Wisconsin Weather

JAN 15, 2018 | 25" Lake Effect Snow in Door County

Event Type
3 - Moderate
Sun Jan 14 - Tue Jan 16, 2018

Event Summary

Strong clipper system brought two days of snow to Wisconsin. Lake effect snow produced an outrageous 25" of snow on the northeastern tip of Door county in northeast Wisconsin Sunday through Tuesday morning. This was the biggest snow for Door county since December 29, 2015 and most snow reported in our records going back to 2008. Our forecast called for 6-10" and that quickly went out the window. The heavy snow totals were due to a heavy lake effect snow band that pivoted over the peninsula. Heavy snow was reported all the way to Cedar Grove, WI. Elsewhere across the state, southern Wisconsin observed 4-7" of snow with snow-to-liquid ratios on 20:1 to 30:1. The forecast bust occurred in north-central Wisconsin where only about 1-3" was observed. More lake effect up along the southern shore of lake Superior. This was a long duration event. 
Last Update: 12:00 PM - Sun January 14, 2018