Amazing: Minnesota Just Set A Winter Record For The First Time Ever
To say the winter of 2023 has been snowy in Minnesota is a bit of an understatement, at least when you consider that the Land of 10,000 (Snow and Ice-Covered) Lakes just did something that has NEVER been done before.
We're used to seeing snow in the Bold North, right? (In fact, the Minnesota DNR notes that flakes of snow have been reported in Minnesota as late in the year as June!) But apparently, we're not used to seeing *this* much snow-- over an extended period of time.
Because Minnesota, and specifically, the Twin Cities metro area, just set a record for the most consecutive months where 10 inches of snow fell: That'd be FIVE months in a row!
Cody Matz is a meteorologist at Fox-9 in Minneapolis, and he noted that the most recent snowstorm last weekend in the Twin Cities notched the monthly total to over 10 inches of snow, making it the fifth month in a row at least 10 inches of snow has fallen!
That's right, for five straight months in a row, there has been double-digit snowfall that's fallen across parts of Minnesota! In case you're scoring at home, those five months would be:
- November 2022
- December 2022
- January 2023
- February 2023
- March 2023.
And, that weather record is even more amazing when you consider that current records at the National Weather Service date back 139 years, all the way to 1884. Yikes. As it stands now (because we all know Mother Nature might not be done with the snow just yet...) this winter is the 8th snowiest on record in the Twin Cities!
If you're tired of all that white stuff, at least you can take solace in the fact that it's now spring in Minnesota, right? And keep scrolling to check out 30 things Minnesotans really don't like about winter!