Chart of the Day: Historical Twin Cities Snow Depth Probabilities

Via climatologist (and former 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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About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.