KMSP, Minneapolis, MN - When it comes to seasonal snowfall in the Twin Cities, we are getting close to where we should be but we are still falling short of average.
Thanks to a whopper of a storm that dumped 9.4 inches at the official measuring station at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport on Groundhog Day, the seasonal snowfall is experiencing a much more commanding presence as we head into the home stretch of the 2015-2016 winter season. In fact, before the big wallop, we were running at 56% of average. Now, the the seasonal snowfall is at 77% of average.
In a average winter season, the Twin Cities snowfall should be 37.4" through mid-February, and so far this season, our total is 28.8".
This is an El Nino season, which means on average it is usually warmer with less snow. Technically, we do have less snow than average but we actually have more snow than we did this time last year.
So as you can see, the Groundhog Day storm pushed snow totals ahead of this time last year, reminding us that is about averages. The metro is just one good snowstorm away from normal.