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Record finally falls with Monday snow

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ANN MARIE AMES
February 26, 2008
— Weather reports might be starting to sound like a broken record.

That’s because they are.


Monday night’s snowfall buried the record for the most snow to fall on the city of Janesville in one winter.


The storm brought 4 inches—less than predicted by the National Weather Service in Sullivan.


But it pushed the total snow depth to 70.1 inches since the first storm on Nov. 21.


That beats the record set in the winter of 1978-79 when the city got 67.3 inches, according to The Janesville Gazette’s records.


The Gazette has recorded snowfalls since 1929.


Just to warn you, the previous record included 5.5 inches of snow in March and April of 1979.


The city’s lightest seasonal snowfall was 9.4 inches in 1967.


While record breaking is fun, the wind and snow made for treacherous roads in Rock County Monday night and today. The National Weather Service Web site predicts winds of 15 to 20 mph this afternoon, causing drifting and limiting visibility.


The Rock County Sheriff’s Office released a warning this morning, telling travelers to stay off the road unless travel is necessary.


Today’s high will be near 27 degrees. Wednesday’s high will be 23 degrees. The service predicts more snow Thursday afternoon and night.


Between Friday and Sunday, temperatures will creep from 34 to 42.



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