Snowiest winter since ???


YouTube user Gallina 11 uploaded this video during December’s Snowmageddon, but it’s good enough to watch again as we dig out from the latest record-breaking snowfall. (Which records? Paul Douglas is still counting:

Yes, lightning struck twice this winter: 2 massive 15″+ storms in one winter – amazing. By the way, there were reports of lightning Sunday evening over southern Minnesota. That’s how violently the air was rising and cooling over Minnesota, resulting in snowfall rates of 2-3″/hour at times.

Snow amounts ranged from a wimpy 8 inches in Mankato to a record 17 inches in Eden Prairie—and a few more inches forecast for today, on top of some freezing drizzle that put a crust on yesterday’s snowdrifts.

Here’s a 3D video of driving around Minneapolis and St. Paul on Sunday from David Erickson:

and a shorter, non-3D version, also by Erickson:


Duluth missed most of the snow, but had an impressive storm, too, according to the Duluth News Tribune:

While most of the snow from a winter storm stayed south of the Twin Ports on Sunday, winds put on a show, producing 9- to 11-foot waves on Lake Superior, according to the National Weather Service.

“These are probably the worst waves I’ve seen,” said George Flaim, an operator of Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge for the past 15 years. He reported 40-knot winds with gusts of up to 60 knots (69 mph).


If you have snow photos or videos to share, send them our way!