GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — This past weekend’s snowfall put the Twin Cities in the record book at number 8 for the top ten snowiest seasons with 80.3 inches.
For record-keeping purposes, the snowfall season starts on July 1 and ends the following June 30.
The month of October got us off to a slow start, but with a few notable winter storms in November and December, we made great headway.
We saw snowfall of just over 8 inches on November 29 followed by two big rounds of 6+” snow in December.
Then we found ourselves dealing with a multi-day snowfall event in early January that brought us over a foot of snow followed by two smaller snowstorms later that month.
The first two weeks of February were quiet and mild until we picked up another 15 inches over four days.
Something to note about February is that we also received over an inch of rain that month. That is a lot of precipitation that doesn’t count toward our snowfall totals. We already surpassed March’s average snowfall of 8.2 inches by an inch in the middle of the month.
The average snowfall for April is 3.5 inches and we rarely see snow in May.
Throughout our snowfall season, we have measured snow 42 days, a few days above the average of 38, and we still have a chance of late-season snow.