Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Winter Storm
County/Area OZAUKEE
Report Source COOP Observer
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-01 04:00:00.0 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 first winter storm of the 2008-09 winter season over south-central and southeast Wisconsin started during the afternoon hours of November 30th, but continued to 0400 CST in the pre-dawn hours of December 1st. Snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches were accompanied by northeast winds gusting to 25 to 30 mph, which led to some blowing and drifting of the snow in open and exposed areas. Visibilities at the height of the storm were reduced to 3/8 to 5/8 mile. The greatest accumulations of 6 to 10 inches occurred in a 20-mile wide band extending from Clinton in southeast Rock County northeast to Delafield (Waukesha Co.) to West Bend (Washington Co.) to extreme north-central Sheboygan County. The northern extent of this band actually ended in central Manitowoc County. Maximum accumulations included 10 at Ada (5NW Howards Grove) and Random Lake in Sheboygan County; an estimated 9 to 10 in extreme northwest Ozaukee County; 9.4 at the NWS Forecast Office southeast of Sullivan (Jefferson Co.); 9.3 at Germantown (Washington Co.), 9.1 at West Bend (Washington Co.); 8 at 3SE Palmyra (Jefferson Co.), 7 at Delavan (Walworth Co.) and Eagle (Waukesha Co.); an estimated 6 to 7 in extreme northwest Milwaukee County and southeast Rock County; almost 6 in the extreme southeast corners of Fond du Lac County and Dodge County; 5 to 6 in extreme northwest Racine County; 4 in extreme northwest Kenosha County; 3.7 at Brodhead (Green Co.); and 3 in south-central Dane County. Numerous vehicle accidents were reported in all counties due to icy, slippery, and snow covered roads. Several delayed or cancelled airline flights at Milwaukee Mitchell Field were reported, where 3.3 were measured. The morning commute was slowed down based on Department of Transportation reports. Between 0600 CST and 0900 CST on December 1st, about 19,000 utility customers lost electrical power in parts of Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, and Racine Counties due to tree branches impacting ice-covered power-lines. An indirect fatality was reported in Milwaukee County on December 1st when a 64-year-old man died while snow-blowing (he may have had a heart attack). In Sheboygan County on December 1st, vehicle accidents resulted in 5 people being indirectly injured, and in Green County 2 indirect injuries were reported. The indirect fatality and injuries were entered into the December, 2008, StormData issuance since they occurred in December. Synoptically, low pressure moved northeast through Missouri to Illinois to southern Michigan. Based on WSR-88D Doppler radar, some lake-enhancement (Lake Michigan) aided in snow accumulations thanks to northeast winds.
Event Narrative


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
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 12/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K