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Event Details

Event Extreme Cold/Wind Chill
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Begin Date 01/30/2008 02:00:00 CST-6
End Date 01/30/2008 09:30:00 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 In the wake of a powerful winter storm, strong northwest winds and bitter cold air combined to generate very low wind chill values across parts of south-central and southeast Wisconsin. Air temperatures were in the -4F to -11F range and northwest winds were on the order of 13 to 20 knots (15 to 23 mph) with peak gusts of 22 to 30 knots (25 to 35 mph). Wind chill values dropped to -35F to -39F for 3 hours or more. Synoptically, a strong low pressure moved northeast through Minnesota while a strong cold front swept southeast through Wisconsin on the 29th. Another low pressure developed along the cold front while it was over northern Illinois on the 30th, which led to a tightening pressure gradient and stronger winds over southern Wisconsin.
Event Narrative


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
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 01/30/2008 02:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K