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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area FLORENCE
WFO GRB
Report Source Park/Forest Service
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-08 15:00:00.0 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
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative One of the biggest winter storms in years pounded much of Wisconsin, including the northeast part of the state. Snow developed as low pressure rapidly deepened as it moved across Illinois into Lake Michigan. Strong winds in response to the deepening low created blowing snow and near blizzard conditions very early in the morning on the 9th across parts of northeast Wisconsin. Winds gusted to over 50 mph in Door County, and to 48 mph at the NWS Green Bay office. During the height of the storm, lightning and thunder were reported in the Green Bay area and in central Wisconsin.
The extremely wet and heavy snow combined with high winds to cause widespread tree damage and numerous power outages in northern Door County, mainly in the Baileys Harbor area and on Washington Island. Utility company reports indicated that about 12,000 customers, mostly in Door, Kewaunee and Marinette counties, lost power during the storm.
Widespread snowfalls of 8 to 16 inches were reported across much of northeast, east-central and central Wisconsin. Some of the highest totals included 16.5 inches in Allouez and Ledgeview (Brown Co.), 16.2 inches on Green Bay's east side (Brown Co.), 15.6 inches in Scandinavia (Waupaca Co.) and 15.5 inches at St. Nazianz (Manitowoc Co.). Officially, 14.7 inches fell in at the National Weather Service in Green Bay.
The 14.7 inches in Green Bay placed the storm in the top six biggest snowstorms in Green Bay weather history (observations since 1886), and was the biggest December snowstorm ever.
Event Narrative


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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
SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUPACA (ZONE) WAUPACA (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONEIDA (ZONE) ONEIDA (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VILAS (ZONE) VILAS (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST (ZONE) FOREST (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAWANO (ZONE) SHAWANO (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE (ZONE) FLORENCE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOOD (ZONE) WOOD (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGLADE (ZONE) LANGLADE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARATHON (ZONE) MARATHON (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENOMINEE (ZONE) MENOMINEE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUSHARA (ZONE) WAUSHARA (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTAGE (ZONE) PORTAGE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEWAUNEE (ZONE) KEWAUNEE (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALUMET (ZONE) CALUMET (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOR (ZONE) DOOR (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANITOWOC (ZONE) MANITOWOC (ZONE) WI 12/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K