July 25, 2014

Wisconsin seeing little snow

Southern Wisconsin is dealing with a long stretch of no snow. The National Weather Service says, as of Sunday, Milwaukee had 266 days without measurable snow (defined as 1/10 of an inch) which is the third longest snow-free streak for the city.

Although some flurries are dropping today in Madison, as of Sunday, the city went 246 days without snow except for November 6 when 1/10 inch was recorded. NWS meteorologist Morgan Brooks says that makes the ninth longest snow-free stretch for the capital city.

Green Bay’s light snow Saturday night ended a 260 day run with no measurable snow while Appleton’s dusting broke at 261 day stretch. That makes the snowless streak the fourth longest in Green Bay and the second longest in Appleton.

Parts of Northwest Wisconsin near Lake Superior saw a foot of snow Thanksgiving and Friday with a little more falling throughout the weekend.

Although cold this week, temperatures will warm up this weekend and hit the 50s in parts of Wisconsin while the state is on pace to have its hottest year on record.