By Todd Nelson
March in Minnesota is never an 'out of the woods' kind of a month. For goodness sake, it's tourney time and we always seem to get something, don't we? Our current winter storm will be responsible for several inches of snow across parts of the state into Wisconsin. Interestingly, prior to today, we were running nearly 6" below average snowfall for the month of March in a month that typically sees nearly 11" in Minneapolis. In fact, according to NWS NOWData, March is actually the 3rd snowiest month during the winter season. Duluth typically sees a little more than 13" in the month of March, which is the 4th snowiest month during the season.
I'm hoping this particular winter event will be equivalent to pulling off a Band-Aid. Your commutes Tuesday and early Wednesday will be rough, but sun is just a couple of days from the Equinox, so it's intensity will help in the melting process over the next several days. The snow we have at this time of the year doesn't usually stick around too much longer.
By the way, average April snow in Minneapolis is only 2.8". The average high by April 1st is also 50F!
Yes, I'm selling hope.
Hang in there, it's almost over.
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