Many North Idaho residents are OnLocation on their roof tops this weekend, removing snow accumulations that have become heavy with the thaw the past few days. This fellow shovels snow from the roof of a Fernan Village home.
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The 9.9 inches of snowfall Saturday broke the record of 7 inches for the date set in 1937, said climatologist Cliff Harris, with 11 to 13 inches in the northern part of the county. That brings the season total to 80.1 inches, and the December total of 77.9 inches close to the monthly record of 82.4 inches set in January 1969.
"We only need four and a half inches to break the record, and we have 9 inches coming between Sunday and Wednesday night," said Harris.
Saturday was the first time since Dec. 12 that temperatures went above freezing, hitting the mid-30s by early evening. Another bank of cold air, with temperatures in the high 20s, means the old record will likely fall by Monday. Then the biggest storm since the Dec. 18 record snowfall will hit, bringing another 8 to 14 inches of snow.
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