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Event Winter Weather
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-02-26 22:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-02-27 03:00:00.0 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 A mix of snow, freezing rain, sleet, and some rain fell across South-central and Southeast Wisconsin during the overnight hours. Once temperatures dropped from the 32 to 35 degree range down to the 30 to 32 range, a glazing of ice up to 1/8 inch developed on untreated roads surfaces. Media reports indicated that hundreds of vehicle accidents and slide-offs occurred. Vehicle crash responders were overwhelmed and could not immediately respond to some of the accidents. Just after daybreak in the Civil Town of Oakland, southeast of Lake Mills in western Jefferson County, a vehicle slid into another vehicle, resulting in 1 fatality and 1 critical injury (both indirectly-related). West of Lake Mills, a hilly portion of Interstate-94 iced up about 2330CST February 26th, completely preventing west-bound vehicles from making it up the grade. Synoptically, a vigorous low pressure tracked out of the Nebraska area through Northern Illinois and then to the Lake Huron area. Prior to the freezing rain and glazing of road surfaces, showers and thunderstorms left rainfall amounts of around an inch along with some pea-size hail. At a location 5 SW Downtown Madison, an observer measured 1.31 inches of rain.
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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
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 02/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K