This Was The Biggest April Snowstorm The Twin Cities Has Ever Seen
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The weekend snowstorm set an all-time record in the Twin Cities.
The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches of snow that fell on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport between Friday morning and Sunday evening set a record for largest April snowstorm in the Twin Cities.
The prior record was set back in 1983, when 13.6 inches of snow fell in the metro.
WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman says that this also counts as the 12th biggest snowfall overall in the Twin Cities. The all-time leader is, of course, the 1991 Halloween storm, which brought a total of 28.4 inches of snow to the area.
A few places in the metro area got pretty close to two full feet of snow.
Back-to-back snowstorms in January 1982 brought a respective 17.4 inches and 20 inches of snow to Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Brickman says this recent storm makes this this the snowiest April on record, with a total of 26 inches. And this winter the 10th snowiest ever. At this point, 78.2 inches has fallen on the Twin Cities.
And there's likely more. Brickman said that a few spots would continue seeing flurries Monday morning, but the next event should pass through the area on Wednesday.
"This, I think, will be measurable snow," Brickman said. "There are parts of Minnesota that could see another 3, 4 inches out of this system."
The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin school districts are among those canceling classes as plows continue to clear more than a foot of snow from a record-breaking winter storm.
Minneapolis school officials say they called off classes Monday because it would be difficult for buses to get down side streets and because children might not be visible behind tall snowbanks.
Over the weekend law enforcement worked to keep up with hundreds of traffic accidents. About 750 flights were canceled over the weekend at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
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