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.