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SXUS73 KGRB 161742  
RERGRB  
 
RECORD EVENT REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI  
1242 PM CDT MON APR 16 2018  
 
...HISTORIC SNOWSTORM SET MANY SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION  
RECORDS AT GREEN BAY...  
 
HERE IS THE FINAL SNOWFALL TOTAL FROM THE STORM. THE ONCE IN  
A LIFETIME SNOWSTORM OVER THE WEEKEND SET MANY SNOWFALL AND  
PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT GREEN BAY. 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 13 1.53 1.20 1952  
APRIL 14 1.18 0.99 1987  
 
 
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS  
 
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DAILY SNOWFALL OLD SNOWFALL  
RECORD (INCHES) RECORD (INCHES) YEAR(S)  
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APRIL 13 2.5 1.4 1934  
APRIL 14 11.0 6.2 1928  
APRIL 15 10.2 10.0 1904  
 
 
DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS  
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DAILY RECORD NEW RECORD OLD RECORD YEAR(S)  
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APRIL 15 RECORD LOW MAX 28 TIED 28 1935  
 
THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM CRUSHED THE PREVIOUS ALL-TIME APRIL SNOWSTORM  
ON RECORD. THE TOP FIVE APRIL SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD AT GREEN BAY.  
 
LARGEST APRIL SNOWSTORMS  
 
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SNOWFALL  
RANK (INCHES) DATE(S) YEAR(S)  
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1 24.2 APRIL 13-16 2018  
2 11.0 APRIL 04-05 1977  
3 10.3 APRIL 14-15 1904  
4 10.2 APRIL 01-02 1929  
5 10.1 APRIL 19-20 2011  
 
THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM WILL END UP AS THE 2ND LARGEST SNOWSTORM  
ON RECORD AT GREEN BAY. ONLY THE SNOWSTORM ON MARCH 1-2, 1888  
RECORDED MORE SNOW WITH 29.0 INCHES.  
 
LARGEST SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD  
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SNOWFALL  
RANK (INCHES) DATE(S) YEAR(S)  
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1 29.0 MARCH 01-02 1888  
2 24.2 APRIL 13-16 2018  
3 23.1 JANUARY 8-9 1889  
4 17.8 MARCH 22-23 2011  
5 17.5 MARCH 13-14 1997  
6 16.8 FEBRUARY 27-28 1890  
 
 
AS OF MARCH 31ST OF THIS YEAR, THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL WAS  
31.4 INCHES WHICH WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL UP TO THAT DATE. AS OF  
7 AM THIS MORNING, 36.7 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN IN APRIL. THE  
MONTH OF APRIL ACCOUNTED FOR 54% OF THIS WINTER'S SNOWFALL TOTAL.  
 
THE WEEKEND SNOWSTORM ALONE OBLITERATED THE PREVIOUS APRIL MONTHLY  
SNOWFALL RECORD. AS OF 7 AM THIS MORNING, THE MONTHLY TOTAL STANDS  
AT 36.7 INCHES FOR APRIL AND IS STILL SNOWING THIS MORNING. SOME  
SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST DURING THE MIDDLE OF 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 36.7 ** 2018  
2 15.1 1907  
3 12.7 1910  
4 12.5 1923  
5 12.2 1929  
 
NOTE: SNOWFALL TOTAL THROUGH 7 AM ON THE 16TH.  
 
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.  
 
HERE IS A LIST OF THE TOP TEN WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD. THERE ARE  
STILL TWO WEEKS TOO GO FOR THE MONTH!  
 
WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD  
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RANK PRECIPITATION (INCHES) YEAR(S)  
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1 6.47 1929  
2 6.24 2011  
3 5.91 1994  
4 5.52 1953  
5 5.48 1896  
6 4.90 1910  
7 4.85 ** 2018  
8 4.84 1968  
 
** NOTE: PRECIPITATION TOTAL FOR THE MONTH THROUGH 7 AM ON  
THE 16TH.  
 

 
 
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