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.READ MORE: Officers Searching For Suspect In Benton County; Residents Asked To Be Alert
The Department of Natural Resources says January is the snowiest month in the Twin Cities metro area, with an average of 12.2 inches.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
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.MORE NEWS: Warsame Abdihoosh Charged In Fatal Shooting At Busy East St. Paul Shopping Area
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.