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UPDATE: Milwaukee's No-Snow Record Ends at 288 Days

UPDATED Wednesday, December 19, 2012 --- 11:16 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee's record streak of consecutive days without measurable snow has ended at 288 days.

The city got 1.4 inches of snow Tuesday night at the airport, ending the streak that began March 4. The previous record was 279 days, set in 1999.

Now, like the rest of the state, Milwaukee has to get ready for even more snow. The National Weather Service says a storm that's expected to hit the state late Wednesday into Thursday could dump 12 to 18 inches in central Wisconsin.

Meteorologist Steve Brueski says the heaviest swath will be in a line from Dubuque, Iowa, up through Madison toward Fond du Lac and Green Bay.

He says Milwaukee could get 4 to 5 inches by Friday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, December 10, 2012 --- 10:30 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- While parts of west-central Wisconsin were buried under a foot of snow overnight, Milwaukee set a record with its 280th straight day without measurable snowfall.

The National Weather Service last recorded snowfall there on March 4, when just under an inch fell.

The old record was 279 days, set in 1999. Milwaukee tied that record Saturday and beat it when Sunday ended with no snow.

Meteorologist J.J. Wood says there's a good chance to extend the record. He says the area isn't expected to see snow before the weekend.

He says Milwaukee got lucky because storms that might have hit it veered off to the north and west. But he says residents shouldn't infer that the whole winter will be mild. He says winter snowfall, as usual, will be unpredictable.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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