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2019 Could Be Wettest Year On Record, Snow Record Also Possible


We're closing in on some precipitation records here in the Northwoods. WJFW-TV Chief Meteorologist Geoff Weller says some records are within reach...   

"....With yesterday's snow, the yearly snow fall in Rhinelander is now at 117.8 in the calendar year in inches. The record is 131.5 set back in 2014. We have a ways to go in terms of snow fall to go before this month is over to beat that record...."

He says another record is also possible...

"The other side to that is liquid precipitation. Places like Green Bay, this is their wettest year on record. Wausau is at number two right now. Rhinelander, we're sitting at number 7 for the year with 40.41 inches of liquid or melted down precipitation. The record there is 42.86 set back in 2016. So we're getting close to that one. This could be the wettest year on record...."

Weller says a series of smaller snow producing systems are predicted for the next week which will add to the yearly totals.