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Be proud! Shout it from the top of the snowbanks! We are number one and Milwaukee is number two. Just forget for a minute that we're talking about snowfall totals for the year, not something like water quality or jobs. Forget also that Milwaukee has been keeping snowfall records longer than Waukesha has.
We can be proud of our ninety inches. It's been an interesting winter for everyone, especially those like me who spend time outdoors every day. I loved this winter. So much to deal with. Kept me active, not bored. I loved the many, many times the snow stuck to branches and everything looking so beautiful. My opinion would differ if I had to work all day in it instead of just shovel it occasionally, but then I'd probably appreciate spring more.
I didn't mind Friday's snow. Got off work early and made it home safe. Many people were home from work and school because of Good Friday, otherwise the roads would have been much worse. The snow doesn't look like it's going to ice up and stick around for very long. It will add moisture to the ground for a good growing season. We'll be able to look forward to beautiful flowers and vegetables and should be able to water less.
It was better that the 14 or 15 inches of snow fell now instead of earlier or later. With temperatures warming, most streets and sidewalks are already clear. If it fell later it could've been like May 10th, 1990, when trees were leafed out and many branches were broken. While there's still a few days or weeks left when we might see snow, this was probably the last one we have to worry about. The sun's out. Enjoy the snow while it lasts..