Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area PIERCE
WFO MPX
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-15 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-16 09:00:00.0 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 upper level pattern the second week of January had a very strong long-wave trough across the Great Lakes region that basically caused significant arctic air to invade the upper Midwest. A deep snow pack and several minor snowfall events prior to this arctic outbreak allowed for little modification of this air mass as it dived southward. Temperatures dropped below zero and stayed below zero for the majority of the outbreak. In addition to the low temperatures, brisk winds of 10 to 20 mph caused wind chill values to drop into the 35 to 45 below range. Some of the coldest wind chill values are as follows; New Richmond -35, Osceola at -42, Eau Claire at -39, and Rice Lake at -42.
Event Narrative As temperatures fell well below zero, and wind speeds increased slightly, dangerous wind chill values were felt for several hours across the area.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSK (ZONE) RUSK (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAU CLAIRE (ZONE) EAU CLAIRE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. CROIX (ZONE) ST. CROIX (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARRON (ZONE) BARRON (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEPIN (ZONE) PEPIN (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K