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Event Details

Event Extreme Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-15 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-16 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 Onen of the coldest arctic blasts in 10 to 15 years numbed residents of South-central and Southeast Wisconsin during the period of Thursday, January 15th through the noon hour on January 16th. Minimum air temperatures Thursday morning January 15th ranged from -10 in Sheboygan (Sheboygan Co.) to -24 in Sauk City (Sauk Co.). Maximum air temperatures on Thursday, January 15th ranged from -8 at Monroe (Green Co.) to +1 in the locations of Germantown (Washington Co.), West Allis (Milwaukee Co.), and Mt. Mary College (Milwaukee Co.). Minimum air temperatures during the pre-dawn hours of Friday, January 16th ranged from -11 in Sheboygan to -35 at the Lone Rock Airport (Sauk Co.). The lowest wind chill values during this arctic blast occurred during the pre-dawn hours of Friday, January 16th, and ranged from -35 in West Bend (Washington Co.) to -42.5 in Middleton (Dane Co.). During this arctic blast, the winds were generally west to southwest at 4 to 13 knots (5 to 15 mph), but the wind occasionally become calm overnight in some river valleys. No new record low temperatures were established. owever, Madison's minimum temperature of -19 on January 16th was the 7th coldest daily minimum on record since 1995. Madison's maximum temperature of -2 on January 15th was the 4th coldest daily maximum on record since 1995. Two people were treated for frostbite in a Madison hospital on January 15th. Numerous schools closed down on January 15th and 16th, and many civic clubs activities were cancelled. Synpotically, a massive high pressure dropped southeast from Alaska through central Canada and down into the mid-section of the United States.
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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 2 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 01/15/2009 06:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 0.00K 0.00K