MINNEAPOLIS — We're in the home stretch toward spring, but winter hasn't released its hold on Minnesota just yet.
After a year of big and small snowstorms, the 2022-23 season has officially made its way into the record books.
After a little additional accumulation a day earlier, as of Sunday, March 19, total snowfall in the Twin Cities reached 81.2 inches, enough for the eighth snowiest season on record.
The National Weather Service initially estimated the Twin Cities had received 81.3 inches, which would have put this winter in a tie for seventh place with the 1961-62 season, but later retracted .1 inch.
The only other Top 10 snowfall season to happen in the 21st century was in 2010-11, where 86.6 inches fell, making that year the fourth snowiest on record. The remaining records were all recorded in the 1900s, from 1916 through 1992.
Meanwhile up north, the 2023-23 winter season in Duluth continues to climb the top snow totals list. As of March 17, total seasonal snowfall is 121.3 inches, making this the sixth snowiest year on record.
And while spring is right around the corner, Minnesotans know we're not out of the woods just yet when it comes to snow this time of year. So exactly how much snow will we end up with before the seasons finally change? To be determined.
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