0 0.31 5.2
OCONTO TOWNSEND-2 NW 0.2 0 3 0 0.2 3
OCONTO OCONTO-4 W-RADIO 0.41 0 5 0 0.41 5
OCONTO OCONTO FALLS-ELECTRIC 0.2   7   0.2 7
MENOMINEE PULASKI-WWTP 0.35 0 5 0 0.35 5
SHAWANO CECIL-6 NE-PULCIFER 0.31   4.8   0.31 4.8
SHAWANO PELLA-3 SE 0.4 0 5.5 0 0.4 5.5
SHAWANO SHAWANO-2 SW-WWTP 0.33 0 5.8 0 0.33 5.8
POLK CLEAR LAKE - spotter     13.5 2.5   16
ST. CROIX BALDWIN-WWTP 0.62 0.15 11 4 0.77 15
ST. CROIX ROBERTS-WWTP 0.37   10.6   0.37 10.6
DUNN BOYCEVILLE-3 N-COCO. 0.75   10.5   0.75 10.5
DUNN KNAPP-4 N-HAM 1.12 0.16 10.5 1.8 1.28 12.3
DUNN MENOMONIE-Co-op     13.5 1.7   15.2
DUNN MENOMONIE-1E-spotter           16.2
PIERCE RIVER FALLS-SE-HAM 0.88 0.16 11.8 2.5 1.04 14.3
PIERCE RIVER FALLS-1 SW-COCO. 0.36 0.05 10 2.5 0.41 12.5
PIERCE ELLSWORTH-3 NW-HAM   0.1 12 1.5 0.1 13.5
PIERCE SPRING VALLEY- co-op     11.3 3.7   15
EAU CLAIRE EAU CLAIRE-N.WEST-HAM   T 13 T 0 13
BUFFALO    - AUGUSTA-RANGER STATION 0.66   9.4   0.66 9.4
BUFFALO MONDOVI-2 W (6PM-6PM) 0.41 0.01 7 0.2 0.42 7.2
TREMPEALEAU ALMA-DAM 4-COE 0.39 0.01 5.2 T 0.4 5.2
TREMPEALEAU OSSEO 0.75 0.02 10.5 0.3 0.77 10.8
TREMPEALEAU WHITEHALL-2 W-HWY DEPT.     4   0 4
TREMPEALEAU ETTRICK-5 SE 0.25 0.03 6.2 1.2 0.28 7.4
JACKSON BL. RIV FALLS-2NE-COCO 0.41 0 6.7 0 0.41 6.7
LA CROSSE BANGOR-13NNE-4 CORNERS 0.31 0.01 5.7 0.1 0.32 5.8
LA CROSSE HOLMEN-2 S 0.42   5.7   0.42 5.7
LA CROSSE WEST SALEM 0.41 0.04 5.6 0.4 0.45 6
LA CROSSE ONALASKA-2 NW-COCO. 0.56 0.04 3.8 0.5 0.6 4.3
LA CROSSE LA CROSSE-4NW-FRENCH I 0.49 0.06 6.1 0.9 0.55 7
LA CROSSE LA CROSSE-AIRPORT 0.47 0.01 6.7 0.3 0.48 7
LA CROSSE LA CROSSE-NWS-RIDGE 0.43 0.02 6.7 0.3 0.45 7
LA CROSSE LA CROSSE-NORTH-HAM 0.47   7   0.47 7
LA CROSSE LA CROSSE-5 SE     5   0 5
MONROE WARRENS-4 SW 0.81 0.01 8 0.1 0.82 8.1
MONROE SPARTA-WWTP 0.4   4.2   0.4 4.2
MONROE WILTON-4 E-COCO. 0.12   1.1   0.12 1.1
WOOD MARSHFIELD-3SE-UW FARM 0.41   6.9   0.41 6.9
WOOD PITTSVILLE-NORTH-COCO.   0   0 0 0
WOOD PITTSVILLE-WWTP 0.38 0 8.5 0 0.38 8.5
WOOD WIS. RAPIDS-POWER 0.41 0 6 0 0.41 6
WOOD WIS RAPIDS-WATER WORKS 0.28 0 4.5   0.28 4.5
WOOD WIS. RAPIDS-SOUTHEAST 0.4   5.2   0.4 5.2
PORTAGE STEVENS POINT-WWTP 0.32 0 5.9 0 0.32 5.9
PORTAGE STEVENS PT-WHITING-HAM 0.31   4.8   0.31 4.8
PORTAGE PLOVER-2 E-WATER PLANT 0.31 0 4   0.31 4
PORTAGE PLOVER-SOUTH 0.33   4.7   0.33 4.7
PORTAGE AMHERST     4.4   0 4.4
PORTAGE AMHERST-3 SE 0.37 0 5.1 0 0.37 5.1
WAUPACA BIG FALLS-5 NW-HAM 0.38 0 5.8 0 0.38 5.8
WAUPACA CLINTONVILLE-WWTP 0.22 0 4   0.22 4
WAUPACA OGDENSBURG-3 E-COCO. 0.03   4.8   0.03 4.8
WAUPACA WAUPACA-RADIO 0.68 0 5.1 0 0.68 5.1
WAUPACA NEW LONDON-WEST-WWTP 0.27 0 3.7   0.27 3.7
JUNEAU WEYAUWEGA 0.41 0 4.2 0 0.41 4.2
ADAMS MONROE CENTER-1 E-HAM 0.36 0 4 0 0.36 4
ADAMS BIG FLATS-2 E-HAM 0.48 0 4 0 0.48 4
WAUSHARA FRIENDSHIP 0.3 T 3.3 T 0.3 3.3
WAUSHARA WILD ROSE-6NE-TWIN LKS 0.26   3.5   0.26 3.5
WAUSHARA WILD ROSE-EAST-HAM 0.49   4   0.49 4
WAUSHARA POY SIPPI-2 SW 0.48 0 4.8 0 0.48 4.8
WAUSHARA WAUTOMA-5 NW-COCO. 0.34 0 3.5 0 0.34 3.5
MARQUETTE BERLIN-2 N-WWTP 0.15 0 3 0 0.15 3
MARQUETTE NESHKORO-NA HYDRO 0.25 0 3.5 0 0.25 3.5
GREEN LAKE BERLIN-1 NW-COCO. 0.46   4   0.46 4
DOOR EPHRAIM-1 NE-WWTP 0.4   3.4   0.4 3.4
DOOR FISH CK.-3 S-JUDDVILLE 0.4   4   0.4 4
DOOR EGG HARBOR-WWTP 0.62   5   0.62 5
DOOR BAILEYS HARBOR-HAM 0.25 0 2 0 0.25 2
DOOR STURGEON BAY-3 NE-UW 0.4   4   0.4 4
OUTAGAMIE FORESTVILLE-4 E 0.15 0 3.5 0 0.15 3.5
OUTAGAMIE SHIOCTON-UTILITY 0.3 0 3.5 0 0.3 3.5
OUTAGAMIE NEW LONDON-4 N-HAM 0.33 0 5 0 0.33 5
OUTAGAMIE NEW LONDON-2 SE 0.27 0 4.6 0 0.27 4.6
OUTAGAMIE APPLETON-NORTHWEST 0.3 0 3.9 0 0.3 3.9
BROWN SUAMICO-4 NW-COCO. 0.48   5.6   0.48 5.6
BROWN SUAMICO-3 SW 0.36   5.1   0.36 5.1
BROWN GREEN BAY-AIRPORT 0.39 T 4.1 T 0.39 4.1
BROWN GREEN BAY-5 SW-COCO. 0.34 0 2.8 0 0.34 2.8
KEWAUNEE DENMARK-WWTP 0.21 0 3 0 0.21 3
KEWAUNEE KEWAUNEE-WWTP 0.26 0 2.5   0.26 2.5
WINNEBAGO KEWAUNEE-SOUTHWEST 0.16 0 1.7 0 0.16 1.7
WINNEBAGO NEENAH-EAST 0.18 0 1.8 0 0.18 1.8
WINNEBAGO OMRO-2 SW 0.31 0 3.9 0 0.31 3.9
WINNEBAGO OSHKOSH-NORTH 0.43   2.6   0.43 2.6
WINNEBAGO OSHKOSH-WWTP 0.28 0 2 0 0.28 2
CALUMET OSHKOSH-6 S 0.29 0 3.5 0 0.29 3.5
CALUMET BRILLION-WWTP 0.35 0 4 0 0.35 4
CALUMET CHILTON-WWTP 0.38 0 3.7   0.38 3.7
MANITOWOC NEW HOLSTEIN-EAST-WWTP 0.42 0 4.7 0 0.42 4.7
MANITOWOC FRANCIS CREEK 0.72 0 4.6 0 0.72 4.6
MANITOWOC TWO RIVERS-WATER 0.6   0.8   0.6 0.8
FOND DU LAC NEWTON-1 S 0.51 0 3.7 0 0.51 3.7
FOND DU LAC TAYCHEEDAH-ST. PETER 0.3 0 4 0 0.3 4
FOND DU LAC FOND DU LAC-2 SW 0.22 0 2.7 0 0.22 2.7
SHEBOYGAN CAMPBELLSPORT-5W-ASHFD 0.15 0 3.5 0 0.15 3.5
SHEBOYGAN ELKHART LAKE-1 SW 0.04 0 4.4 0 0.04 4.4
SHEBOYGAN SHEBOYGAN-5 SW-WILSON 0.05 0 0.5 0 0.05 0.5
VERNON WESTBY-WWTP 0.21 T 4.6 0.2 0.21 4.8
VERNON VIROQUA 0.36 0.06 4.8 0.8 0.42 5.6
VERNON LA FARGE 0.35   5.2   0.35 5.2
CRAWFORD SOLDIERS GROVE 0.38 T 4.4 0.2 0.38 4.6
CRAWFORD GAYS MILLS-6 SE-COCO.       0.6 0 0.6
CRAWFORD STEUBEN-4 SE 0.32 0.05 3 0.6 0.37 3.6
CRAWFORD PRAIRIE DU CHIEN-WATER 0.25   1.6   0.25 1.6
SAUK LA VALLE-4N-REDSTONE L 0.31   4   0.31 4
SAUK REEDSBURG-1 NNE 0.44 T 3.5 T 0.44 3.5
SAUK REEDSBURG-WWTP 0.32 0.04 1 0.1 0.36 1.1
SAUK ROCK SPRINGS-3 SW-COCO. 0.31   3.1   0.31 3.1
SAUK BARABOO-1 NE-HAM   0 3 0 0 3
SAUK BARABOO-WWTP 0.29 0 2 0 0.29 2
SAUK SAUK CITY-1 SW-WWTP 0.18   1   0.18 1
GRANT CUBA CITY-WWTP 0.22 0.17 1.2 2 0.39 3.2
GRANT CUBA CITY-HAM   0.06   0.2 0.06 0.2
LAFAYETTE MINERAL PT.-NORTHEAST 0.4   4   0.4 4
LAFAYETTE DARLINGTON-2 NE 0.12 0.05 2 0.5 0.17 2.5
LAFAYETTE BENTON 0.12 0.14 0.6 1.5 0.26 2.1
  SOUTH WAYNE-4 SW   0.25   2.5 0.25 2.5
COLUMBIA PORTAGE-WWTP 0.35 T 2.3 T 0.35 2.3
COLUMBIA PORTAGE-NORTH-HAM 0.39 0 2 0 0.39 2
COLUMBIA PORTAGE-6 SW-COCO. 0.44 0 4.2 0 0.44 4.2
COLUMBIA PARDEEVILLE-WEST-WWTP 0.26   2   0.26 2
COLUMBIA POYNETTE-3 NE-HAM 0.54 T 3 T 0.54 3
COLUMBIA LODI-WWTP 0.38 T 1.5 T 0.38 1.5
COLUMBIA ARLINGTON-UW FARM 0.1   1   0.1 1
COLUMBIA COLUMBUS-1 S-COCO. 0.54   1.7   0.54 1.7
DODGE BEAVER DAM-3 NE-HAM 0.48   3   0.48 3
DODGE BEAVER DAM-WWTP 0.33 0.07 2 1 0.4 3
DODGE HUSTISFORD-SOUTH-WWTP 0.26   1   0.26 1
DODGE HORICON-WWTP 0.34 T 1 0.5 0.34 1.5
DODGE JUNEAU-3 SW-OAK GROVE 0.25   0.7   0.25 0.7
DANE WATERTOWN-WEST-HAM 0.57 0 1 0 0.57 1
DANE BLACK EARTH 0.09   1.4   0.09 1.4
DANE MIDDLETON   0.05   0.5 0.05 0.5
DANE MADISON-AIRPORT 0.41 T 3.8 T 0.41 3.8
DANE MADISON-CHARMANY FARM 0.49 0.04 2.5 0.2 0.53 2.7
DANE MADISON-4 W-COCO. 0.57 0.04 2.5 0.3 0.61 2.8
DANE MADISON-4 SW-COCO.   0.02   0.3 0.02 0.3
DANE MADISON-5 SW-COCO. 0.52 0.06 3.1 0.3 0.58 3.4
DANE MADISON-ARBORETUM 0.41   2   0.41 2
DANE MAZOMANIE-WWTP 0.31   1   0.31 1
DANE MCFARLAND-1 E-COCO.   0.05   0.4 0.05 0.4
DANE MT. HOREB-1 S-WWTP 0.4 0.03 1.5 0.5 0.43 2
JEFFERSON WATERLOO-WWTP 0.4 0.05 1.3 0.4 0.45 1.7
JEFFERSON WATERTOWN-WWTP 0.34 T 0.9 T 0.34 0.9
JEFFERSON OCONOMOWOC-3 NW-HAM 0.26 0 0.5 0 0.26 0.5
JEFFERSON JEFFERSON-WWTP 0.35 0.04 1 0 0.39 1
JEFFERSON FORT ATKINSON-SW-WWTP 0.37 T 3.5 0 0.37 3.5
JEFFERSON LAKE MILLS-WWTP 0.26   0.5   0.26 0.5
JEFFERSON SULLIVAN-3 SE-NWS 0.27 T T T 0.27 T
JEFFERSON PALMYRA-1 N-WWTP 0.29 0.04 T T 0.33 T
JEFFERSON PALMYRA-3 SE 0.28   0.1   0.28 0.1
GREEN NEW GLARUS 0.45   4.4   0.45 4.4
GREEN MONROE-WWTP 0.33 0.03 0.4 0.3 0.36 0.7
ROCK MILTON-WWTP   0.06   0.1 0.06 0.1
ROCK EVANSVILLE-EAST-COCO. 0.5   0.4   0.5 0.4
ROCK AFTON-WWTP 0.28 0.04 T 0.4 0.32 0.4
WASHINGTON WAYNE-3 NW-HAM 0.28 0 2 0 0.28 2
WASHINGTON WEST BEND-1 NW-HAM 0.64 0 3.1 0 0.64 3.1
WASHINGTON WEST BEND-1 SW-WATER 0.6 0 3.8 0 0.6 3.8
WASHINGTON SLINGER-1 NW-WWTP 0.54 0.04 3.4 0.2 0.58 3.6
WASHINGTON HOLY HILL-2 E 0.45   2.1   0.45 2.1
WASHINGTON JACKSON-2 NE 0.51   2.5   0.51 2.5
WASHINGTON JACKSON 0.41 0 2 0 0.41 2
WASHINGTON RICHFIELD 0.54 T 2.2 T 0.54 2.2
OZAUKEE GERMANTOWN-WWTP 0.51   0.9   0.51 0.9
OZAUKEE BELGIUM-1 NW-WWTP 0.42   0.1   0.42 0.1
OZAUKEE SAUKVILLE-SOUTH-WWTP 0.85 0 1 0 0.85 1
OZAUKEE GRAFTON-1 S-WWTP 0.75 0.05 0.5 0 0.8 0.5
OZAUKEE CEDARBURG-1E-LAKEFIELD 0.82 0 0.5 0 0.82 0.5
WAUKESHA MERTON-1 N-LAKE KEESUS 0.35 T 1.1 T 0.35 1.1
WAUKESHA OCONOM.-2SW (6PM-6PM) 0.35   1.6   0.35 1.6
WAUKESHA PEWAUKEE-2 SW-SANITARY 0.41   T   0.41 T
WAUKESHA BROOKFIELD-WEST-WWTP 0.3 0.05 T T 0.35 T
WAUKESHA WAUKESHA-2 SE-COCO. 0.32 0.03 T 0 0.35 T
WAUKESHA MUKWONAGO-NORTH-COCO. 0.31 0.05 T T 0.36 T
WAUKESHA BIG BEND-COCO. 0.38 T T 0 0.38 T
MILWAUKEE BROWN DEER-NORTH-HAM 0.56 T T T 0.56 T
MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE-TIMMERMAN 0.23 0.02 T T 0.25 T
MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE-MT MARY COLL 0.49 0.01 T T 0.5 T
MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE-4 NW-COCO. 0.61 0.03 0.1 T 0.64 0.1
MILWAUKEE GREENDALE-1 NE-COCO. 0.44 0.07 T T 0.51 T
MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE-MITCHELL FLD 0.45 0.05 T T 0.5 T
MILWAUKEE FRANKLIN-2 NW 0.36 0.06 T 0 0.42 T
MILWAUKEE S MILW.-WWTP-LAKESHORE 0.32   T   0.32 T
WALWORTH E. TROY-4NE-BEULAH-HAM 0.31 0.03 T 0 0.34 T
WALWORTH EAST TROY-3 NE-COCO. 0.28 0.03 T T 0.31 T
WALWORTH ELKHORN-4 NW-HAM 0.22   T   0.22 T
WALWORTH ELKHORN-EAST-HAM 0.2 T 0 T 0.2 T
WALWORTH LAKE GENEVA-1 E-COCO. 0.26 0.04 T 0 0.3 T
RACINE CALEDONIA 0.28 0.08 T T 0.36 T
RACINE WATERFORD-1 NW 0.26 0.04 T 0 0.3 T
RACINE ROCHESTER-1 S-WWTP 0.23 0.08 T t 0.31 T
RACINE BURLINGTON-2 S-WWTP 0.28 0.04 T 0 0.32 T
RACINE RACINE-AIRPORT 0.22 0.13 T T 0.35 T
RACINE RACINE-2 SW-COCO. 0.34 0.18 T T 0.52 T
KENOSHA UNION GROVE-WWTP 0.16 0.03 1 0 0.19 T
KENOSHA PADDOCK LAKE-WWTP 0.24 0.05 T T 0.29 T
KENOSHA KENOSHA-WWTP(MID-MID) 0.27 0.19 0 0 0.46 0
KENOSHA KENOSHA-2 S-COCO. 0.27 0.04 0 0 0.31 0
KENOSHA KENOSHA-AIRPORT 0.21 0.1 0 0 0.31 0

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