Parts of the US are faring far better for snow this winter than MN

- The meteorological winter is winding down (December – February) and Minnesota hasn’t had exactly the best year for snow.  While not the worst either, much of the state is running a 10 to 20 inch snow drought so far this season.  And with temperatures starting to rise and spring right around the corner, it’s going to be tough to make up for it through the rest of the year.  But the same can’t be said for other parts of the country.  In fact, 2 cities in Nevada actually top the list when it comes to areas with snowfall well above average…

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Both Ely and Elko are more than 2 feet of snow above average through the first two thirds of February.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota is certainly the closest to the state with above average numbers coming in now with over 50 inches.  The storm track and consistent large storms for them has aided in more snow to our southwest.  Sioux City, Iowa is also on the list for that same reason.  Other than Iowa and a couple random cities from the northern Rockies to the Ohio Valley, the bulk of the above average snows come from the one huge Nor’easter a month ago with cities from DC to Pennsylvania and New York coming in well above average.

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