Season Snowfall Sub Average for the Metro So Far - KMSP-TV

Season Snowfall Sub Average for the Metro So Far

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Meteorologist Cody Matz Meteorologist Cody Matz

Many are likely thankful for the current numbers, but so far the metro is lagging behind average in the snowfall category even though many areas of the state are near normal. Granted, we have a long way to go in the snow season so it's a little too early to be fearful or thankful of our sub average numbers, but there is no denying that we are several inches behind the 30 year norms. Officially coming in with 17.3 inches so far at the airport puts us about 70 percent of what's normal by this time in the snow season. We should be around 25 inches by the middle of January. Appears like the metro has been in a little bubble of smaller snow totals for the moment with Eau Claire, St. Cloud, and Duluth near normal. But look at some of the numbers, not only overall totals, but as compared to average for cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis! Now, there is some accumulating snow in the forecast, so numbers are likely to climb through the week, but there are many areas to our south that are destroying us when it comes to snowfall for the season. Check out the list below…

City                      Season Snowfall        AVG to Date      % of AVG

Grand Rapids, MI          53.0"                         39.1"               136%

Duluth, MN                    46.4"                         45.5"               102%

Chicago, IL                    34.3"                         16.5"               208%

Rapid City, SD                34.1"                         13.9"               245%

Green Bay, WI               27.6"                         23.2"               119%

Indianapolis, IN              27.1"                        12.4"               219%

St. Cloud, MN                  24.1"                        22.8"               106%

Eau Claire, WI                22.4"                         22.5"                 99%

Sioux Falls, SD                21.1"                         20.9"               100%

St. Louis, MO                  20.5"                           8.0"               256%

Bismarck, ND                   19.9"                        25.5"                 78%

Cincinnati, OH                 18.5"                          9.2"                201%

Twin Cities, MN               17.3"                         25.4"                 68%

Des Moines, IA               17.2"                         16.7"                103%

Fargo, ND                       16.7"                         26.2"                  64%

Denver, CO                    14.1"                          27.9"                 51%

Kansas City, KS             10.7"                            8.8"                122%

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