Tuesday, February 12, 2008

You can try to outrun it, but you'll lose. The snow is faster than you are -- and most likely taller

Trying to Outrun the Snow
You can't win. In Madison's snowiest winter ever it just keeps coming.
Including the 1.8 inches that fell Monday into Tuesday -- and not counting the additional snow expected to fall during the day today -- the area's snowfall total now stands at 77.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

"That's a new record," an impressed Greg Davis, a hydrometeorological technician for the Weather Service, said this morning.

The total surpassed Madison's previous record for seasonal snowfall of 76.1 inches, set in the winter of 1978-79. Additional light snowfall is forecast through the afternoon.
In this record winter, we've already had enough accumulated snow to cover a 6'5" basketball player (of course, some has melted) and soon it will be taller than anybody. And it will just keep on coming. And coming. The photo at right was taken last year in Wingra Park on April 11. Consider yourself warned.

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