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Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State WISCONSIN
County/Area IRON
WFO DLH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-11 05:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-12 05:00:00.0 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 Parts of northwest Wisconsin were brushed by the northern edge of a significant snowstorm. Snow moved into the area early in the morning December 11th and picked up in intensity during the day before exiting to the east in the late evening and early overnight. With the low pressure system tracking well south, and a dry, arctic high pressure pushing in, a sharp gradient in snowfall accumulations was set up across the area. Areas in southern Washburn, Sawyer and Price Counties received 8-14 inches, with Sarona receiving 16.4 inches. However, this quickly dropped off to 2-4 inches in northern Burnett and western Bayfield Counties. A combination of lake effect and system snow produced higher totals in Ashland and Iron Counties with 10-18 inches falling in the higher terrain of the Gogebic Range. Gusty northeast winds up to 40 mph off Lake Superior during the height of the storm led to significant blowing and drifting snow in northern parts of Ashland and Iron Counties. Part of Highway 2 was closed just west of Ashland for a time, as it was deemed impassible.
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
PRICE (ZONE) PRICE (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNETT (ZONE) BURNETT (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAWYER (ZONE) SAWYER (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ASHLAND (ZONE) ASHLAND (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHBURN (ZONE) WASHBURN (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAYFIELD (ZONE) BAYFIELD (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRON (ZONE) IRON (ZONE) WI 12/11/2010 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K