MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many Minnesotans grew up thinking March was our snowiest month.

That might have been the case 30 years ago, but snowfalls timing has changed.

The Department of Natural Resources says January is the snowiest month in the Twin Cities metro area, with an average of 12.2 inches.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

It is followed by December (11.9), March (10.3), November (9.3), February (7.7) and April (2.4).

The Twin Cities metro gets, on average, 2.5 snowfalls per year that are more than 4 inches. An 8-inch snowfall happens about every other year.

And is the infamous high school tournament snowstorm for real? Over the past 10 years, it has snowed more than 10 inches during the first two weeks in March. One storm was in 2007 and the other was in 2013.

Heather Brown

Comments (3)
  1. Jack Hackney says:

    Meanwhile back in the 0s we had very few snow plows around and the autos were rear wheel drive, lousy cars and worse tires, never heard of Northface nor thermal wear BUT we had gloves, boots and carried shovels in the trunks, And guess what ??? _ we all made it just fine.
    So soft a society we are today …..

  2. Jack Hackney says:

    above was “50s and 60s” — and nope, didn’t have these worthless proof readers either. We could actually spell and do math too — on paper sans a calculator. Imagine that folks —– imagine that