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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published April 29 2013

Weather Talk: Memorable April for Duluth as records for snow, cold set

As the month of April comes to a close, most people in the Midwest will likely remember this month for a very long time.

The residents of one city in particular had a month to remember. Duluth, Minn., recorded 50.8 inches of snow this month. That total surpassed the previous April record of 31.6 inches that fell in April 1950 by an astounding 19.2 inches.

This month also surpassed the 50.1 inches that fell during November 1991 to become the overall snowiest month in the city since records have been kept. The 50.8 inches that fell this month brought the seasonal total in Duluth to 129.4 inches, which is currently the third-snowiest cold season on record for the city.

Of the 129.4 inches that has fallen this winter, 95.7 inches has fallen since Feb. 1, making the period from Feb. 1 through April 30 the snowiest such period on record by 27.2 inches.


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