May 1-3, 2013 Snowstom Over Northwestern Wisconsin is a May Record-setter (Updated 5/3 425 PM)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
425 PM CDT FRI MAY 3 2013

...RECORD MAY SNOWFALLS IN WISCONSIN...

A WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOW IMPACTED THE NORTHWESTERN ONE-FOURTH
OF WISCONSIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THE MORNING HOURS OF FRIDAY MAY
3RD.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES WERE REPORTED...WHICH INLCUDES
BOTH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS.

AT 3 PM NOON TODAY...A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WAS
REPORTED OVER NORTHWESTERN AND NORTHCENTAL WISCONSIN...WITH SOME
SLEET THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN 1/4
INCH ARE EXPECTED. IT APPEARS ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT
LIKELY.

NEW 1-DAY...2-DAY...AND 3-DAY RECORD WISCONSIN SNOWFALLS FOR THE
MONTH OF MAY WERE MOST LIKELY SET AT A NUMBER OF LOCATIONS.

WE TOOK A LOOK INTO THE RECORD BOOKS...AND HERE IS WHAT WE FOUND...

PREVIOUS MAY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

1-DAY...10.9 INCHES AT PINE RIVER 3NE /WAUSHARA CO./ ON MAY 02 1940

2-DAY...11.0 INCHES AT ASHLAND MAY 3-4 1954

3-DAY...12.0 INCHES AT MEDFORD MAY 6-8 1960

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OTHER MAY SNOWSTORMS INCLUDE...

MAY 08 2010...6 TO 8 INCHES FROM ANTIGO TO ALVIN.

MAY 11-12 2006...6 TO 8 INCHES IN IRON COUNTY TO NORTHWESTERN VILAS
COUNTY.

MAY 12-14 1997...6 TO 8.7 INCHES FROM BAYFIELD TO HURLEY.

MAY 01 1996...6 TO 7.5 INCHES IN IRON COUNTY.

MAY 10 1990...6 TO 8 INCHES FROM WAUKESHA COUNTY TO BROWN COUNTY TO
NORTHWESTERN LANGLADE COUNTY.

MAY 06 1979...6 INCHES IN VILAS COUNTY.

MAY 3 1973...6 INCHES NORTHCENTRAL WISCONSIN.

MAY 6-9 1960...12 INCHES IN MEDFORD /TAYLOR CO./

MAY 12 1957...6 TO 8.5 INCHES FROM BAYFIELD TO HURLEY.

MAY 3-5 1954...6 TO 11.7 INCHES NORTHERN WISCONSIN

MAY 11-13 1952...6 TO 10 INCHES IN PARTS OF ONIEDA AND VILAS COUNTY.

MAY 27-29 1947...4 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

MAY 8-10 1923...6 INCHES NORTHCENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN.

MAY 1-3 1911...6 TO 10 INCHES NORTHEAST WISCONSIN.

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THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS PRELIMINARY...AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


 

Below is an image showing 48-hour snow accumulations ending 7 am Friday May 3, 2013.  Click on image for larger version.

May 1-3 2013 Snow Map

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