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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area MENOMINEE
WFO GRB
Report Source Unknown
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-03-22 17:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-03-23 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 low pressure system that moved across northern Illinois from Iowa received plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. The abundant Gulf moisture allowed the late-season storm to produce plenty of heavy, wet snow and occasional thundersnow across parts of central and northeast Wisconsin on March 22nd-23rd. During the two-day period, many locations received more than a foot of snow. Lightning from the storm destroyed a house in Marathon County.
The high water content of the snow caused more problems than would normally be expected with storms having similar snowfall totals. In Marathon County, a squad car was stuck in the snow for three hours on the 23rd, and two plow trucks that tried to push it free also became stuck. Plows in Marathon County not only became stuck in the snow, but several broke down mechanically attempting to clear the snow from the road. A buildup of hardened snow caused a freight car to derail behind a paper mill in Rhinelander (Oneida Co.) on the afternoon of the 23rd. The weight of the snow from this storm caused the roof to collapse at a consignment shop on the west side of Green Bay (Brown Co.) on the evening of March 28th.
Some of the highest snowfall totals from across the area included 18.8 inches at Shawano (Shawano Co.), 18.0 inches at Irma (Lincoln Co.), 17.8 inches at Green Bay, 17.0 inches at Peshtigo (Marinette Co.) and Oconto (Oconto Co.), 16.0 inches at Casco (Kewaunee Co.), 14.8 inches at Rhinelander, 14.6 inches near Laona (Forest Co.), 14.5 inches at Sturgeon Bay (Door Co.), 13.5 inches near Big Falls (Waupaca Co.) and 12.1 inches at Mosinee (Marathon Co.).
The 17.8 inches of snow that fell in Green Bay was the most from a single storm in more than 120 years. It was also the third highest storm total since Green Bay weather records began in 1886.
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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 0 566.40K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 269.70K 0.00K
SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUPACA (ZONE) WAUPACA (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANITOWOC (ZONE) MANITOWOC (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAWANO (ZONE) SHAWANO (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEWAUNEE (ZONE) KEWAUNEE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOR (ZONE) DOOR (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALUMET (ZONE) CALUMET (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENOMINEE (ZONE) MENOMINEE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST (ZONE) FOREST (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ONEIDA (ZONE) ONEIDA (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGLADE (ZONE) LANGLADE (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARATHON (ZONE) MARATHON (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) WI 03/22/2011 17:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KNOWLTON MARATHON CO. WI 03/22/2011 23:49 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 296.70K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 566.40K 0.00K