Snow totals in Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau in the Wisconsin winter storm

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While much of Wisconsin was hit by the first snowstorm of the season from Friday to Saturday, Milwaukee and the southeastern state fared relatively unscathed with only strong winds and strong rains.

A winter storm warning was issued Friday for the state along and north of a diagonal line from La Crosse to north of Green Bay, where up to a foot of snow or more is expected in some areas .

The winter storm warning remained in effect until noon Saturday in the state’s north, north-central and northeastern state, with wind gusts of up to 35 mph, according to the Sullivan office of the National Weather Service. Snow should decrease in the morning before clearing in the afternoon.

Travel is expected to remain difficult all afternoon, especially in the far northeast region, the weather service said.

Here’s a look at the total precipitation across the state as of Saturday morning, December 11.

Sainte-Croix County and areas north of Eau Claire received up to 14 inches of snow

The highest official snow total reported in the state on Saturday morning was 14 inches in the village of Baldwin, just east of Minneapolis in St. Croix County, according to senior meteorologist Andy Boxell of Sullivan’s office. .

The heaviest snow fell in a swath north of Eau Claire in the west of the state and northwest of Fox Valley in the east of the state, Boxell said.

The vast majority of the snow fell by 6 a.m. on Saturday, he said.

More than 2 inches of rain fell in Pleasant Prairie

The largest amount of rain was 2.1 inches, reported in the village of Pleasant Prairie in Kenosha County, Boxell said.

Following:1 to 4 inches of snow, windy conditions in Fox Valley, Green Bay and Door County

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Milwaukee had light snow on Saturday morning, 1.13 inches of rain overnight

Heavy rain hit Milwaukee overnight and early Saturday morning before slowing down and turning to flurries.

Light rain and snow were expected to continue to fall into the early afternoon before giving way to sunny skies and windy conditions, with wind gusts of up to 40 mph.

Green Bay, Appleton and Door County received 1.2 inches of snow

Winter in eastern Wisconsin started with rain, sleet and thunder Friday night, changing to snow Saturday morning between 5 and 7 a.m., NWS Green Bay meteorologist Tasos said. Kallas.

As most of the snow has stopped in the Fox Valley and Green Bay areas, Kallas said flurries may continue and final totals for this morning’s snowfall have yet to be measured. .

Wausau has 6 inches of snow

Central and north-central Wisconsin saw 10 to 12 inch snowfall overnight. The initial forecast for Wausau indicated that the area would receive up to 12 inches of snow, but on Saturday morning, 6 inches covered the area.

Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids has 4.5 inches of snow

Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids had slightly less snow accumulation than Wausau, but wind gusts of up to 30 to 45 miles per hour are expected to result in blowing snow and blowing snow, according to a forecast update. from the National Weather Service just before 4 a.m. on Saturday.

D. Kwas can be contacted at [email protected] Follow on Twitter at @ DKwas1.

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