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Trivia Question 5 What is a three wire winter?

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Ranchers use their fence wires to measure snowfall. By late January or February of a typical winter the third wire is covered standing usually at 48 inches high. On March 2, 1929 30 inches of snow fell onto 27 inches already on the ground in a 24 hour period, making it the record.

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