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Eau Claire surpasses 100″ snow in 2019

Year and Number of Days List 2018
This is the unofficial list of snowiest calendar years. It's unofficial because the NWS doesn't look at snowfall per calendar year, and the Stormtracker 18 Weather Team combed through the raw climate data to add up and come up with these numbers.

Normally, we talk about how much snow we get in a given winter, which spans across the calendar year from generally October through April. Thus, we define the "winter year" as starting on July 1 and ending June 30 the next year. This allows us to calculate how much snow falls in any continuous winter.

Last winter set the record for snowiest "winter year" with 98.8" snow. Most of that snow fell after January 1, more specifically in February.

Due to that fact, it shouldn't come as a surprise that with the slightly above average snow we've received to start this winter, Eau Claire has surpassed 100" snowfall in the 2019 calendar year for the first time in recorded history. Snow measurement data for Eau Claire goes back to 1892.

We were pushed over the 100" mark with the afternoon snow measurement of 2.4 inches taken at 3 p.m. on December 12, 2019.

Colder temperatures follow the snow. Here's Monday afternoon's forecast.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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