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Event Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-14 16:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-16 03:00:00.0 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 An arctic cold front moved through during the afternoon and early evening hours of December 14th. With the frontal passage, temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in 2 to 3 hours at many locations. In fact, a temperature change of around 40 degrees was common from the morning to the evening hours of December 14th.
The cold was made more significant as northwest winds increased into the 20 to 30 mph range, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. These strong winds, coupled with plummeting temperatures, created dangerous wind chills of 20 below to 40 below. Bitter cold conditions persisted through the day and into the evening on December 15.
Event Narrative The lowest unofficial wind chill readings were -25F at Black River Falls with peak wind gusts of 28 mph.


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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
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 15:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 15:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 15:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 15:20 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 15:30 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 16:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 16:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 16:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 16:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 16:55 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 17:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 17:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 17:30 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K