(Madison) Governor Tony Evers has declared a State of Emergency. In the wake of a winter storm that brought significant snowfall to parts of Wisconsin, life threatening cold air will cover the state this week, setting possible record overnight lows of 15-to-25 below zero with wind chills from 35-to-50 below.
Our entire listening area is under a Wind Chill Advisory until 6pm Tuesday evening when it changes into a Wind Chill Warning that runs noon on Thursday.
Evers’ Executive Order directs all state agencies to assist with any emergency response and recovery efforts. It also gives Adjutant General Don Dunbar the authority to call Wisconsin National Guard personnel to state active duty, as needed to support local emergency responders.
The National Weather Service says Beaver Dam picked up eleven-and-a-half inches (11.5”) of snow through 4:30pm Monday. Over one foot of snow was reported in West Bend, Ripon and Fond du Lac. Portage finished the day with ten-and-a-half inches (10.5”) while Berlin came in at just under eleven inches.
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