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Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State WISCONSIN
County/Area FOREST
WFO GRB
Begin Date 05/07/2010 18:00:00 CST-6
End Date 05/08/2010 06:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A late season snow affected much of north-central and northeast Wisconsin as low pressure moved from central Illinois to lower Michigan. Just over 6 inches of snow fell in 12 hours at several locations in Langlade County and Forest County. Some of the highest snowfalls totals included 6.7 inches at Laona (Forest Co.), 6.5 inches at Crandon (Forest Co.) and 6.0 inches at Elcho (Langlade Co.).

Generally 3 to 5 inches of snow fell in eastern and central Marathon County. An observer near Elderon, in southeast Marathon County, reported 3.0 inches of snow. The heavy, wet snow damaged nearly all of the ginseng gardens in the county as mesh shade structures, designed to protect the plants from sunlight, crushed the plants under the weight of the heavy wet snow. Damage to the crops was estimated to be at least $15 million.

Wisconsin produces 95 percent of the nation's ginseng, most of it in Marathon County.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 15.000M
LANGLADE (ZONE) LANGLADE (ZONE) WI 05/07/2010 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARATHON (ZONE) MARATHON (ZONE) WI 05/07/2010 18:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 15.000M
FOREST (ZONE) FOREST (ZONE) WI 05/07/2010 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 15.000M