Brrrr… Wisconsin Snowfall Record Shattered
It’s not just South and Central Asia that is suffering through record cold and snow.
Record Snows in Wisconsin- Video HERE.
Snow drifts prevent Kathy Eckman from being able to reach mailboxes in Racine, Wis from the driver’s seat of her delivery van, on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2008. A snow storm that developed slowly through the night picked up steam after Wednesday’s morning commute and was expected to accumulate about 18 inches in parts of southern Wisconsin before it ended during the evening.
(AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)
A Wisconsin snowfall record was shattered this week.
More than 79 inches have fallen on the Madison region this winter.
The Capital Times reported:
Madison should end up with about 3-4 inches of fluffy light snow today, which will push the seasonal total close to 79 inches, shattering the all-time snowfall record of 76.1 inches set in the winter of 1978-79.
“It’s a record,” said Weather Central meteorologist Brian Olson. “There’s no official word yet since we have to wait for the snow to stop, but we have enough on the ground to say the seasonal snowfall record has been broken.”
Forecasters predicted up to 6 inches of snow from the latest snow-producing system to hit southern Wisconsin, but for once, residents are glad the snows were less than expected.
“We were on the low side of this one, instead of having the snows exceeding expectations,” Olson said.
Light snow overnight coupled with lows in the single digits produced slick driving conditions this morning, causing numerous slideoffs and ditch diving, especially on the interstate.
Rita M. Knotek struggles against the driving snow to pull her shopping cart to her car at a grocery store in Racine, Wi, on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2008. A snow storm that developed slowly through the night picked up steam after Wednesday’s morning commute and was expected to accumulate about 18 inches in parts of southern Wisconsin before it ended during the evening. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)
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