Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-01-17 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-01-17 23:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Low pressure, driven by a vorticity maximum that moved across central and southern sections of Wisconsin, tracked across northern Illinois. Snow began falling early in the morning of the 17th with warm air advection ahead of the system, and continued through the day as the system moved through. Snow totals of 3 to 6 inches were widespread across South Central and Southeast Wisconsin, with a few locations receiving more than 6 inches of snow over the nearly 18-hour event. Winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, reduced visibilities with blowing and drifting snow. Numerous accidents were reported across southern Wisconsin. A semi-trailer truck slid off the Interstate 90-94 bridge over Mirror Lake, killing (indirectly-related) the driver and critically injuring (indirectly-related) a passenger. The accident closed westbound lanes of the interstate for a time, with traffic reduced to one lane for days afterward until authorities could examine damage to the bridge and deem it safe for regular traffic flow.
Event Narrative Snowfall totals over a near 18-hour period ranged from 3 to 5 inches, with winds gusting to 30 mph at times reducing visibilities to under a mile in blowing and drifting snow. A coop observer in Portage measured 5.0 inches of snow.


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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
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 01/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K