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SXUS73 KGRB 161533
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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
1033 AM CDT MON APR 16 2018

...HISTORIC SNOWSTORM SET MANY SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION
RECORDS AT RHINELANDER...

THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME SNOWSTORM OVER THE WEEKEND SET MANY
SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT RHINELANDER. IT IS STILL
SNOWING THIS MORNING, SO THE SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION TOTALS
FROM THE STORM ARE EXPECTED TO GO UP SLIGHTLY LATER TODAY.

THE STORM BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO NORTHEAST WISCONSIN,
MADE ROADS IMPASSABLE THROUGHOUT THE REGION, CAUSED SPORADIC
POWER OUTAGES, WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 50 MPH WERE REPORTED AND
PRODUCED WAVES OF 10 TO 16 FEET WAVES ON LAKE MICHIGAN. MANY
BUSINESSES WERE CLOSED FOR A FEW DAYS DUE TO THE STORM.

MINOR FLOODING WAS NOTED AT THE MOUTH OF THE FOX RIVER IN
GREEN BAY. HIGH WAVES ON LAKE MICHIGAN PRODUCED SOME DAMAGE
TO THE RAMP LEADING TO THE SS BADGER IN MANITOWOC.

HERE IS A LIST OF RECORDS THAT OCCURRED OR ARE STILL ONGOING.
MORE RAIN AND SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST THIS WEEK.


                    DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS

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           DAILY PRECIPITATION  OLD PRECIPITATION
             RECORD (INCHES)     RECORD (INCHES)     YEAR(S)
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APRIL 15        1.46                 1.05             1924


                      DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS

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            DAILY SNOWFALL      OLD SNOWFALL
            RECORD (INCHES)   RECORD (INCHES)        YEAR(S)
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APRIL 15        16.6                4.0               1994


                    DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS
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           DAILY RECORD    NEW RECORD   OLD RECORD    YEAR(S)
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APRIL 15  RECORD LOW MAX      23            28        2014


THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM CRUSHED THE PREVIOUS ALL-TIME APRIL SNOWSTORM
ON RECORD. THE TOP FIVE APRIL SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD AT RHINELANDER.


                        LARGEST APRIL SNOWSTORMS

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              SNOWFALL
   RANK       (INCHES)          DATE(S)              YEAR(S)
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     1          18.2 **       APRIL 13-16             2018
     2T         13.0          APRIL 03-04             1945
     2T         13.0          APRIL 06-07             1923
     4          12.0          APRIL 06                1958
     5          11.2          APRIL 16-17             2014

** NOTE: STILL SNOWING THIS MORNING, THUS THE TOTAL MAY RISE A
LITTLE MORE BY THIS EVENING.


THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM WILL END UP AS THE 3RD LARGEST SNOWSTORM
ON RECORD AT RHINELANDER.


                       LARGEST SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD

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               SNOWFALL
   RANK        (INCHES)         DATE(S)              YEAR(S)
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     1           29.0         FEBRUARY 20-21          1937
     2           20.2         FEBRUARY 28-29          2012
     3           18.2 **      APRIL 13-16             2018
     4           17.0         MARCH 14-15             1939
     5T          16.0         JANUARY 08-09           1969
     5T          16.0         NOVEMBER 18-19          1957

**NOTE: STILL SNOWING THIS MORNING, THUS THE TOTAL MAY RISE A
LITTLE MORE BY THIS EVENING.

AFTER THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM, RHINELANDER WAS WITHIN A HALF INCH
OF THE APRIL MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORD AS OF MIDNIGHT. IT WAS STILL
LIGHTLY SNOWING THIS MORNING, THUS RHINELANDER COULD BREAK THE
RECORD LATER TODAY. MORE SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST LATER THIS
WEEK!

HERE IS A LIST OF THE TOP FIVE SNOWIEST APRILS ON RECORD.


                   SNOWIEST APRILS ON RECORD
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   RANK               SNOWFALL (INCHES)               YEAR(S)
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     1                   28.1                          2014
     2                   27.6 **                       2018
     3                   21.0                          1923
     4                   18.6                          1909
     5                   14.8                          2013

**NOTE: SNOWFALL TOTAL THROUGH THE 15TH.

PRECIPITATION TOTALS OVER THE WEEKEND WERE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS
CENTRAL INTO NORTHEAST WISCONSIN WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER AMOUNTS ACROSS
THE FAR NORTH. THE COMBINATION OF THE RAIN AND HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH
SNOW MELT WILL LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE RISK OF RIVER
FLOODING FOR THE REMAINDER OF APRIL.

$$

ECKBERG



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