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Late season storms brings wet, heavy snow

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UNDATED (WSAU) Parts of north central Wisconsin got up to a foot of snow last night – while a stretch from the Eau Claire area to Wausau to Green Bay had rare “thunder-snow.”

Chelsea in Taylor County had the most snow as of one this morning – 12 inches. Unofficially, Wausau got another 6-inches of snow. Rhinelander got 10-inches. Briarton in Outagamie County had snow drifts adn 7-inches.. Tigerton in Shawano County had eight-and-a-half inches of thunder-snow, mixed with sleet.

Much of Wisconsin’s mid-section also had a snow-sleet mix. In the south, Janesville received half-inch hail for up to 10 straight minutes.

The far north did not get as much snow as expected – only up to two-and-a-half inches in the Ashland-and-Bayfield region. But it seemed like a blizzard in some areas. Duluth had winds up to 56-miles-an-hour.

The storm will gradually move away today. The Weather Service said the wintry mix in the north should change to all snow if it hasn’t already. The south is expected to get more rain and thunderstorms. It’s all supposed to diminish this afternoon and evening, with cool but dry weather to follow at least into the weekend.

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