KMSP - With Minnesota coming out of one of the warmest fall seasons on record, it should be no surprise that our snow season is off to a pretty bleak start. While we did see more snow than anticipated this past weekend, we have still seen less than half of what is normal by now. Parts of central and northern Minnesota are well above average though because of our one big November snow storm this year, but other than a few select spots from the Alexandria area through Brainerd and up to Ely, it’s been a pretty dismal year. The metro has officially seen just under 5 inches of snow so far. We are typically near a foot of the white stuff already. But, in theory, plenty more should be on the way as December is our 2nd snowiest month on average, just trailing January.