Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-28 16:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-03-29 10:00:00.0 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 Strong low pressure tracked northeast from southeast Missouri to southeast Lower Michigan during the night of March 28th into the morning of March 29th. Maximum snowfall totals of 6 to 8 inches were recorded over Racine, Kenosha, and far southern Milwaukee counties. Specific accumulations included 8.3 inches 2NE of Sturtevant, 7.5 inches in Paddock Lake (Kenosha Co.), 6.5 inches in the northwest part of Franklin (Milwaukee Co.), an estimated 6 inches in the Muskego area (Waukesha Co.), 5 inches in Whitewater (Walworth Co.), 4.5 inches in Germantown (Washington Co.), and 3 to 4 inches in far southern Jefferson County and far northeastern Rock County. Spotters reported thundersnow near the city of Racine around 0500CST on the 29th, with wind gusts in excess of 40 mph near Lake Michigan creating near-blizzard conditions at times. While snow amounts to the north and west were less, a mixture of sleet, rain, freezing rain, and snow created very hazardous driving conditions. Ice accumulations of 0.10 of an inch, and sleet accumulations between 1/2 inch to 1 inch were reported during the course of the storm. The media reported dozens of vehicle accidents due to slippery road surfaces. In Richfield (Washington Co.) a 2-vehicle accident resulted in 3 fatalities and 4 injuries (all indirectly-related). In the City of Milwaukee (Milwaukee Co.) three men died while shoveling the heavy snow (indirectly-related). We Energies reported 13,000 customers lost electricity due to weather related damage in parts of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties.
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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
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 03/28/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K