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Winter Storm Snow and Bitter Cold Wrap Up (December 16-18 2016)


A two pronged winter storm affected the area from Friday afternoon through late Saturday night. It ended a few hours after midnight (Dec. 18) in far southeast WI. Much of southern Wisconsin saw 8 to 11 inches of snow. Areas from Madison west had lower amounts of only saw about 4 to 6 inches. The first round hit Friday afternoon and evening and resulted in 2 to 5 inches of snow. The next round, Saturday afternoon and night, dropped another 2 to 6 inches of snow. This storm brought accumulating snowfall to the entire state.


Then, bitter cold temperatures moved in Saturday night through Monday morning. Lows bottomed out at -7 in southeast WI to -24 in southwest WI, and wind chill values dropped down to -20 to -35.

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