2018

2018 Wisconsin Statistics: 46 events, 0 storm reports
DEC 31
Snow Expected for New Years Eve
Winter Storm
DEC 27
10" Heavy Snow in Northern Wisconsin
Heavy Snow
DEC 1
8.0" of Heavy Snow in La Crosse
Snow
NOV 30
Freezing Rain Possible Friday Morning
Freezing Rain/Ice
NOV 25
Winter Storm in far Southeast Wisconsin
Blizzard
NOV 4
Early November Weekend Storm
Winter Storm
OCT 20
Wind Driven Snow Squalls
Snow Squalls
OCT 9
Long Duration Rain Event Lasting Through Wednesday
Heavy Rain
OCT 3
Mattoon EF0 Tornado - October Severe Weather Event
Severe Thunderstorms
SEP 20
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT - WINDY
Severe Thunderstorms
SEP 19
HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT in SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
Heavy Rain
SEP 17
Central Wisconsin Strong T-Storms
Severe Thunderstorms
SEP 4
HEAVY RAIN IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN
Heavy Rain
AUG 28
Green Lake Marquette Dodge County Tornado Outbreak
Tornado
AUG 27
SEVERE STORMS AND HEAVY RAIN TONIGHT
Severe Thunderstorms
AUG 26
Heavy Rain and Severe Weather
Severe Thunderstorms
AUG 20
15.33" of Heavy Rain in Cross Plains, WI
Heavy Rain
AUG 17
Flood Warning in Watertown, WI
Heavy Rain
JUL 25
Wednesday Night Storms
Severe Thunderstorms
JUL 13
T-Storm Redevelopment
Severe Thunderstorms
JUL 12
Thursday Night Storms
Severe Thunderstorms
JUN 29
Excessive Heat
Extreme Heat
JUN 26
Tornadoes in Southern WI
Severe Thunderstorms
JUN 16
Heavy Flooding Rain, Heat, and Severe Weather
Heavy Rain
MAY 30
Tropical Storm Alberto Remnants
Heavy Rain
MAY 27
Memorial Day Weekend Heat
Extreme Heat
MAY 25
Northwest WI Hailstorms
Severe Thunderstorms
MAY 9
Southern Wisconsin Tornadoes
Severe Thunderstorms
MAY 3
4.8" in Richland Center - Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
MAY 2
Severe Storms in Southeast Wisconsin
Severe Thunderstorms
APR 18
Winter Storm Warning
Winter Storm
APR 14
Historic Blizzard of 2018
Blizzard
APR 3
Early April Snowstorm - 6-12" Central Wisconsin
Winter Storm
MAR 31
Late March Snowstorm
Winter Storm
MAR 22
Southwest Wisconsin Snow
Winter Storm
MAR 5
March Winter Storm
Winter Storm
FEB 24
Weekend Winter Storm
Winter Storm
FEB 23
Wintry Mix - 7.8" Snow in Hayward
Winter Storm
FEB 19
Winter Ice Storm
Winter Storm
FEB 9
Southern Wisconsin Snow
Winter Storm
FEB 5
SNOW ADVISORY
Snow Squalls
FEB 3
Wisconsin Snow - 8" in Milwaukee
JAN 22
Wisconsin Snow Storm - 14" in Prescott
JAN 15
25" Lake Effect Snow in Door County
Other
JAN 11
Winter Storm Northwest Wisconsin
JAN 1
Extreme Cold
What are storm events?
a collection of photography, forecasts, blog posts, storm reports, and maps between a start and end date. Each storm event is given an impact rating, primary hazard, and short write up.
What is the difference between start, end, and key date?
Each storm is given a start, end, and key date. The key date is the date commonly associated with the event usually corresponding to the heaviest impact. For example a violent tornado or major blizzard. In otherwords the key date is what we often remember events by. The start and end refer to when the encompassing event occurred.
How are storm events used as tools?
Through analog time periods that contains one of the storm events. It is common practice to compare a future storm to one that has already happened.
How do you do that?
We store storm event information (records) in our database along with storm reports, blog posts, imported photography, forecasts, etc and we pull the information when the page is loaded.
Where else are storm events used on the website?
When a storm event reaches it's start date, a banner is displayed at the top of every page. When clicked you will either go to a predetermined link or the storm event page. From there you can click through to other areas of the website. Storm events have multiple uses.
What is the future goal of storm events?
To pull together a CIPS like analog service that aids in forecasting. We are exploring the possiblity of merging storm events with outlooks for a hybrid forecast format. We want to measure how storm impact changes over time.
Why not just use NWS storm summaries?
We do backfill historical events with NWS storm write ups. After 2017 we record storm events at a higher resolution (not just the big or notable ones) and use them as a tool. Storm events are often split across multiple NWS CWAs but our system is a single source. The event page is pre-existing and evolves in realtime as the storm unfolds. More depth of information.
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