Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Dense Fog
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-26 10:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-27 18:00:00.0 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 The combination of south winds, above normal temperatures, and snow melt resulted in the formation of a long-duration dense fog event across south-central and southeast Wisconsin. Visibilities were reduced to 1/16 to 1/4 mile while there was occasional light rain, or light snow, or light drizzle. The media noted a few vehicle accidents and some airplane flights were delayed or cancelled at the major airports in Madison and Milwaukee. Overnight low temperatures dropped to only the mid 30s to mid 40s. Milwaukee tied its record daily maximum temperature of 51F on December 26th. Madison's maximum temperature of 49F on December 27th was one degree short of their record daily high. On the 27th, maximum temperatures across south-central and southeast Wisconsin ranged from 42 at Juneau (Dodge Co.) to 58 in Kenosha (Kenosha Co.). Normals for this time of the year are 25 to 30 for maximum temperatures and 10 to 18 for minimum temperatures. The precipitation and snowmelt that occurred during this dense fog event ultimately resulted in river flooding along the major rivers in southeast Wisconsin from December 27th through the end of the month or even into early January, 2009. Water levels exceeded flood stage by 2.56 feet at New Munster on the Fox River in western Kenosha County. In Racine County, the Root River Canal near Raymond exceeded flood stage by 1.53 feet. Some bottomland roads were closed, but no damage was reported to residential homes or businesses.
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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
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 12/26/2008 10:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K