Dec 27, 2010
An interesting lake effect snow event occurred on December 25th and 26th across Southeastern Wisconsin prompting Lake Effect Snow Warnings to be issued for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties. According the National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan (NWS-MKX), 6-10 inches of snow fell across eastern Kenosha County with a general 1-4 inches across Eastern Racine County. Milwaukee County received generally less than an inch due to the lake band shifting more southerly during the early morning on the 26th. The snow bands created 1-3 inch snowfall rates per hour!
Here is a radar animation provided by (NWS-MKX) showing the heavy lake effect snow band across the far southeastern counties of Wisconsin.
The Lake Effect Snow band was still in full swing on the 26th, but it remained out over the lake. I took these photos along I-43 in Ozaukee County which depicts the dark bases of convective lake effect snows over Lake Michigan.
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Radar animation provided by National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan