What a crazy year for snow in Minnesota. It got off to a dismal start statewide with much of the state receiving less than a third of what is normal by Christmas. But all of that changed when the calendar turned to January with storm after storm after storm rolling across the state. And that pattern continued right through April with 2 “megastorms” dumping more than a foot on much of the metro each time. This pushed the metro total to nearly 80 inches officially on the season. That’s nearly as much snow as the Arrowhead region, which averages roughly 3 feet more in a typical year. But what’s even crazier, is parts of southwest MN have actually had the most snow statewide with more than 90 inches falling along the Buffalo Ridge in parts of Lyon, Redwood, and Martin counties. This is extremely unusual, because western and southwestern Minnesota actually averages the least amount of snow in a season… right around 40 inches. That means many of these areas have seen more than double what is considered normal.