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Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 12/21/2008 18:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/22/2008 10:30:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative After being hit by heavy snow December 18 and 19, southwest and central Wisconsin were impacted by another winter storm December 20 through 21. Highest snowfall amounts were mainly 4 to 7 inches, with specific reports of 7.5 inches near Galesville (Trempealeau County) and 6.5 inches near La Crosse (La Crosse County) and Warrens (Monroe County).

Northwest winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph in the wake of an arctic cold front produced blowing and drifting snow, especially on ridgetops. In addition to the wind and snow, sharply falling temperatures resulted in bitterly cold wind chills of 20 below to 40 below, which lingered into December 22.

Due to several in a series of snow-producing systems, La Crosse would go on to establish an all-time record monthly snowfall of 32.7 inches for December 2008. The previous record snowfall for December was 30.4 inches in 1990.
Event Narrative Black River Falls had an unofficial wind chill of -33F.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 08:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 08:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 08:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 08:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 12/20/2008 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K