A record Easter snowfall for Eau Claire

Published: Apr. 10, 2020 at 10:06 PM CDT
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The late season winter storm that produced accumulating snow much of Sunday will finally be moving up into the Great Lakes the rest of tonight and into early Monday. Snow will be coming to an end, while lingering flurries will be possible, the accumulations are mostly over. It has been a record-breaking snowfall, now the snowiest Easter on record in Eau Claire, while also breaking the daily record. As of the latest report, the official amount for Eau Claire is 7.7", while the previous daily record for April 12 was 7.0" from 1962. The previous snowiest Easter on record was March 31, 1929 at 5.5".

Here is a list of some of the latest snowfall reports around Western Wisconsin:

Lublin: 11.0"

Medford: 10.0"

Weyerhaeuser & Tony: 9.0"

Mondovi: 8.3"

Alma, Hudson & Loyal: 8.0"

Pepin: 7.7"

Ellsworth: 7.0"

Chippewa Falls: 6.2"

Arcadia & Neillsville: 6.0"

Blair & Granton: 5.0"

Hatfield: 4.0"

Onalaska: 2.0"

La Crosse (NWS): 1.3"

These amounts me be short of the final totals in these locations, but are the most recent information reported.

As the storm continues to move away into early Monday, stronger north and northwest winds may lead to scattered power outages with the potential of snapping tree limbs. Sustained winds of 15-25 mph can be expected, with gusts to 35 mph. Temperatures will remain in the 30's so melting will be limited during the day, with only a gradual warm up in the forecast later this week.