This January, we seem to be surrounded by snow. It made this librarian want to do some online research on the topic. You could say I have snow-on-the-brain!
The snowmobile was invented here in Wisconsin in 1924, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum is in St. Germain, Wisconsin and the World Championship Snowmobile Derby is being held this month in Eagle River.
Almost 187 inches of snow fell over a 7 day period on Alaska’s Thompson Pass in 1953. That’s over 15 feet! For more snow facts visit the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation maintains a Winter Road Conditions Map online. TravelWisconsin.com provides snow condition reports for downhill, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Weather Underground provides historical global weather conditions. Simply select a location and date.
Amy Crowder - January Newsletter WSLL