Powerful storm gradually weakens, exits on Friday

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Our powerful Midwest blizzard will slowly weaken in the coming hours as it tracks up over Northern Wisconsin on Friday. The majority of the precipitation has already occurred, but we will still see intermittent rain, sleet, and snow into Friday. In addition to the record breaking snowfall, winds have been very strong and even damaging from this storm. Eau Claire measured a peak wind gust of 54 mph Thursday morning and while these winds will be finally diminishing through tonight, breezes will continue into Friday, but shifting from the east to the southwest. Road conditions will continue to gradually improve as temperatures won't drop much tonight, staying in the low and mid 30's for most areas. Any additional accumulations tomorrow are likely to be pretty light with the highest chances over Northwest Wisconsin and points west as temperatures climb into the upper 30's.

Here is a list of some of the latest snowfall totals that have been reported with this storm. Eau Claire has seen a 2-day total of 11.3". Wednesday measured 3.9", which broke the previous daily record of 2.0", but Thursday's 7.4" wasn't enough to break the daily record. That so happens to be 13.0" from 1929, which also is the highest daily record in April. This storm also pushed our seasonal total to the snowiest ever on record in Eau Claire, now sitting at an incredible 98.7"!

11.3" Eau Claire
10.5" Granton
10.0" Menomonie
10.0" Eleva
10.0" Chippewa Falls
9.5" Hixton
9.0" Lublin
9.0" Hatfield
8.5" Chili
8.0" Black River Falls
8.0" Arcadia
8.0" River Falls
8.0" Mondovi
8.0" Independence
7.0" Neillsville
7.0" Dorchester
7.0" La Crosse (NWS)
6.0" Whitehall
6.0" Nelson
5.7" Roberts
5.6" Tomah
5.0" Weyerhaeuser
5.0" Ladysmith
5.0" Stockton
4.8" Viroqua
4.0" Tony
3.8" Ferryville
3.5" New Lisbon
3.0" Medford
2.8" Hillsboro
2.0" Cameron