||This blizzard was round #2 of a 1-2 Winter Storm/Blizzard, with about a 12 hour separation between rounds. Heavy snows at the rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour occurred for several hours along with frequent east wind gusts of 30 to 33 knots (35 to 38 mph) reduced visibilities to 1/8 to 1/4 mile. Thunder and lightning were noted. The associated blowing snow generated snow drifts of 3 to 7 feet in height! Several roads in Jeffeson and Waukesha counties were closed because snowplow crews were unable to keep up with the blowing and drifting snow. Numerous social activities were cancelled. Many airplane flights were cancelled or delayed at Madison's Truax Field (Dane Co.). There were numerous reports of vehicle accidents, and some of them ended up with injuries (indirectly-related). Even snowplow trucks got stuck in the snow drifts! Numerous social activities were cancelled. The weight of the heavy snow collapsed the roof a pole shed near Fox Lake (Dodge Co.), resulting the death of two cows. The weight of the snow and winds gusts led to scattered electrical outages in the counties of Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Racine. New snow accumulations include: 10.5 inches in Westfield (Marquette Co.), 8 to 9 inches in Green Lake County, 8 inches in Fond du Lac (Fond du Lac Co.), 7 inches in Howards Grove (Sheboygan Co.), 11.5 inches in Spring Green (Sauk Co.), about 10 inches near Arlington (Columbia Co.), 9.5 inches in Watertown (Dodge Co.), 10 inches in Jackson (Washington Co.), 6 to 7 inches in western Ozaukee County, 10 to 11 inches in far north-central Iowa County, about 10 inches south of Marshall (Dane Co.), 12.5 inches at the NWS office about 3.8 miles southeast of Sullivan (Jefferson Co.), 10 to 11 inches from Merton to Dousman (Waukesha Co.), 6 to 7 inches across Lafayette County, and 6 to 7 inches across the western half of Green County. Within a mile or so of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties the accumulations were only 1 to 3 inches due to the warming effects of Lake Michigan. Synoptically, a strong low pressure moved northeast through central Illinois into lower Michigan, resulting in the tightest surface pressure gradient and winds over southern Wisconsin.|This blizzard event changed around 0351 CST on the 25th to a Winter Storm event that continued until the late morning hours of the 25th. Refer to related stories in the other Blizzard and Winter Storm events for February 24th and 25th for south-central and southeast Wisconsin.| |Starting during the overnight hours of the 25th, periods of leftover, wrap-around snow affected southern Wisconsin until about 0600CST on February 26th. This leftover snow accumulated another 1 to 4 inches. Consequently, the total new snowfall for the period of February 23-26, 2007 ranged from 8 to 12 inches near the Illinois border to 19 to 21 inches from Wisconsin Dells (Columbia Co.) to the Fond du Lac area (Fond du Lac Co.), with lesser amounts near the Lake Michigan shoreline.