December Snows and Precipitation Record-Setting for Many

Before we entirely forget December’s weather let us note the record-setting monthly snowfall totals:

MSP Airport 33.6 inches

Chanhassen 36.4 inches

Hutchinson 46.3 inches

Waseca 39.1 inches

Rochester 41.3 inches

La Crescent 37.8 inches

Preston 37.7 inches

Winona 39.0 inches

Zumbrota 40.0 inches

Caledonia 36.1 inches

Grand Meadow 40.1 inches

Faribault 36.5 inches

Redwood Falls 27.4 inches

Jordan 40.5 inches

In addition some observers reported record-setting amounts of December precipitation, including Waseca with 3.69 inches, Rochester with 3.68 inches, Jordan with 3.30 inches, Hutchinson with 3.12 inches, and Chanhassen with 2.90 inches.

With such a wet end to 2010 some observers also reported one of their wettest years in history. These included Waseca with 46.77 inches, La Crescent with 48.07 inches, Caledonia with 49.01 inches, and Wabasha with 49.92 inches.

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