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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-17 01:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-02-17 19:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Yet another winter storm pounded parts of south-central and east-central Wisconsin with freezing rain that changed to snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Blowing and drifting of the snow was reported, and ice accumulations at the start were 1/10 to 1/8 of an inch. The freezing rain melted some of the existing snow cover that resulted in some ponding of water in low spots before things changed to all snow. Specific snow accumulations include 12 in Portage, 10.5 in Montello, 10.3 in Baraboo, 10 in both Berlin and La Valle, around 8 in northwestern Iowa County, 6 to 7 inches in western Dane County and the northern part of Lafayette County, 6 in far northwestern Green County and far northwestern Dodge County, 6 to 8 in far western Fond du Lac County, and 1 to 2 in western Sheboygan County. Hundreds of vehicle accidents were reported by the media. Scattered power outages affected about 30000 customers as tree branches fell onto power lines. A section of a roof of a Baraboo business partially collapsed due to the weight of accumulated snow and ice. A small part of the roof of a Wisconsin Dells business collapsed as well. Numerous civic functions were cancelled ahead of time. Synoptically, low pressure moved from eastern Texas to central Illinois to southeastern Wisconsin to northern lower Michigan.
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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 10.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K