Is Our Snowfall Above or Below Average This Winter in Rochester?
Up until just a few weeks ago, there wasn't a lot of the white stuff on the ground throughout southeast Minnesota. Sure, that's changed in the past few days, but just how does our snowfall so far this season compare with a 'normal' year?
Well, according to the KTTC Precision Forecast Center's Facebook page, our neck of the woods here in the Land of 10,000 (Frozen) Lakes has received just over 15 inches of snow in the last 12 days.
Which, if you had to try to shovel all that wet, heavy snow the city plow dumped at the end of your driveway, is quite enough. More than enough, really-- at least for one winter storm, that is.
And, as it turns out, that big snowstorm on Monday, plus a smaller snowfall a week or so ago, has helped us come close to the average snowfall amount we usually see by late January.
Yes, on an average year, we normally see about 28.1 inches of snow fall across southeast Minnesota by now. This year, we're now at 26.3 inches so far, putting us within just two inches of being 'normal'.
So, yeah. Give it up for 'normal.' And, we're on our way to being 'average,' too. Woo hoo!
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