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Snow record falls in La Crosse area on first anniversary of December tornadoes



Exactly one year after setting a record high temperature of 69 on December 15th, and tornadoes swept through the Midwest, La Crosse sees a record snowfall for that day on the calendar…at least up in the bluffs. 

The National Weather Service office near Grandad Bluff received an even 6 inches of snow on Thursday, breaking the old record for the 15th by an inch and a half. 

The previous record of 4.4 inches was set in 2005. 

The snow in the city of La Crosse on Thursday was 3.4 inches, compared to 5 inches that fell just last Friday, December 9th.

The total snowfall in the city so far this month, through the 15th, is 9-point-3 inches, and that’s 4 inches above what we normally get for the first half of December. 

The last time the city got more than 6 inches of snow on a single day was almost three years ago, when 8 inches fell one day in February of 2020.

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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