Dec 9, 2009

Snowstorm - Dec 8-9, 2009

Here comes Winter. The coldest air of the season is about to ride in on the heels of a top 5 snowstorm for many around the region. The storm proved to be what it was hyped up to be. The Wovel got a solid work out removing the almost 10" of fresh snow. It was heavy in most places and without fluff. I measured six times throughout the storm totaling 9.8". Each of the observations are listed below. For more on the storm from the NWS Green Bay and the NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan please click the links.

Two photos of the aftermath along with the storms duration webcam video (4MB). Radar loops of each day can be found here by clicking on the linked "Daily Weather Description". Pretty fun stuff.

(Front Of House - Dec 9, 2009)


(Back Of House - Dec 9, 2009)


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Measurements (6)
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Dec 9, 2009 @ 9:41am
Blowing snow. The winds have picked up considerably since the last observation. Starting to drift in the driveway. Radar indicates a diminishing snowfall. It's time to Wovel.

1.1" - New Snow
9.8" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 10"





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Dec 9, 2009 @ 6:46am
Light snow with blowing snow. The winds have subsided somewhat compared to the last observation. The snow pack is sticky and clinging to power lines on the property.

2.9" - New Snow
8.7" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 9"





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Dec 9, 2009 @ 1:48am
Moderate to heavy snow with blowing snow. The winds have picked up again compared to the last observation. The snow pack is wet and heavy and will make for some back breaking shoveling once day breaks.

2.5" - New Snow
5.8" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 7"





video

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Dec 8, 2009 @ 10:54pm
Moderate to heavy snow with blowing snow. The winds have picked up with gusts more numerous compared to the last observation. I noticed one of my backyard neighbors was snow blowing. It seems there are just as many cars out and about as usual.

1.6" - New Snow
3.3" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 5"





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Dec 8, 2009 @ 8:39pm
Moderate snow with blowing snow (E 16 G 23 MPH). It has taken a while for the snow to start accumulating. Radar indicates we could see moderate snowfall for the next hour or so.

0.8" - New Snow
1.7" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 3"





video

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Dec 8, 2009 @ 3:04pm
Light snow, breezy with occasional blowing snow. (Measurements with this storm may prove to be difficult with the blowing snow conditions. I've set up another snow board in a different area of the yard to get as many measurements as possible.)

0.9" - New Snow
0.9" - Total Storm Snow
Current Snow Depth - 2"





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More info on the Winter Storm located here.