- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The first big winter storm of the season walloped southern Wisconsin with several inches of snow Sunday, prompting some cities to declare snow emergencies.

As of mid-afternoon, the National Weather Service reported 9.9 inches of snow in Kenosha and an estimated 9 inches in Caledonia. Other reports included 8.2 inches of snow in Janesville and near Lake Geneva and 7.5 inches in Madison.

Far southeastern Wisconsin could see 10 to 12 inches of snow before the storm moves on, said meteorologist Sarah Marquardt with the National Weather Service in Sullivan.

“This is the first big storm for our area” of the season, Marquardt said. Southern Wisconsin has seen only a few inches of snow so far this winter, she said.

The cities of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha have declared snow emergencies, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Blizzard warnings were out for Racine and Kenosha counties through Sunday evening.



Despite the snow, general manager Mark Lombardo of Matty’s Bar & Grill, a sports bar in New Berlin, still expected a strong turnout for Super Bowl Sunday.

“Here in Wisconsin, with the snow, we’re pretty used to it,” Lombardo said. “Lots of folks have the big four-wheel trucks. The snow doesn’t really slow them down.”

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee reported 22 cancellations Sunday afternoon, including some to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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