May 2nd and 3rd Rewrites Record Books For Eau Claire

An historic May snow storm struck Eau Claire, WI on May 2nd and 3rd, 2013.  This storm produced record breaking snowfall for Eau Claire, adding to an already snowy season of 2013.  Below is a summary of the records that were broken in Eau Claire.  

Summary Of Records Set At Eau Claire, WI 

Record

Details

Previous Record

 Record May Snowfall

As of May 3rd, 9.3" of snow has been recorded, making May 2013 the snowiest May on record for Eau Claire. The previous record was 3.0" of snow in May of 1935.

 Record Snowfall For Any Calendar Day In May

 The 8.7" of snow that fell on May 2nd, 2013 was the single snowiest calendar day during the month of May on record.  The previous snowiest calendar day was May 12th, 1946 when 2.0" of snow was recorded.

 Record Daily Maximum Snowfall For May 2nd

 The daily snowfall record for May 2nd was broken when 8.7" of snow was recorded.  The previous record was 1.5" of snow which was set in 1935.

 Record Daily Maximum Snowfall For May 3rd

The daily snowfall record for May 3rd was broken when 0.6" of snow was recorded.  The previous record was zero.

 Record Daily Cold Maximum Temperature

 The high temperature on May 2nd, 2013 was 34 degrees, the coldest high temperature on record for May 2nd.  The previous record cold maximum temperature for May 2nd was 39 degrees set in 2005.

 

Top Five Snowiest Mays On Record 

Rank

Snowfall Amount (in.)

Year

1

9.3

2013

2

3.0

1935

3

2.0

1946

4

1.8

1909

5

0.7

1960

 

Top Ten Snowiest Seasons On Record

Rank

Snowfall Amount (in.)

Season

1

89.5

1996-1997

2

85.9

1928-1929

T3

84.3

1892-1893

T3

84.3

2012-2013

5

78.2

1968-1969

6

75.8

1970-1971

7

75.0

1995-1996

8

71.5

2010-2011

9

69.5

1921-1922

10

68.7

1961-1962

 

 

 

Figure 1:  The picture above was taken in Eau Claire, WI on May 2nd during the snow storm.  Photo courtesy of Joshua Miller.

  

 



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