A brush with more snow, but mostly south

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Usually at this time of year we are saying April showers bring May flowers, but lately our April snow showers have been bringing out the snow plowers! And, we have not seen the end of the snow for the month quite yet.

This month is not quite record breaking, but we are close. Usually for the whole month of April we see 1.9" of snowfall (in Eau Claire). In the first half of April 2018 we have already seen 18.6". This is the third highest total in recorded history. The top two include: 19.4" in 1929 and 31.1" in 1928. We are certainly within striking distance of the #2 spot, but that record from 1928 looks to stand for a while!

Another storm system is moving across the Plains bringing another chance for a wintry mix and some accumulating snow. The good news, the track has been trending south, and this means most of the impacts will remain over our southern areas only.

TIMING: Snow will continue through the afternoon, while the northern edge of the snow should remain mostly south of Eau Claire. If we do manage to see some snow locally, it will come in the afternoon. The system will be a quick mover and should be exiting during the first part of the night.

ALERTS: A winter storm warning is in effect until 1am Thursday in Crawford, Houston and Vernon counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Winona County in MN, and La Crosse, Monroe, and Juneau counties. The advisory expires at 1 am Thursday.

ACCUMULATION: There are still some questions as to how far north the snow will make it, so the cut off may end up staying south of Eau Claire. Further south, a better chance to see 2-4" in the La Crosse area with higher totals to the south.

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