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Spokane’s season total for snow tops 60 inches for first time in six years

UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

FILE – 26th Avenue in Spokane on Jan. 10, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – 26th Avenue in Spokane on Jan. 10, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Spokane’s winter snow total topped 60 inches late Tuesday after 4.2 more inches fell at Spokane International Airport, the National Weather Service reported.

The new total puts the city over 60 inches for the first time since 2011.

Tuesday’s storm led two school district in Spokane County, Nine Mile Falls and Reardan-Edwall, to delay classes by two hours Wednesday.

The weather service reported that Deer Park received 6 inches of snow. Colbert got 2 inches and the Five Mile Prairie received 3 inches.

“It was pretty variable,” said Mark Turner, National Weather Service meteorologist.

Snow has covered the ground in the Inland Northwest since early December. Prior to the storm, snow coverage had melted to a trace, Turner said.

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