Local news blogging: Historic Midwestern snow storms

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Powerful snow storms bludgeoned Wisconsin and Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday, with both states receiving record snow fall totals around 16 to 18 inches. Videos of the Wisconsin storm here.

View local blogs from each state:


Iowa Iowa Politics Insider: Capitol legislative forum featuring Gov. Culver canceled today.

“A forum about the 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature planned for today at the Iowa Capitol has been canceled, due to the blizzard, aides to Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said.”

Iowas Newz liter: Blizzard

“I know this weather always puts someone in the mood for Christmas, so in that spirit we present Minnesotans For Global Warming and their new seasonal classic — It’s A Climategate Christmas.

”For the record, Dairy Queen is the only kind of Blizzard I enjoy, usually M&M or Oreo.”

The Iowa Republican: Snow day!

“As for the snow storm, I think this is the first time in my life time that the weather people have accurately predicted a major snow storm. Props to them.”

WHO News Radio 1050: Iowa gets whacked by the blizzard of ‘09.

“So, we do the appropriate Iowa thing in response. We whine about it at a high level.”

The Iowa Independent: Iowa Christian group says winter storm evidence of ‘divine sense of humor.’

“The Iowa Family Policy Center’s action arm is noting in an e-mail to supporters Wednesday that the blizzard impacting Iowa and other parts of the Midwest is evidence of God’s sense of humor since it coincides with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.” The Iowa Independent: Iowans brace for impressive winter storm.”

Bleeding Heartland: Lots of links for a snowy day.


Dane 101: Delays and Closures in Madison

The Sconz: Giant snowball on university ave last night

This Side of Town: Will you be towed?

Dane101: News blogging the storm.

“We appear to have reached a lull in the storm. Now would be a good time to go sledding and build snowmen (and women and children). For those of you staying inside here is a collection of updates, reports, and photos.”

This Side of Town: Hey! It’s a Snow Day! Round Up.

“Seems silly to shovel to get your car into a spot, so you can shovel to get it back out.”

WISSUP = Wisconsin Speaks Up: Blizzard photos.

Hubbub: Wisconsin tweets the snow storm.

Cul-de-sacs: Eating your property taxes while eliminating connectivity.

“If you live on the typical suburban cul-de-sac, as I do (that’s mine in the photo above), snow events like the one we experienced today drive home another expensive consequence of suburban non-planning: The intricate, time-and-fuel-consuming snowplow ballet that is required in order to clear the huge circle of non-permeable surface created by cul-de-sacs.”

Free Whitewater: Daily bread.

“in the last thirty years, Wisconsin averages about 11.9 inches of snow in December. The greatest daily total for snow in Wisconsin was 26 inches in 1904 at Neillsville, Clark County.”

Boots & Sabers: Snowmaggedon update.

Packerland Annals:“I wouldn’t mind the snow if I didn’t have to drive in it.”

Liberty’s Logic: Blizzard Allison speaks out.

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