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    Posted April 20, 2014 by
    TJudell
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    Spirit, Wisconsin
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    Wintry weather 2014

    Late season snowstorm delays Spring for the Northwoods of Wisconsin

     
    Spring officially began on March, 20th, but Mother Nature didn’t grant spring weather to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. This everlasting winter has been one of the coldest, longest, and snowiest off this century. Just recently, April 17th, 2014 the Northwood’s was hit with yet another large snowstorm, dumping well over a foot of snow on much of the area.
    The snow had just about all melted, snowplows put away for the season, and farmers getting reading for the spring gardening season when yet another large snowstorm struck the area. Residents received word about a potential chance for a severe snowstorm coming through the area.
    This late season snowstorm was predicted to be one of the largest storms of the year, and it was. The storm dumped nearly 17 inches of snow in some areas.
    Snowfall totals for some popular Northwood’s attractions reached well over 10 inches of snow. Lac Du Flambeau received the worse of the storm getting 19 inches of snow. Other towns such as Eagle River, Tomahawk, and Rhinelander received more than 11 inches of snow.
    The 11.2 inches of snow reported in Rhinelander by the Green Bay National Weather Service makes the 2013-2014 winter the snowiest winter on record for Rhinelander, Wisconsin. A total of 107.8 inches of snow has fallen in the area this winter.
    This late season snowstorm left many Northwoods residents without power. Nearly 6,000 customers were without power due to this storm.
    The weather is expected to warm up soon for the Northwoods. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 50’s and low 60’s for the next week hopefully leading to the melting of the snow and a much anticipated Spring.

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