Most of Wisconsin got 3-to-6 inches of snow Thursday and last night. But over two feet of lake effect snow hit parts of Iron County near Lake Superior.
According to the National Weather Service, Gile had 29 inches as of two o’clock this morning – and it was still coming down. Six inches fell there in a five-hour period, and there was lots of blowing and drifting. Montreal in Iron County had 16 inches as of six o’clock. Hurley had 10 inches by the middle of last night.
County Emergency Management Director Stacy Ofstad says no emergency incidents were reported.
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Elsewhere in Wisconsin, the south and the Fox Valley seemed to be the hardest hit, with 3-to-4 inch totals reported in most other parts of the Badger State. Milwaukee had just over six inches, and Madison five. Janesville had drifts of one-and-a-half feet.
Lake effect snows are continuing today near Lake Superior, where warnings and advisories remain in effect until 10:00 a.m. and there’s a chance of more light snow in much of the state tomorrow.
Temperatures were in the teens and 20s this morning, but they could drop below zero in the north tonight. But a warming trend is expected later in the weekend. The mercury could get back above freezing by Sunday in west-central Wisconsin.