Final Snow Totals…Cold Night Ahead

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Good Wednesday bloggers!  I want to start by thanking everyone who stopped by the blog on Tuesday…we recorded our highest number of hits ever on the Weather Watch 12 blog!  Keep in mind whether there is a snowstorm or a sunny day, this blog will always have updated information and tools to help you learn more about the weather.  **Make sure to read Thursday’s blog entry, I will be talking more about the February forecast and what lies ahead for the rest of the month.**

Last night at 10pm I had a beautiful backdrop for my live shot…the Mitchell Park Domes.  There was still a steady snow at 10pm and winds were between 10-20 mph.  Here is a quick picture I took.

Snow totals around the area varied greatly…from about 4″ in parts of Jefferson County…to just over 12″ very close to Lake Michigan.

The official snow total for Milwaukee Mitchell was 8.8″

Here is a list of other totals from around the region.

  • 6 mi NW Kenosha 13.3″
  • Jackson 12.5″
  • Raymond 11.5″
  • Port Washington 11.4″
  • Waukesha 11.2″
  • Oostburg 11.0″
  • Muskego 10.5″
  • Holy Hill 10.2″
  • Sheboygan 10-11″
  • Brookfield 9-12.4″
  • Mukwonago 8.0″
  • Fond du Lac 7.0″
  • Oconomowoc 6.8″
  • Sullivan 6.8″
  • Lomira 5.6″
  • Fort Atkinson 4.4″

With a fresh snow pack and mostly clear skies tonight, temperatures will easily fall into the single digits.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some spots inland drop to a few degrees below zero either Thursday or Friday morning.

Below is the forecast map from the RUC(Rapid Update Cycle) for Midnight Thursday.  This is just midnight and already inland areas are down to 5 to 10 degrees.  Get ready for the cold!

It will take a while to melt this snow away, the pattern we are in will likely only produce temperatures either below or around average for the next week or so.  Remember, the pattern is cycling and there are likely more exciting weather days ahead in February!

Thank you again for all the snow totals, and make sure to tell your friends and family about the Weather Watch 12 blog.

If you have thoughts or comments please share them in the comments section!

Jeremy Nelson

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7 Responses

  1. Hi Jeremy,

    Our final snow total in Oostburg was 12 inches.

    Thanks and have a great day.

    Sue

  2. Jeremy,

    Muskego’s final snow total came out to be 11.2 inches. Our biggest storm of the year by far!

    Take care,

    Bryan

    • Bryan,

      This storm showed up right on schedule. I think the next wet storm should be around the 24-25ish. Enjoy the snow.

      Jeremy

  3. I measured 13.8 inches of New snow in Downtown Kenosha and over 11 inches in Waukegan, IL today.
    I have posted some pics and video on DigitalKenosha.com/PilarNetworks.com

    • Thank you for the detailed report and the link to the pics!

      Jeremy

  4. Knock knock. Who’s there? The LRC.

    http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/dailywxmap/dwm_500ht_20091223.html

    • That map comparison is unreal! In the February forecast that was made on January 26 this exact storm was discussed. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Thanks for the links!

      Jeremy

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