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Racine, Kenosha hardest hit by Midwestern blizzard

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says Racine has taken the worst of the Midwestern blizzard, receiving almost two feet of snow.

Meteorologist Mark Gehring says 21.5 inches of snow had fallen in Racine by Wednesday morning. That was the highest total in southern Wisconsin.

Kenosha got 17.5 inches of snow, while Madison and Milwaukee each got about 15 inches.

A blizzard warning is set to expire at noon, and the storm is expected to die down by the afternoon.

However, Gehring warns that conditions will still be dicey after that. He says temperatures in southern Wisconsin will fall below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills of 20 to 25 degrees below zero.

He says in terms of wind and snowfall, this is a "top-10 blizzard."

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