Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-08 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-03-08 19:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deepening surface low pressure system tracked across northern Illinois into southern lower Michigan. The low produced a band of heavy snow and gusty winds across portions of South-central and East-central Wisconsin. A period of freezing rain deposited 0.10 to 0.20 of an inch of ice before changing over to all snow. Maximum snowfall totals of 6 to 7 inches fell across northwest Fond Du Lac, Green Lake, and Marquette counties. Snow totals in the counties of Sauk, Columbia, northern Dane, Dodge, and Sheboygan were only in the 2 to 5 inch range due to a mixture of rain, sleet, and freezing rain changing to snow. There were several media reports of broken tree branches, felled trees, and some scattered power outages due to the weight of the wet snow and freezing rain along with gusty winds to 30 to 35 knots (40 mph). An isolated gust to 55 knots (64 mph) was measured at the Sheboygan County Airport (KSBM) at 1513CST. In Sheboygan County the Sheriff Department reported at least a dozen vehicle accidents due to slippery streets and driving too fast for road conditions, and there were 19 reports of trees or branches down on power-lines in this county. Near Theresa in northeast Dodge County, a roll-over resulted in one injury (indirectly related).
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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
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 03/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K