(KMSP) - While the 2016-2017 snow season got off to a slow start, it has picked up in a big way. The metro has now officially seen just under 16” of the white stuff so far this month, which is already about 5 inches above our monthly normal for snowfall with roughly 2 weeks to go. This helps us make up for the big deficit in snows over the month of November to put us right about average to this point in the season.
Even though the season is shaping up normally so far, we are now about halfway to our record snowiest December back in 2010, where we saw nearly 3 feet of snow during the month.
The week before Christmas looks fairly benign, with just a moisture starved clipper expected to roll across the state midweek providing some of us with light snow, but there are signs that our active weather pattern could return just after Christmas, so more snow looks likely before the month is over.