Wednesday, April 25th

Snow piles up on a farm north of Appleton. Snow is expected to continue through Sunday with record-breaking totals in northeast Wisconsin.(Photo: Rick Barrett)

A spring storm served up freezing rain, then ice and then snow over Milwaukee and much of eastern Wisconsin, leading to dangerous roadways and a wave of cancellations Sunday morning. 

The historic, slow-moving spring storm dumped 2 feet of snow in communities near Green Bay, breaking records for single-day snowfall in several cities as well as for the month of April, according to Marc Kavinsky, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service near Sullivan. Bizzard conditions were reported in Green Bay Sunday morning.

In Milwaukee, a wintry mix turned to all snow early Sunday. Kavinsky said total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected for Milwaukee by late in the day. The record snowfall for this day - 3.4 inches set in 1923 - could be broken. 

Kavinsky said the storm affected the entire state of Wisconsin and was unusual in its strength, particularly the winds, which were recorded at 52 mph in Sheboygan.