A record 14.2 inches of snow fell in Milwaukee today. The city was taken by surprise, commuter traffic was at a standstill, airplanes were grounded, and thousands of residents were left cleaning up a thick blanket of white. But here in West Allis -- 6 miles inland from Lake Michigan -- we got none. No snow. No messy commute. Just sunny skies.
It's called Lake Effect Snow
and it's extremely common here in SE Wisconsin.
"Lake Effect Snow Blitzes Milwaukee
hits south and east sides"