Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-21 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-22 12:00:00.0 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 Yet another bitter cold air mass pushed across southern Wisconsin in the wake of a winter storm. West winds of 13 to 17 knots (15 to 20 mph) with gusts to 26 to 35 knots (30 to 40 mph) generated wind chills of -20 to -34. Actual air temperatures at the start of this event ranged from -7 at Mineral Point (Iowa Co.) to 21 at Sheboygan, but eventually dropped to a range from -5 at the Lone Rock Airport (Sauk Co.) to a +5 at Timmerman Field in Milwaukee County. A newspaper carrier about 3 miles east of Monticello (Green Co.) died due to exposure after his vehicle got stuck in a snow drift. In Sheboygan County, a man in the Town of Holland died within 1/2 mile of his home due to exposure after his vehicle was involved in an accident. Although not related to the bitter cold wind chills, a vehicle roll-over in southern Sauk County during the overnight hours resulted in 6 people suffering indirectly-related injuries (vehicle moving too fast for slippery conditions). In the city of Milwaukee, the driver of a vehicle lost control on an icy patch on Interstate-43 and went over a guard rail and dropped 15 feet onto an onramp below. The driver suffered serious injuries.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 12/21/2008 02:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 0 0.00K 0.00K