2012-2013 Wisconsin Winter Snow & Storm Summary

It should be no surprise to anyone - Wisconsin had more winter storms and snow in the 2012-2013 winter season compared to the previous winter.

For the 2012-2013 winter season we counted 15 winter storms that affected at least one Wisconsin county (see related graph at bottom of this story).  A winter storm consisted of one of the following events: heavy snow, ice storm, or blizzard.  Nine of the storms affected northwest Wisconsin where the Lake Superior lake-effect snow machine adds to the snow totals.  There was one ice storm of consequence - in east-central Wisconsin on April 9-10th where ice accumulations of 1/4 to 1/2 inch were reported.  Even the month of May got into the act when a major winter storm on the 1st and 2nd dumped 12 to 18 inches of very heavy, wet snow from Pierce County north-northeast to Ashland and Iron Counties.

The single, largest snow total in any one storm for northern Wisconsin was 22 inches at Conucopia (Bayfield Co.) with the April 17-19th system.  In southern Wisconsin the greatest storm totals were 21.9 inches and 21.5 inches at Cottage Grove and Mt Horeb in the December 19-20th winter storms/blizzard.

As expected, the lake-effect snow-belt in Iron County picked up the most snow during the 2012-2013 winter season with totals ranging from 150 to over 180 inches. Upson measured 186.4 inches for high honors.  On the low end, Milwaukee Timmerman Field came in with 25.6 inches.  Below is a map depicting the snowfall totals across the Badger State last winter.  It was produced by Kim Anderson, Student Volunteer from UW-Milwaukee.  Click on image for larger version. 

2012-13 WI winter snowfall map

WFO Green Bay produced a detailed 2012-2013 snow map for northeastern Wisconsin.

You can view a map of normal winter snowfall across Wisconsin by clicking here.

The snow totals used in the image above can be found in the table below.  Only those sites which reported snowfall every day during the winter season were used.

ID

Location

LAT

LON

Snowfall

ABGW3

AMBERG-9 E

45.4830

-87.8120

55.6

AFTW3

AFTON-WWTP

42.6480

-89.0640

39.6

AGNW3

ARGONNE-2 NW

45.6720

-88.9060

68

AGSW3

AUGUSTA

44.6830

-91.1360

69

ALLW3

ALLENTON-WWTP

43.4240

-88.3510

49.9

ALMW3

ALMA-COOP

44.3271

-91.9194

59.3

ALNW3

ALVIN-4 NW

46.0180

-88.8800

73.2

AMDW3

ALMOND-5 NE

44.3080

-89.3460

77.2

AMEW3

AMERY

45.3011

-92.3631

78.5

AMHW3

AMHERST-3 SE-UCOOP

44.4128

-89.2639

77.3

ANTW3

ANTIGO

45.1330

-89.1500

57.8

APLW3

APPLETON-RADIO

44.2500

-88.3500

62.7

APPW3

APPLETON

44.2500

-88.3670

69.7

ARBW3

MADISON-ARBORETUM

43.0410

-89.4290

60.5

ARLW3

ARLINGTON-UW FARM

43.3010

-89.3260

67

ARRW3

AURORA-4 W-UCOOP

45.7903

-88.1786

81.1

ARX

LA CROSSE-NWS-RIDGE

43.8170

-91.1830

67.8

ASTW3

ATHELSTANE-2 SE

45.4170

-88.0500

60.5

ASXW3

ASHLAND 3S

46.5522

-90.9161

99

BABW3

BARABOO-WWTP

43.4580

-89.7280

58.5

BALW3

BALDWIN

44.9670

-92.3830

76.5

BBCW3

BABCOCK

44.3077

-90.1313

71.8

BBGW3

GREEN BAY BOTANICAL

44.5317

-88.0972

66.5

BDMW3

BEAVER DAM-1 N

43.4910

-88.8730

64.2

BEAW3

BEAVER DAM-WWTP

43.4450

-88.8480

70.3

BELW3

BELOIT-9 NW

42.5250

-89.2070

41.9

BFDW3

BROOKFIELD-WEST-WWTP

43.0520

-88.1780

38.8

BFSW3

BIG FALLS-5 NW

44.6398

-89.1133

74.6

BGFW3

BIG FALLS

44.6398

-89.1133

61.5

BGTW3

BURLINGTON-2 S-WWTP

42.6510

-88.2540

33.1

BLDW3

BARNEVELD-1S

43.0020

-89.8880

63.8

BLGW3

BELGIUM-1 NW-WWTP

43.5130

-87.8540

48.9

BLKW3

BLACK RIVER FALLS WWTP

44.2900

-90.8540

63.7

BLNW3

BERLIN-2 N-WWTP

43.9900

-88.9420

64.7

BMRW3

BLOOMER

45.1000

-91.4830

61

BNNW3

BENTON

42.5720

-90.3880

50.5

BOWW3

BOWLER-4E-STOCK./MUNSEE

44.8670

-88.9830

57

BREW3

SURING-WWTP

44.9830

-88.3670

70

BRLW3

BRILLION-WWTP

44.1830

-88.0670

60.2

BROW3

BRODHEAD-WWTP

42.6180

-89.3860

45.5

BRSW3

BRULE RS

46.5170

-91.5670

115

BUTW3

BUTTERNUT 3N

46.0550

-90.5160

117

BVUW3

GREEN BAY-BELLEVUE

44.4703

-87.9456

69.2

CALW3

CALEDONIA

42.8078

-87.9242

40.6

CBCW3

CUBA CITY-WWTP

42.6170

-90.4500

54.4

CBLW3

CUMBERLAND

45.5333

-92.0222

73

CCOW3

CASCO

44.5540

-87.6240

68.2

CHFW3

CHIPPEWA

44.9170

-91.3670

63.5

CHIW3

CHILTON-WWTP

44.0170

-88.1500

61

CHMW3

MADISON-CHARMANY FARM

43.0600

-89.4780

53

CLIW3

CLINTON-WWTP

42.5490

-88.8750

58.3

CLYW3

CLYMAN-UTILITY

43.3130

-88.7200

71.8

CMKW3

CLAM LAKE 4W

46.1690

-90.9810

115.4

CNTW3

CLINTONVILLE-WWTP

44.6170

-88.7500

48.6

CRIW3

CRIVITZ HIGH FALLS

42.2830

-88.1830

64.2

CRZW3

CRIVITZ-15 NW-THUNDER

45.3225

-88.2856

54

DENW3

DENMARK-WWTP

44.3480

-87.8210

57.7

DGEW3

DODGE-COOP

44.1331

-91.5511

66.6

DGVW3

DODGEVILLE-WWTP

42.9610

-90.1160

56.7

DLH

DULUTH, MN

46.8369

-92.2103

129.3

DLNW3

DELAVAN-WWTP

42.6344

-88.6628

35

DONW3

DARLINGTON-2 NE

42.7040

-90.0980

61.5

DRDW3

DURAND

44.6210

-91.9890

65.4

EARW3

EAGLE RIVER

45.9170

-89.2500

83.9

EGRW3

EAGLE RIVER-SOUTH

45.9140

-89.2440

79.2

EHBW3

EGG HARBOR-WWTP

45.0439

-87.2719

64.6

ELRW3

EAU CLAIRE

44.7880

-91.5160

84.2

ELWW3

ELLSWORTH

44.7303

-92.4586

73.4

EPHW3

EPHRAIM-5 SE-NORTH BAY

45.1170

-87.0670

81

EPLW3

KNOWLTON-4W-BIG EP DAM

44.7310

-89.7600

68.5

EPMW3

EPHRAIM-1 NE-WWTP

45.1710

-87.1540

64.9

FATW3

FORT ATKINSON-SW-WWTP

42.9040

-88.8580

49.7

FDLW3

FOND DU LAC-WWTP

43.7961

-88.4505

48.6

FISW3

FISH CK.-1 E-WWTP

45.1240

-87.2290

79

FLNW3

FLORENCE

45.9170

-88.2500

64.6

FORM5

FOREST LAKE

45.3397

-92.9125

84.4

FORW3

FORESTVILLE-4 E

44.6980

-87.3970

57.8

FRAW3

FRANCIS CREEK

44.2010

-87.7190

59.2

FRSW3

FRIENDSHIP

43.9500

-89.7500

63.2

GATW3

GRAFTON-1 S-WWTP

43.3080

-87.9550

38.1

GERW3

GERMANTOWN-WWTP

43.2260

-88.1240

59.9

GLLW3

GALESVILLE 

44.0744

-91.3260

59

GMIW3

GAYS MILLS-COOP

43.3168

-90.8452

32.5

GORW3

GORDON DNR

46.2500

-91.8000

75.3

GTTI4

GUTTENBERG, IA

42.7858

-91.0997

36.4

GURW3

GURNEY

46.4670

-90.5000

121.5

HANW3

HANCOCK-UW FARM

44.1000

-89.5170

63.9

HHLW3

HOLY HILL-3 E

43.2420

-88.2900

61.1

HINW3

HINGHAM-WWTP

43.6410

-87.9050

65.6

HOLW3

HOLCOMBE

45.2294

-91.1353

56.5

HORW3

HORICON-WWTP

43.4410

-88.6330

60.9

HSFW3

HUSTISFORD-SOUTH-WWTP

43.3400

-88.6010

59.1

HSTM5

HASTINGS

44.7597

-92.8689

67.7

HURW3

HURLEY

46.4500

-90.1830

161

IRMM4

IRONWOOD, MI-WWTP

46.4636

-90.1592

222.2

JFNW3

JEFFERSON-WWTP

42.9950

-88.8040

39.5

JIMW3

JIM FALLS

45.0670

-91.3330

73.9

JNUW3

JUNEAU-3 SW-OAK GROVE

43.3750

-88.7410

50.3

JUMW3

JUMP RIVER

45.3561

-90.8025

97.4

KEEW3

MERTON-1 N-LAKE KEESUS

43.1670

-88.3000

49.6

KENW3

KENOSHA-WWTP

42.5500

-87.8142

38.4

KKKW3

KEWAUNEE

44.4628

-87.5050

43.1

LAKW3

LAKEWOOD

45.3100

-88.5180

62.3

LANW3

LANCASTER-4WSW-UW FARM

42.8170

-90.7830

42.5

LAOW3

LAONA

45.5170

-88.7500

85.1

LCFW3

LA CROSSE-4NW-FRENCH I

43.8670

-91.2730

60.1

LDSW3

LADYSMITH

45.4650

-91.1240

66

LSGI4

LANSING-4 SE, IA

43.3197

-91.1617

52.7

LUCW3

LUCK

45.5733

-92.4850

93.7

LVDW3

PHELPS-4 N-L.V. DESERT

46.1210

-89.0760

91.1

MAIW3

MADELINE ISLAND

46.7780

-90.7670

155.2

MANW3

MANITOWOC 

44.0869

-87.6522

29.8

MAUW3

MAUSTON

43.7899

-90.0597

60

MEDW3

MEDFORD-WWTP

45.1170

-90.3330

61.2

MENW3

MENOMONIE

44.8753

-91.9381

78.5

MERW3

MERCER RANGER STATION

46.1656

-90.0625

88.7

MFDW3

MARSHFIELD-3SE-UW FARM

44.6330

-90.1000

81.8

MMCW3

MILWAUKEE-MT MARY COLL

43.0730

-88.0310

32.4

MNOW3

CEDAR FALLS

44.9354

-91.8884

56

MONW3

MONROE-WWTP

42.5990

-89.6680

47.7

MQRW3

MINOCQUA

45.8860

-89.7320

69.3

MRBW3

MT. HOREB-1 S-WWTP

42.9780

-89.7380

65.9

MRIW3

MARINETTE-WWTP

45.0910

-87.6290

44.3

MRPW3

MINERAL PT.-NORTHEAST

42.8660

-90.1690

57.2

MSN

MADISON-AIRPORT

43.1397

-89.3375

70.6

MTLW3

MONTELLO-WWTP

43.7800

-89.3000

56.1

MTOW3

MILTON-WWTP

42.7800

-88.9440

43.7

MWC

MILWAUKEE-TIMMERMAN

43.1108

-88.0344

25.6

NAHW3

NEENAH-EAST

44.1730

-88.4480

65.4

NAZW3

ST. NAZIANZ-2 W

44.0040

-87.9640

74.3

NGLW3

NEW GLARUS

42.8350

-89.6210

73.6

NHNW3

NEW HOLSTEIN-EAST-WWTP

43.9530

-88.0770

67.2

NONW3

NEW LONDON-COOP

44.3830

-88.7330

60.7

NSHW3

NESHKORO-NA HYDRO

43.9633

-89.2172

53.9

OCNW3

OCONTO

44.9000

-87.9500

69

OCOW3

OCONOMOWOC-WEST-WWTP

43.1020

-88.5030

44.1

OKHW3

OSHKOSH-WWTP

44.0330

-88.5500

56.8

OMWW3

OMRO-2 SW

44.0210

-88.7800

63.9

ONCW3

OCONOMOWOC-SOUTH

43.0950

-88.4870

46.9

OOOW3

OCONOMOWOC-2 SW

43.0883

-88.5128

59.6

OOSW3

OSHKOSH-6 S

43.9380

-88.5430

68.5

OSH

OSHKOSH-AIRPORT

43.9842

-88.5569

57.5

OTRW3

ONTARIO-1 W

43.7230

-90.6030

56.5

PADW3

PADDOCK LAKE-WWTP

42.5810

-88.0900

41.8

PATW3

PATTISON RANGER STATION

46.5272

-92.1228

79

PHEW3

PHELPS-WWTP

46.0500

-89.0330

102.3

PITW3

PITTSVILLE-WWTP

44.4370

-90.1320

69.2

PLFW3

PARK FALLS DNR HQ

45.9344

-90.4414

93.4

PLLW3

PELL LAKE-1 SE-WWTP

42.5320

-88.3330

32.5

PLOW3

PLOVER-SOUTH

44.4330

-89.5330

70.3

PMYW3

PALMYRA-3 SE

42.8440

-88.5520

53.4

PORW3

PORTAGE-WWTP

43.5320

-89.4380

49.3

POYW3

POY SIPPI-2 SW

44.1080

-89.0160

59

PSHW3

PESHTIGO WWTP

45.0281

-87.7356

62.8

PSQW3

PRESQUE ISLE-4 SW

46.1830

-89.7670

59.9

PULW3

PULASKI-WWTP

44.6780

-88.2280

61.7

RBGW3

REEDSBURG-WWTP

43.5230

-89.9980

57.7

RCNW3

RACINE-LAKESHORE-WWTP

42.7040

-87.7850

36.4

RDBW3

REEDSBURG-1 NE-UCOOP

43.5533

-89.9972

61.6

RDMW3

WILLARD-ROCK DAM

44.7340

-90.8430

57.2

RHIW3

RHINELANDER-SOUTHWEST

45.6286

-89.4231

62.6

RHLW3

RHINELANDER-4 NE

45.6527

-89.3074

65.6

RHRW3

RHINELANDER SOUTHWEST

45.6214

-89.4092

71

RICW3

RICHLAND CENTER

43.3170

-90.3670

44.3

RIDW3

RIDGELAND

45.2142

-91.8875

82

RILW3

RICE LAKE

45.4164

-91.7719

78.9

RKNW3

MARKESAN-WWTP

43.7030

-88.9990

66.7

RLKW3

REST LK MANITOWISH WATERS

46.1222

-89.8772

104

RNBW3

GREEN BAY NWS

44.4978

-88.1108

74.2

ROBW3

ROBERTS

44.9710

-92.5620

79.8

RRLW3

MERRILL

45.1786

-89.6617

57

RVFW3

RIVER FALLS

44.8542

-92.6122

85.4

SACW3

SAUK CITY-1 SW-WWTP

43.2600

-89.7360

54.3

SAUW3

WAUSAU-TV

44.9463

-89.6222

78.8

SAVW3

SAUKVILLE-WWTP

43.3747

-87.9394

38.7

SBEW3

STURGEON BAY-3 NE-UW

44.8670

-87.3330

64

SCFW3

ST. CROIX

45.4117

-92.6464

49.8

SEEW3

S MILW.-WWTP-LAKESHORE

42.9010

-87.8490

27.1

SHEW3

SHELDON

45.3119

-90.9592

80.3

SHHW3

SHAWANO WWTP

44.7631

-88.6183

64.1

SHIW3

SHIOCTON-UTILITY

44.5000

-88.8000

59.8

SLRW3

SLINGER-1 NW-WWTP

43.3280

-88.2980

58.6

SNOW3

SHAWANO-4 SE

44.7543

-88.5261

52.5

SOSW3

SUPERIOR

46.6500

-92.1000

86.1

SOYW3

SOUTH WAYNE-4 SW

42.5110

-89.8940

50.2

SPCW3

SPENCER-WWTP

44.7540

-90.2890

70.9

SPOW3

SPOONER EXP FARM

45.8240

-91.7000

70.9

SPRW3

SPRING VALLEY

44.8528

-92.2381

42.5

SRTW3

SPARTA-WWTP

43.9365

-90.8163

38.2

SSPW3

SOLON SPRINGS

46.3554

-91.8316

70.2

STAW3

STANLEY

44.9670

-90.9330

78.4

STGW3

ST GERMAIN

45.9180

-89.4450

84.5

STOW3

STOUGHTON-WWTP

42.9110

-89.2140

56.3

STPW3

STEVENS POINT-WWTP

44.5000

-89.5670

66.7

STRW3

STRATFORD

44.8333

-90.0889

55.9

SULW3

SUMMIT LAKE

45.3788

-89.1941

66.3

SYGW3

SHEBOYGAN-SOUTH

43.7190

-87.7250

32.1

SYNW3

SHEBOYGAN-SOUTHWEST

43.7360

-87.7350

52.4

TAHW3

TAYCHEEDAH-ST. PETER

43.8380

-88.3500

60.3

TAKW3

TOMAHAWK-BRADLEY-RICE

45.5170

-89.7500

67.5

TREW3

TREMPEALEAU-DAM 6-COE

44.0010

-91.4390

50.5

TWOW3

TWO RIVERS-WATER

44.1500

-87.5680

52

UGRW3

UNION GROVE-WWTP

42.6900

-88.0320

43.2

UPSW3

UPSON

46.3670

-90.4000

186.4

VOK

VOLK FIELD

43.9392

-90.2531

48.7

WAOW3

WAUTOMA-SANITARY

44.1405

-89.2977

62.3

WASW3

WASHINGTON ISLAND

45.3670

-86.9330

71.4

WATW3

WATERTOWN-WWTP

43.1750

-88.7350

54.5

WCCW3

WAUKESHA-WWTP

43.0060

-88.2490

33.3

WEBW3

WEBSTER 9SE

45.7830

-92.2170

67.6

WESW3

WESTBY-WWTP

43.6670

-90.8330

56.5

WFDW3

WATERFORD-1 NW

42.7830

-88.2200

42.9

WHTW3

WHITEWATER-WWTP

42.8510

-88.7250

28.8

WILW3

WILLOW RESERVOIR

45.7130

-89.8450

53.5

WIRW3

WIS. RAPIDS-POWER

44.4000

-89.8170

74.7

WLKW3

WHITE LAKE-COOP

45.1452

-88.7416

66

WPKW3

HALES CORNERS-WHITNALL

42.9370

-88.0300

42.4

WPTW3

WIND POINT

42.7770

-87.7710

36.3

WROW3

WILD ROSE-6NE-TWIN LKS

44.2320

-89.1440

57.2

WRPW3

WIS RAPIDS-WATER WORKS

44.3880

-89.8050

51.2

WSFW3

B DAM-TOWN OF WESTFORD

43.4720

-88.8830

97.4

WSKW3

WAUSAUKEE-DNR

45.3830

-87.9500

66.9

WSTW3

WEST BEND-FIRE

43.4320

-88.1610

50.9

WTBW3

WEST BEND-1 SE-WATER

43.4110

-88.1940

62.9

WTRW3

WINTER

45.8480

-91.0840

54.3

WWWW3

WAUPACA

44.3547

-89.0592

72.7

WYGW3

WEYAUWEGA

44.3210

-88.9290

60.6

Below is a graph showing the number of winter storms that affected Wisconsin going back to 1975. Click on image for larger version.

WI winter storm graph


Kapela/Hahn, WFO Milwaukee 



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