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Colorful sunflowers are framed by drifts of snow near The Dalles Middle School this winter. The historic record of continuous days of snow on the ground was smashed by this year’s storms, but by just how much is hard to pinpoint.

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Record-breaking winter

The old record of continuous days of snow on the ground, 29 days, set in 1979, was easily smashed this winter. By just how much, however, is hard to pinpoint. The record stretch of snow on the ground this winter had a definite beginning date — Dec. 8, 2016 — but figuring out when it officially ended is a bit trickier.

March 2, 2017 1:18 p.m. read more..


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