For the second year in a row, winter has chosen to linger in parts of Wisconsin with as much as 10 inches of snow falling over a band from northwest Wisconsin through the central part of the state with golf courses throughout Wisconsin staying closed for at least another day.
The National Weather Service reported that Eleva, north of Eau Claire and home to one of the state's top WIAA Division 3 boys golf programs, received 10 inches of snow over a 24-hour period starting early Wednesday morning. Wisconsin Rapids, in central Wisconsin, also received double-digit snowfall totals, according to the National Weather Service Website.
Snowfall totals on a line from La Crosse to Manitowoc and north ranged from 3½ to 10 inches. The volume of snow was significantly less in southern Wisconsin where precipitation was a wintery mix in spots and steady rain in other areas.
The winter-like weather caused golf courses, many of which had been open for up to three weeks, to close their doors for a day or two in hopes that spring would soon return. A few golfers, especially high school golfers a week into their spring schedule, made the most of the conditions — or at least made them memorable:
Neither rain, snow or sleet will keep the Spartans from working on their golf game. Resiliency coming out strong today! pic.twitter.com/lHrePOAuZX— Spartan Golf (@BE_Spartan_Golf) April 10, 2019
Not a great day for golf in Delavan. Snow starting to stick. pic.twitter.com/oHA8rOA3tE— Mark Baden (@Mark_Baden) April 10, 2019