Hudson gets about 7 inches of snowA station at nearby Lakeland, Minn., reported getting 6.0 inches of snow and one at Roberts recorded 7.1 inches. Two reports from River Falls had our neighbor to the south receiving 9.5 inches and 8.0 inches of snowfall.
The final snow counts are in. It appears that Hudson received about 7 inches of snowfall that started at midday Tuesday, Dec. 8, and continued through the night and into the day Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The National Weather Service doesn’t have a reporting station in Hudson, so the estimate is based on reports from surrounding communities.
A station at nearby Lakeland, Minn., reported getting 6.0 inches of snow and one at Roberts recorded 7.1 inches. Two reports from River Falls had our neighbor to the south receiving 9.5 inches and 8.0 inches of snowfall.
Other local snowfall totals included:
Eau Claire topped west central Wisconsin in snowfall with 13.1 inches.
You can view the snowfall totals for the Weather Service’s west central Wisconsin and central Minnesota reporting stations by visiting http://bit.ly/5OebCW.
Hudson students returned to school Thursday after getting Wednesday off because of the storm.
Gov. Jim Doyle also ordered state offices and the University of Wisconsin campuses closed on Wednesday.
The governor declared a State of Emergency for all 72 counties as the winter storm hit Wisconsin. The order called to active duty elements of the Wisconsin National Guard as deemed necessary by Brigadier General Don Dunbar to assist authorities where needed.
Waste Management has delayed garbage pick-up by a day in North Hudson. Households scheduled for pick-up on Wednesday will have their garbage collected on Thursday. Thursday collections have been pushed back to Friday.
Travelers can find updated road-condition information on the Wisconsin DOT’s web site: http://www.dot.state.wi.us/travel/gis/rwis.htm.