Are We Done With Snow Yet? - KMSP-TV

Are We Done With Snow Yet?

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Meteorologist Cody Matz Meteorologist Cody Matz

If I had to answer this question in one word, it would be; No. But clearly, this is a much more complicated question. The likelihood that the snow is done falling for the season is pretty slim. The main reason for this is that March is actually the 3rd snowiest month of the year. On average, more than 8 inches fall during the month and this year we are far behind. In fact, we have seen less than a half inch of snow so far this month. If we ended the month today, it would be tied for the 3rd least snowy March's ever. The record was actually set back in 2010 with all of 0 snow falling in the metro.

So how much longer do we have to go? Well, that remains to be seen, but if history tells us anything, we likely have a good month left for the snow to keep falling.

Here is what the Upper Midwest has seen so far this season:

And here is just how far above or below average we already are:

Notice, that much of the area is at least at average for the season with areas to our southeast 2 or 3 times their normal snowfall. Alright, now here are some stats that may help explain how much longer snow season can last…

Average date for last 1" snow cover – April 2

Latest measurable snowfall on record – May 24

Latest large snow storm of 4" or more on record – April 29

Average number of days with at least 1" of snow on the ground – 100

The number of days with at least 1" of snow on the ground this winter – 99

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