Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-12 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-01-13 03:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A long-duration light snow event affected South-central and Southeast Wisconsin from Jan 12 into early Jan 13th. It began in the late morning west of Madison, and in the mid to late afternoon toward Lake Michigan. Snow to liquid ratios of 13:1 acted on 0.3 to 0.4 inch of liquid to produce widespread 4 to 6 inch snow totals. The snow was generated by a closed 500 mb low that strengthened as it moved over Illinois and became negatively tilted as it crossed Indiana into Ohio and interacted with an open short-wave trough that dropped southeast into Wisconsin during the day on January 12th. Moisture wrapping into the southern closed low was pulled up over southern Wisconsin ahead of the short wave trough and into an inverted trough of surface low pressure that extended back to the northwest from the main surface low on the Indiana/Ohio border. The development of a secondary area of surface low pressure over Lower Michigan produced an area of low-level convergence across eastern sections of Southeast Wisconsin that kept the snow going from the late evening until after midnight. This added to snow totals in portions of Sheboygan...Fond Du Lac...Washington and Dodge counties, as well as Waukesha...Milwaukee...Racine and Kenosha counties, bringing total accumulations of 6.5 inches to 8 inches in these counties. The greatest total was 8.1 inches in the city of Kenosha. There were some spin-outs and vehicle accidents with a few minor injuries reported across southern Wisconsin. Because of the long-duration of snowfall, road crews were able to keep roads clear and minimize the impact on society. Therefore, this event was not classified as a winter storm event.
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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
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 01/12/2012 06:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K