Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State WISCONSIN
County/Area RUSK
WFO MPX
Report Source County Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-12-31 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-12-31 23:45:00.0 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 storm system developed across the Central Plains Saturday morning, December 31st, and quickly intensified and moved east across the Midwest by Sunday morning, January 1st. It created a large area of rain during the afternoon, and early evening across southern and eastern Minnesota, as well as west-central Wisconsin before quickly turning over to a period of heavy wet snow New Years Eve. Although snowfall amounts averaged between 3 and 5 inches, the quick nature of the turn over from rain to snow, the abnormally warm early Winter season over the Upper Midwest, and due to the holiday, a winter storm warning was issued for portions of west-central Wisconsin. Due to the intense and quick nature of the heavy wet snow, numerous accidents occurred during the height of the storm.
Event Narrative Four to five inches of heavy wet snow fell during the evening of Saturday, December 31st. The quick turnover to snow, the time of day, and the holiday celebration caused several accidents across the county. Most of the heavy snow fell before midnight, but an inch or two did occur past midnight.


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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
BARRON (ZONE) BARRON (ZONE) WI 12/31/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) WI 12/31/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSK (ZONE) RUSK (ZONE) WI 12/31/2011 21:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K