Jan 01, 2012
New Year's Day brought several inches of snow throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. The snow did remain minor with 1-3 inches of total snow accumulation across central and southern Wisconsin.
A strong upper level disturbance moved from Kansas to Wisconsin that helped intensify a low pressure system bringing strong winds and snow across the region. The storm failed to maintain moisture so the snow was limited, but winds gusted to near 45 mph at times. Even though this was a small storm, much of the area has seen below snowfall this winter making this storm newsworthy. Eventually as we head more into 2012, Wisconsin should see a better chance of experiencing higher snowfall.
I shot video of the snow falling in Waukesha, Wisconsin during the early morning hours of New Year's Day. The wind driven snow was just enough to produce a nice winter scene.
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