Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area POLK
WFO MPX
Report Source Department of Highways
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-08 13:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-09 15:00:00.0 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 powerful winter storm developed across the central plains Tuesday afternoon, and quickly intensified as it moved across the southern Great Lakes by Wednesday morning.
A broad area of light snow developed across southern Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon, but heavier snowfall develop during the evening and overnight hours as the storm intensified. Several locations in west central Wisconsin reported nearly a foot of snow by Wednesday morning, with the heaviest report in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at 13.1 inches. Stanley, Baldwin, and Augusta all reported a foot of snow as the storm departed Wednesday evening.
In addition to the heavy snowfall reports, strong winds developed and caused near blizzard conditions for a large area of west central Wisconsin. Frequent gusts of 25 to 35 mph were reported during the height of the storm.
Event Narrative The local highway department observed hazardous driving conditions early Wednesday morning as snowfall became heavier. Wind speeds also increased and were sustained between 20 and 30 mph during the height of the storm. Wind and snow begun to decrease Wednesday afternoon as the storm moved east of the area. Total snowfall amounts ranged from 4 to 9 inches.


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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
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAU CLAIRE (ZONE) EAU CLAIRE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEPIN (ZONE) PEPIN (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. CROIX (ZONE) ST. CROIX (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 13:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARRON (ZONE) BARRON (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 13:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSK (ZONE) RUSK (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 13:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K