Extreme Weather OnFocus

February has seen record cold temperatures followed by brutal snowstorms. To date, Marshfield has a snow depth of over 20 inches and could see another 4 to 5 inches before the weekend.

On Sunday, new snow accumulations of 10-12ā€ were measured throughout Central Wisconsin and the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning, a rare occurrence for Wisconsin this last decade. Beginning Sunday and into the night, the area experienced wind gusts of 40-50 mph.

Even with the hazardous conditions, many made their way through the storm. A towing ban was issued in Marathon county and throughout the rural areas.

Monday was another day of clean up. Road crews throughout the area are working to open roads drifted over by snow.

Many schools in the area were closed today due to the road conditions. Due to the instructional minute requirements, students will most likely be in the classroom on June 10th