Snow is over, but not before breaking October records

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Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 11:16 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:06 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Our October snow surprise has left several inches of accumulation much of Western Wisconsin, with a sharp cut off to the south. Widespread totals exceeding 6″ have been reported from the Chippewa Valley, westward into the Minneapolis area. Here is just a small sampling of some of the snowfall reports in the region.

Tuesday Snowfall Reports
Tuesday Snowfall Reports(WEAU)

The nearly 7″ total in Eau Claire not only eclipsed the previous October 20th record, by nearly 5″, but also tops the list as the snowiest single day in October and was even enough to make this the all time snowiest October on record!

Tuesday's snow broke all October records
Tuesday's snow broke all October records(WEAU)

Though no additional accumulating snow is in the short term forecast, there is at least a small chance we may add to this total by the end of this weekend. Expect some melting in the coming days, but with temperatures generally remaining well below average, it may be longer than we’d like.

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