"Typical" Snowfall Amounts through the Winter - KMSP-TV

"Typical" Snowfall Amounts through the Winter

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Now that the snow season is upon us, I will get you brushed up on how much of the white stuff we average in any one year. Now, as I'm typing this, I am quickly realizing that it has been a while since we have had what we would call an "average" year, but this will at least give you a ballpark of what you can expect.

On any given year, the metro area should receive anywhere between 45 and 50 inches of snow with more than 65 inches typical in the Arrowhead of Minnesota and 35 to 45 inches for the western portion of the state as seen in the image below.

Now, we all remember last year and how LONG the snow season lasted with April actually coming out as the snowiest month… here's how much we received.

Clearly an above average year with more than 65 inches in the metro and over 100 in parts of the Arrowhead.  To put this into context, here are the snow season totals for the last several years for the metro at the official tally location of MSP airport.

2012-2013 = 67.7

2011-2012 = 22.3

2010-2011 = 86.6

2009-2010 = 40.7

2008-2009 = 45.0

2007-2008 = 44.9

2006-2007 = 35.5

2005-2006 = 44.4

2004-2005 = 25.5

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