The never ending winter or #worstwinterever as it has been dubbed is set to finally release its grip on the Upper Midwest and allow spring to start knocking on the door. Season snowfall is at or above average for just about everyone across the area, and with temperatures as cold as they have been the last 3 months, little if any of it has actually melted. Well, that will be changing. Here is the snow pack across the region from late last week.
The top image shows the amount of snow on the ground ranging from a few inches in west central Minnesota, to about a foot and a half across the metro, to over 3 feet in some cases in the Arrowhead. The second picture shows where these totals rank in the grand scheme of things. Pretty easy to see that much of the area is well above normal with many spots coming in above the 90th percentile, which means that only 10 percent of winters have had a larger snow pack than at this point in the season. Pretty impressive!! Well, with the warm up coming, many locations across the area could see snow pack drop 30 t0 80 percent with much of the metro dwindling to 8 inches or less by next weekend.