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May snowstorm blankets northwestern Wisconsin


MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The latest snowfall totals from the National Weather Service show just how big the storm was that hit the state in the past few days.

The May storm dropped 17 inches of snow in Clam Lake in Bayfield County to top the list of places impacted by the weather.

Close behind was Ashland in Ashland County with 16.3 inches recorded.  Upson in Iron County reported 16 inches of new snow from the storm.

Further south, Jim Falls in Chippewa County had 11.4, while Bloomer saw 9.3 inches of snow. Mondovi in Buffalo County saw 8.3 inches come down.  Eau Claire, which had 8.7 inches, set a record for any calendar day in May as well as a record daily cold high temperature of 34 degrees.

Roads, although improving, remain snow and ice covered and slippery according to the Department of Transportation.

The Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center states that crews are out trying to restore power to several thousand cutsomers.  


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