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Record winter in Rhinelander

This is the way Winter should look.
This is the way Winter should look.

RHINELANDER, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Rhinelander now has its snowiest winter on record, thanks to this week's storm. The city got just over 11 inches the past couple days, for a total of 107.8-inches of the white stuff this season. That's the most since the National Weather Service started keeping records for Rhinelander in 1908.

This week's snowstorm was the fourth-largest for an April in that city. Lac du Flambeau in Vilas County had the most snow in northern Wisconsin this week -- 19-inches. Some of it has melted, and don't be surprised if it creates new flooding to the south.

An earlier round of flood warnings has partially ended. The Weather Service still has warnings out on parts of three rivers which are over their banks -- the Baraboo, the Fox, and the Wolf. The Mississippi approached its flood stage at Wabasha Minnesota, but it's expected to go back down this evening. At Prairie du Chien, the Mississippi is about an inch below its banks, and still rising. Minor flooding is reported and-or predicted at all Wisconsin locations. The snow-melt continues today, with highs in the 40's-and-50's statewide. The next chance for precipitation is on Sunday in the form of rain.

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