MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fourth place has never sounded so good when it comes to the snowiest winter. As of midnight Tuesday, the Twin Cities snow total is 85.3 inches, according to airport officials.
“To make it to third place, we need to get at least another inch to inch-and-a-half of snow, officially,” said Mike Lynch, WCCO NewsRadio’s Meteorologist.
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Lynch said Wednesday’s snowfall has been anywhere from a half-inch to over 3 inches across Minnesota. He said there’s been pretty good bursts of snow in the northwestern suburbs, but he believes we’re not going to move from that fourth place spot once it’s all said and done on Wednesday.
However, Lynch said next week is another story. With snow in the forecast the Twin Cities could take that third place spot.
That’s good news for Jeff Michaelson, who’s oddly enjoying the recent weather.
“We take advantage of things that go on in the winter,” said Michaelson. “Whether it be skating, cross-country skiing, sliding, snowboarding … so we do a lot of things outside.”
Even as the snow was falling, Michaelson was found walking to work, listening to his headphones with a smile on his face.
“It’s probably a burden for people who drive cars,” said Michaelson. “I take the bus and I bike so it’s pretty convenient for me, it’s not a pain.”
But for valet driver Otis Mixon, he said it is a pain. He spends almost 100 percent of his time out in the elements fetching people’s cars.
“The weather was pretty descent,” said Mixon. “I thought the weather showed a promising summer, but now I don’t know … I might have to go to Arizona for the summer.”
Many people said this weather is not surprising since it is Minnesota but they were hoping Mother Nature would provide a break.
As for the snowiest winter on record, it was in 1983 to 1984 when the Twin Cities received 98.6 inches. Lynch believes that record will not be broken any time soon.