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Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area MENOMINEE
WFO GRB
Report Source Unknown
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-28 18:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-02-29 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 from Colorado to Wisconsin produced a large area of heavy, wet snow across parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. A widespread snowfall of 8 to 16 inches, with locally higher amounts along with frequent wind gusts over 30 mph, affected much of north-central and far northeast Wisconsin. Snow fell at the rate of two to three inches per hour in the heaviest bands. Less snow fell in central and east-central Wisconsin as milder air surged north in advance of the storm system.
The wet snow and strong winds caused power outages to as many as 14,000 homes and businesses at the height of the storm. In addition, some roads in northern Wisconsin were nearly impassable during the heaviest snowfall.
North-central Wisconsin received the most snow from the storm. Some totals there included: 21.0 inches near Minocqua (Oneida Co.), 20.2 inches in Rhinelander (Oneida Co.), 19.0 inches at Laona (Forest Co.), 18.3 inches at St. Germain (Vilas Co.), and 17.9 inches at Crandon and near Argonne (Forest Co.). Totals from northeast Wisconsin included: 15.0 inches near Athelstane (Marinette Co.), 14.5 inches at Wausaukee (Marinette Co.), 14.0 inches near Beaver (Marinette Co.), 13.0 inches at Caldron Falls Reservoir (Marinette Co.), 10.1 inches at Washington Island (Door Co.), and 10.0 inches at Oconto (Oconto County).
The storm system that generated the heavy snow also produced killer tornadoes and severe thunderstorms from Kansas into Kentucky.
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
ONEIDA (ZONE) ONEIDA (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORENCE (ZONE) FLORENCE (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST (ZONE) FOREST (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VILAS (ZONE) VILAS (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOR (ZONE) DOOR (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENOMINEE (ZONE) MENOMINEE (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARATHON (ZONE) MARATHON (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAWANO (ZONE) SHAWANO (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGLADE (ZONE) LANGLADE (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 02/28/2012 18:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K