Lake Effect Snow Showers Continue In Northeast Counties…….Storm Snow & Gust SummaryDecember 21st, 2012 at 3:37 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Lake effect snow showers continue in our northeastern counties with a little bit more accumulation. Lake effect snow showers have allowed total at Rochester to move up to 2.2″ as of 3:15 p.m.
Overall, storm produced peak measured gusts to 56 mph in the viewing area & near 1″ to as much as 3″ of snowfall & the heaviest rainfall in two months. 0.90-1.50″ of rainfall fell area-wide, the heaviest since October 23.
A narrow squally rain/t’storm band on the actual cold front produced pea-sized hail near West Lafayette & several t’storms lit up the December sky during the early morning of December 21.
High temperatures reached as high as 56 degrees in the viewing area, followed by a rapid fall into the 30s to near 21 this morning.
On a side note, up to 20″ of snow fell near Madison, Wisconsin, several damaging tornadoes occurred from Louisiana to Florida, a massive dust storm engulfed part of Texas, winds gusted to 67 mph at St. Louis & 60 mph at Louisville, Kentucky outside of any t’storms (just light snow was falling with the gusts).