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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published May 12 2013

Weather Talk: Current spring likely to be second-snowiest on record

Never say, “never,” but the odds are extremely low that this area will record any more snowfall this season.

Unless something unforeseen occurs, our current spring (March through May) will end up ranking as the second-snowiest on record. In total, 31.3 inches of snow was measured by our official observer in north Moorhead since March 1. Only the spring of 1997 recorded more snow, with 33.6 inches.

Our spring snow total of 31.3 inches was nearly one-half of the total snow recorded over the entire cold season. The 68.4 inches of snow recorded since October ranks as the 11th-snowiest.

Other recent springs with abundant snow include 2009, with 28.3 inches (fourth-highest), and 2008 with 28.1 inches (fifth-highest). Therefore, three of the five snowiest springs on record have all occurred in the past five years.


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