MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This February is the fourth snowiest month ever recorded in Minnesota history.

In the wake of the snow that fell Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the Twin Cities has accumulated 39 inches of snow since the month began. That tops the previous record for fourth snowiest month (March, 1965) by almost two inches.

As of writing, the snow is still falling Wednesday morning in the Twin Cities. While the metro area is unlikely to break the 40-inch mark for snow this February, it’ll come close.

The all-time snowiest month record for the Twin Cities is 46.9 inches of snow, set back in 1991, following the historic Halloween Blizzard.

Earlier in the month, this February broke the record for snowiest February in Minnesota history. Since the record was broken, more than a foot of more snow fell on the Twin Cities.

Generally, February doesn’t bring much snow to Minnesota when compared to other winter months. However, this February has brought more snow to the state than several of the recent winter seasons.

While there’s one more day left in the month, no snow is expected Thursday. The next shot of winter weather is slated for Friday, the first day of March, when light snow is expected across the state.

As for when all this snow might melt, there’s no warmup in the forecast. Indeed, another blast of arctic air is in store for Sunday and Monday, when wind chills are expected to be in the negative double digits.

Note: Typical highs for early March are in the low 30s.

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