Sunday, December 08th


Strong winds out of the north are creating big waves and a warning about possible lakeshore flooding and beach erosion.(Photo: National Weather Service)

Snow fell throughout the northern half of the state Sunday as a large storm headed east after it dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.

A lakeshore flood advisory was issued Sunday night for counties along Lake Michigan because winds shifted out of the north and northeast. With wind gusts as strong as 35 mph, the National Weather Service in Sullivan warned that waves could build up to 12 feet Sunday night into Monday morning.

The flood advisory extended from Marinette County to Kenosha County and the Illinois border. The advisory lasts until 6 a.m. Monday.

Douglas County in far northwestern Wisconsin saw the most snow, with nearly 22 inches by 11 a.m. As the storm moved east, it dumped more snow in the Door County area, which recorded 11 inches within 24 hours.