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Recording-breaking snow recorded in Milwaukee, National Weather Service says

Posted at 1:37 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 10:41:04-05

After a winter storm brought heavy snow to southeast Wisconsin, the snowpack in Milwaukee has officially broken a 20-year record.

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The National Weather Service said Milwaukee's snow depth record was broken on Tuesday, with a measurement of snow 22 inches deep at the General Mitchell International Airport observation site.

The deepest snow depth record was set in January 2001.

Milwaukee also set a new daily record snowfall total on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Milwaukee recorded 5.9 inches of snow beating the 1956 record of 5.6 inches.


The storm brought heavy lake effect snow totals to lakeshore communities, including Racine, which saw more than 16 inches of snow since Monday evening.

The Milwaukee area saw about 9 inches, while northern spots only saw a few inches.

The system finally moved out of the area Tuesday afternoon, but Storm Team 4 is tracking another chance of accumulating snow later this week.

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