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Winter Weather Awareness Week November 14-18, 2022


Winter Awareness Week is jointly sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Emergency Management team and the National Weather Service Offices that serve Wisconsin. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the planned events and become more aware of the dangers of winter weather in Wisconsin. Winter hazards include heavy snows, blizzards, ice storms, extreme cold and low wind chills, widespread high winds, glazing of freezing drizzle or freezing rain, dense fog, and indirectly the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.  

Tips for surviving our harsh winters from ReadyWisconsin.


Below are a series of graphics highlighting the frequency of various winter weather events across Wisconsin for the winter seasons of 1982-83 to 2019-2020.
Graphic of Total Number of Storms
Total # of
Winter Storms
Graphic of Total Number of Ice Storms
Total # of
Ice Storms
Graphic of Total Number of Blizzards
Total # of
Graphic of Total Number of extreme cold events
Total # of Extreme
Cold Events


Average Season Snowfall

Seasonal Wisconsin Snowfall Totals:






Winter Weather Awareness - Southern Wisconsin