Images (click to enlarge): Snowfall amounts in Minnesota and the Minneapolis region, December 8-9, from National Weather Service
December 14 Update: The average temperature at Minneapolis for the first 2 weeks of December is 7.2° warmer than normal. Only 2 days so far have been colder than average. See here for more on this developing Ice Age.
December 10, 10 AM Update:
The final total for Minneapolis was 10.5".
St. Cloud also set records for both snowfall and precipitation:
A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 11 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT ST CLOUD MN YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 5.1 SET IN 1961. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.87 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT ST CLOUD MN YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.36 SET IN 1899.Elsewhere in Minnesota and South Dakota:
A TOTAL OF 0.35 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED AT THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY...DECEMBER 9TH. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.31 INCHES THAT WAS SET ON THIS DATE IN 2009. SNOWFALL IN HURON SOUTH DAKOTA YESTERDAY...DECEMBER 8TH...TOTALED 6.5 INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 3.6 INCHES SET BACK IN 2008. THE WATER EQUIVALENT OF 0.52 INCHES ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD DAILY RAINFALL FOR DECEMBER 8TH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.38 INCHES... ALSO SET IN 2008.Original post:
The snowfall at Minneapolis today has set a record for December 9. From the National Weather Service:
A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 10.2 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT TWIN CITIES MN TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 7.4 SET IN 1961.The all-time record December snowstorm at Minneapolis was 17.1" on Dec. 10-11 2010. That was the 5th largest snowstorm for any month:
1. OCT 31-NOV 3 1991 28.4 2. NOV 29-DEC 1 1985 21.1 3. JAN 22-23 1982 .. 20.0 4. JAN 20-21 1982 .. 17.4 5. DEC 10-11 2010 .. 17.1 6. NOV 11-12 1940 .. 16.8So far this month, the Minneapolis temperature has been 11.2° above average.