Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay’

Records fall as big spring storm hits Madison

April 20, 2011 1 comment

madison.com

Snow, rain and cold combined to give Madison a trio of new weather records on Tuesday as a wicked spring storm whipped through the state.

The National Weather Service said 1.13 inches of precipitation (rain plus snow converted to liquid) fell at the Dane County Regional Airport on Tuesday, breaking the old mark of 0.93 inches for April 19, set in 1993.

The precipitation included 1.3 inches of snow, which broke the old record of 0.3 inches of snow for April 19, set in 1953.

And to top (or bottom) it off, the coldest high temperature ever for April 19 of 36 degrees was recorded at the airport, breaking the old mark of 38 for the day, set in 1928.

Madison wasn’t the only locale to set new records.

The Weather Service said 9.9 inches of snow fell in Green Bay on Tuesday, the greatest daily snowfall ever in Titletown so late in the snow season (starting July 1). The total also smashed the previous mark of 1.5 inches of snow for April 19, set in 1898.

The big snow boosted the season total in Green Bay to 92.4 inches, the third highest snowfall total on record and the most since 1889-90.

Record snows also were recorded in Wausau, La Crosse and Milwaukee.

The snow pushed off to the east overnight, but icy roads still could  be a problem in parts of the state early Wednesday morning, especially on Read more…