Throwback photos: 27 years ago a record-setting blizzard dumped 17.3 inches of snow on Madison

Throwback photos: 27 years ago a record-setting blizzard dumped 17.3 inches of snow on Madison

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A winter storm began shortly after midnight on Dec. 3, 1990 in Madison and became a blizzard over the course of the day. By the time the storm ended late that evening it had dumped a 17.3 inches of snow on the Madison area.

That total remains the highest snowfall total measured in a single calendar day in Madison since the city began keeping records in 1884.

Here are some of the stories and photos that ran in the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times in the aftermath of that record-setting storm.

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