MADISON, Wis. - As southern Wisconsin gets ready for light snow and freezing drizzle Wednesday, on this date eight years ago, much of the state was experiencing a blizzard!
A widespread snowfall of 8-14 inches with wind gusts of 40-50 mph impacted central and northeast Wisconsin over a two-day period, with several locations reporting thunder snow at the height of the storm. Parts of Door County reported close to Category 1 hurricane-level wind gusts.
Madison picked up about 9 inches of snow over the multiday event, but this storm was a record breaker for Wausau. The 13.5 inches it received eight years ago makes it the biggest December snowstorm ever in that city.
On this date in 2010, much of the area was experiencing a blizzard! 8 to 14 inches of snow and 40-50 mph winds produced six foot drifts and significant impacts on the region. https://t.co/NWANNj5wLX #wiwx pic.twitter.com/KlGLceVHYb— NWS Green Bay (@NWSGreenBay) December 11, 2018
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