International Falls on a Record Setting Pace for Snow

Portions of northern Minnesota are seeing their snowiest season since that of 1995-1996. This is certainly true for International Falls, where both the frequency of snowfall and the quantity of snowfall are making this a memorable winter. For comparison here is a listing of the number of days with snowfall observed and the total monthly quantity of snowfall from September 1 to January 7. The list compares the current snow season to that of 1995-1996 when International Falls set a seasonal snowfall record of 116 inches.

The frequency of days includes those when just a trace of snow was reported.

Current snow season (2008-2009): Sep had 0 days with snowfall and 0 total snowfall;Oct had 3 days with snowfall and 0.3 total inches; Nov had 21 days with snowfall and 10.9 total inches; Dec had 29 days with snowfall and 35.9 total inches; Jan 1-7 had 7 days with snowfall and 15.8 total inches. Sum total for period September 1 to January 7 is 60 days with snow and 62.9 inches.

Snow season (1995-1996): Sep had 2 days with snowfall and a trace total; Oct had 8 days with snowfall and 4.7 total inches; Nov had 25 days with snowfall and 16.5 total inches; Dec had 28 days with snowfall and 21.4 inches; Jan 1-7 had 4 days with snowfall and 0.9 total inches. Sum total for period September 1 to January 7 was 67 days with snowfall and 43.5 inches.

It will be interesting to see if this record-setting pace continues at both International Falls and elsewhere.