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Snowfall record from 1909 shattered in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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No doubt about it, La Crosse has just been through its biggest snowstorm of the season. 

Between 5-10 inches of snow were reported in La Crosse County on Sunday, by the National Weather Service. 

A Feb. 9 record was shattered with 7.9 inches at the La Crosse Regional Airport. The previous record, set in 1909, was 4.4 inches.

That 10-inch total was at the weather service office.

That more than doubled the previous daily high for this winter — four inches in early November. 

Several spots in southern Minnesota recorded at least 10 inches. 

The lowest reports, of an inch or two, came from towns well south of La Crosse, including Fennimore and Elkader.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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