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La Crosse dodges big snowfall, again

Brad Williams



Bob Good
FILE - Main Street, downtown La Crosse (Bob Good Photography Studios.)

The city of La Crosse is still waiting for its first really big snowfall of the season. 

Forecasters had warned that Tuesday’s storm might bring at least 4 inches of snow to La Crosse, and just east of the city, 2.8 inches were measured in one location.

The National Weather Service, however says now La Crosse only received 1.1 inches of snow from 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

However, the storm did bring just enough snow for the city to have a white New Year’s. 

The weather service says La Crosse has its heaviest snow cover for the last day of the year since 2016. 

Close to 5 inches of snow have fallen in La Crosse since the 23rd.  The city had only 2 inches on the ground last New Year’s Eve, and almost no snow cover in 2018. 

The current forecast doesn’t mention snow until Wednesday.   

The NWS says new snow on New Year’s Day in La Crosse has been rare in recent years, with no measurable Jan. 1 snowfall since 2012.

Last year’s holiday was unusually mild, with a high of 42, making it the warmest New Year’s Day in La Crosse in 20 years. This Friday, expect a high around 30.

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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