Meteorological winter is considered to be the months of December, January and February. However, here in Minnesota, winter usually runs from September to May, and so does our average snowfall. Some years the flakes start flying way too early and some years the flakes wont stop falling, even while the rest of they country is enjoying spring.
Below is a graph of what you can expect on average for snowfall here in the Twin Cities.
As mentioned before, we are far from average here in the Upper Midwest. Below is a graph of the most snow that we have received per month.
Then comes those big storms, the ones that stick in our memories for a lifetime. It seems that there is usually a name attached with them, such as the "Halloween Blizzard". In fact, that October 31, 1991 snowstorm tops the list as the biggest snowstorm of all time in the Twin Cities.
A lot of times those snowfalls add up to a banner snow year and sometimes they get washed away in the averages. Below is a graph of the top 5 snowiest seasons in Twin Cities weather history.
Its not always extreme when it comes to snowfall in this part of the country. We have our share of lean years as well.
I hope you find this a great resource in which to compare future Twin Cities snow events.
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