Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area IRON
WFO DLH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-13 23:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-15 07:00:00.0 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 A strong winter storm moved through the upper Midwest over the weekend, providing the Northland with its first widespread snowfall of the winter season. Heavy snow combined with strong winds to create blizzard conditions near the head of Lake Superior, and near blizzard conditions elsewhere. The storm was preceded by mild weather, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. A period of rain and freezing rain fell on Saturday evening across northwest Wisconsin.
Six to 10 inches of snow fell across the region, with the highest amounts on the Bayfield Peninsula and in the Gogebic Range of Iron County.
Snow was heaviest across the region on Sunday afternoon, accumulating 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. Winds gusted to 40 to 50 mph in Superior, causing blizzard conditions with near zero visibility for several hours. U.S. Highway 2 near the Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, as well as in Superior, was closed Sunday afternoon due to the blowing and drifting snow.
Event Narrative


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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
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) WI 12/13/2008 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRON (ZONE) IRON (ZONE) WI 12/13/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAYFIELD (ZONE) BAYFIELD (ZONE) WI 12/13/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ASHLAND (ZONE) ASHLAND (ZONE) WI 12/13/2008 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHBURN (ZONE) WASHBURN (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER (ZONE) SAWYER (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNETT (ZONE) BURNETT (ZONE) WI 12/14/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K