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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-03 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-04 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 Light freezing rain spread across south-central and southeast Wisconsin during the overnight hours of January 3rd. Ice accumulations on road and sidewalks ranged from 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch, but there were some isolated 1/4 inch amounts. However, ice accumulations on trees and fences were minimal. Some light snow and sleet, with accumulations of less than an inch, occurred at the end of this winter weather event. This frezzing rain event had a large impact on society - in the form of thousands of vehicle accidents, and hundreds of people seeking medical treatment at hospitals. The media reported that vehicles slid off roads, rolled over, or slid backwards down hills. There were several reports of semi-tractor trailers jackknifing. A 7-year-old boy died (indirect) in a 2-vehicle accident near the intersection of STH 151 and CTH S southwest of Beaver Dam in Dodge County. Five other people were injured (indirect). It was reported that the vehicles were driving too fast for the icy road conditons. Two people were injured (indirect) in a 2-vehicle accident northeast of Janesville on STH 26 (Rock Co.). In Green County, the Sheriff Department noted that 6 people were injured (indirect) in various vehicle accidents. In Madison (Dane Co.), 177 people needed medical treatment at 3 hospitals due to falling on icy surfaces. In Fond du Lac County, at least 60 people fell on icy surfaces and required medical treatement. No doubt, many other people elsewhere in South-central and Southeast Wisconsin were injured in falls on ice surfaces. Synoptically, low pressure moved from the Southern Plains to Missouri to Northern Illinois to Lower Michigan.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 237 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 60 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 177 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 01/03/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 237 0.00K 0.00K