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Event Ice Storm
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-17 01:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-02-17 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An ice storm affected a 25 to 30 mile wide area stretching from Janesville to Ft. Atkinson to Delafield to West Bend to Port Washington thanks to about 11 hours of freezing rain. Ice accumulations ranged from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Some light snow was mixed in with the freezing rain at times. The resultant icy roads were a factor in a fatality (indirectly-related) that occurred in a 1-vehicle accident near Milton when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Many civic functions and businesses had closed ahead of the storm. Ponding of water also occurred on many streets thanks to melting snow and freezing rain accumulations. Scattered power outages occurred as falling branches snapped power lines. Hundreds of vehicle accidents were reported by the media as drivers found it nearly impossible to climb even slight grades. This ice storm was the fourth winter storm/ice storm combination during the 2007-08 winter season across south-central and southeast Wisconsin, and was assocated with a larger winter storm that dumped 6' to 12 of new snow across parts of south-central Wisconsin on January 17th. Normally, an ice storm occurs only about once every three years across southern Wisconsin.
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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 0 100.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 02/17/2008 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K