April 2018 now one of the snowiest months on record

- With our 15.7-inch three-day snowstorm, the largest in Twin Cities history for the month, April 2018 is not only the snowiest April on record, but now one of the snowiest in city history dating back to 1872. It has been a white month to say the least with six days of measurable snowfall so far this month, more than any other April before it. 

While it will never compete with the truly monster snowy months that resulted because of the Halloween Blizzard, or the Armistice Day Blizzard, or have the tremendous impact of the snowiest week on record in January of 1982, our April is now the 18th snowiest month on record in the Twin Cities. That’s a pretty big feat considering that April is typically our transition month into much warmer days, on average. 

While 18th place doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, consider that our April is the 18th snowiest month out of a possible 1,752 months. That’s in the top one percent of all months. Now, I understand that we only really get snow seven months out of the year, generally October through April. So considering those variables, we are in 18th place out of a possible 994 months, still the top two percent of all snow months. 

This will be the snowiest month in the Twin Cities since December of 2010, when the Metrodome roof collapsed for the final time.

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