Duluth, Minnesota gets 10 inches of snow, sets May record

Duluth set a May record with over 10 inches of snow. 

It's May. But the calendar has never been a deterrent when it comes to a Duluth, Minnesota snowstorm. 

Wednesday and Thursday the area got hit with over 10 inches of snow. That total is good for the largest May snowfall in the city's distinctive weather history and also made May 2019 their snowiest May on record. 

May 8-9 snow totals (inches)

Duluth: 10.6

Two Harbors: 9.5

Poplar, Wis.: 8.3

Hillman: 4

Upsala: 3.5

Onamia: 3

Little Falls: 2.5

May snow showers bring plow problems

In far northeastrern Minnesota, Cook County officials say they will be responding as efficiently as possible, but most of their winter plow fleet has been transitioned for spring operations and they only have five plows still ready for snow removal. 

The good news? Afternoon temperatures in the 40s combined with warm ground temperatures should make for a quick melt. View 7-day forecast

Missing airplane

Two Minnesota sheriff's offices are searching for an "overdue" plane that departed from the Moose Lake Carlton County Airport but never arrived at the Crystal Airport in the Twin Cities. Carlton and Pine Counties started a search, but were unable to launch an aerial search because of the weather. Neither sheriff's office recieved a report of a crash.