Chart of the Day: Historical Twin Cities Snow Depth Probabilities

Via climatologist (and former streets.mn podcast guest) Kenny Blumenfeld, here’s a chart showing the percentage probability of having snow on the ground in the Twin Cities.

How weird is it to have no snow on December 18th? Here’s your answer:

historical snow depth chart MN

As you can see, it’s rare but not unprecedented to have seen no snow this late in the “winter”. For the record, Kenny also made a film called “The Story of Winter” all about how winter is rapidly disappearing from our Minnesota landscape and how that is actually quite sad.


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One Response to Chart of the Day: Historical Twin Cities Snow Depth Probabilities

  1. Evan Roberts
    Evan December 18, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    I’d say 1/3 for today and ~1/4 chance of a brown Christmas is not actually that rare.

    What’s been truly unusual this year is the sustained warmth (nights above freezing)