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.