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Spokane sets record for snowiest winter ever

Spokane sets record for snowiest winter ever
Kevin Newman, left, a cubmaster for a pack of cub scouts, digs out a driveway on the north side of Spokane, Wash. with his son, Kaden, right, age 7, as a service project with the local Boy Scout community on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley)
Weary Spokane residents who are sick of snow can at least now be consoled by the fact that they were a part of history.

A snow storm on Sunday has made this the snowiest winter on record in Spokane.

The National Weather Service said 93.6 inches of snow has been recorded at Spokane International Airport this winter, breaking the record set in 1949-50 by a tenth of an inch.

It took snowfall of 3.9 inches of Sunday, a record for the date, to break the all-time record.

This is the second-consecutive heavy winter in Spokane. Last year, more than 92 inches of snow fell on the Lilac City, third most since records started in 1893.

Here is the Top 5 now:
RANK WINTER SNOW TOTAL
1 2008-2009 93.6
2 1949-1950 93.5
3 2007-2008 92.6
4 1974-1975 89.0
5 1992-1993  87.3

Spokane is also mired in unseasonable cold. Normal high temperatures at the of March are in the low 50s, but this month has seen highs in the 30s and 40s.

Note that Seattle is also pretty high up the charts on their own snowy winter. Right now, we remain tied at No. 6 with 23.3".

The Associated Press contributed to this report