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A late season ‘winter’ storm took aim on the area Tuesday. The precipitation ranged from snow to sleet to rain. And thunderstorms even produced hail in some areas!
At 7pm on Tuesday, Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport was reporting a temperature of 34 degrees with a thunderstorm! Locations just northwest of the metro were reporting snow. Below is the surface map at 7pm Tuesday. The ‘**’ symbol represents snow.
The U-Local section of WISN.com has many pictures from Tuesday’s crazy weather. This photo from Mauthe Lake, near Campbellsport, shows campers enjoying the spring weather. Snow and sleet totals on Tuesday in this area were around 2 to 3 inches.
Jim Hoth of Green Lake reported just over 3″ of snow by late Tuesday afternoon. And here is the picture to support that report!
Here are some of the snow and sleet totals through early Tuesday evening, April 19. If you have a total to share please post it to the comments section.
- Beaver Dam 3.0″
- Green Lake & Ripon 3.0″
- Oshkosh 3.0″
- Juneau 2″-3″
- Lomira 2.0″
- New Holstein 2.0″
- Grafton 1.0″
- Hartland 0.3″-0.5″
- Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Trace (Ties the daily snowfall record of a trace set in 1990)
The storm produced mainly sleet and rain in Milwaukee and other areas south of the city. Here is the precipitation total for a few locations.
- Pleasant Prairie 1.10″
- Greenfield 0.87″
- Milwaukee Mitchell Airport 0.67″
The rain/mix will change to all snow across the region overnight, but little to no additional snow accumulation is expected. Flurries will linger into Wednesday morning. Just click below to see the most recent radar image. You can zoom the radar right down to where you live.
Any sleet or snow in Milwaukee will stay below one inch from this storm. Totals of 3 to 6 inches are possible in parts of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties. But overall most northern areas should fall into the 3 to 5 inch range.
After a breezy and chilly day Wednesday, a little sun and temperatures back into the mid-40s will return on Thursday. The brief break from ‘lousy’ weather will be short-lived. Another storm will push in for Friday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, but hopefully no snow this time!
That storm over the Rockies is shown below on the forecast surface map valid at 7pm Thursday.
We’ll talk more about that storm and the weekend in the blog on Wednesday. In the meantime, please continue to post your storm reports in the comments section of the blog, along with any thoughts.
Watch 12 News at 10pm Tuesday, and starting at 4:30am Wednesday as we track the wintry mix and snow!
Have a great day!