Snow-savvy Midwest cities breaking no-snow records

No snow boots needed in Milwaukee. Chicago commuters aren’t dodging knee-deep snow drifts frozen along city sidewalks. And children in Des Moines are settling for ice shavings dumped from a Zamboni.

In Hastings, the last time residents had to get out their shovels was Feb. 3 and 4, leaving the city snowless for a 295-day stretch that ended with a dusting early last week.
That broke the record set in 1944.

Omaha recorded its 285th consecutive snowless day Wednesday — breaking its previous record set in 2006 — and Lincoln extended its record on Thursday to 297 days without measurable snow. Lincoln’s former record was 295 snow-free days in 2004.

To read more, see Friday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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