The snow that stared Monday night with sleet and icy rain (a good time to put windshield wipers up to keep them from becoming icebound) dropped 6.5 inches of white stuff in Madison and almost twice as much further north.
Schools closed, and it was a welcome snow day for students -- except at UW-Madison, where they are in the midst of finals. For everyone else it was a hassle, made worse by the feeling of déjà vu:
The storm puts the total for this snow season at 16.3 inches. During the record snows of 2007-08, when 101.4 inches of snow came down, Madison had 16.7 inches of snow through Dec. 9.In other words, we're just about on track to keep pace with last year's depressing record. It worked out to almost one snowfall every other day.