Your daddy’s winter

Remember the stories?

“When I was a kid the snow was waist deep. It came in December and didn’t melt until Easter. We had to walk two miles to school and the drifts we’re THIS high….”

It’s starting to look like an old fashioned winter in Minnesota. This is the third snowiest December on record so far in the Twin Cities. Most of the state is sporting a thick snow cover now, and in places like Duluth and the North Shore it’s beginning to look like the start of a new ice age.

Snowy December start

After a chilly break today, another “weak” system will deposit another 1 to 3 inches of snow on most of Minnesota and surrounding areas Thursday. Again, there could be some isolated higher totals.

The next system moves in Saturday with another chance of snow. Then another chance of snow appears possible next Wednesday.

A white Christmas looks to be a sure thing this year. No major thaw in sight for the next two weeks. That’s good news for those of us looking to play in the snow, or get into the holiday spirit!


  • This will be my fifth winter in Minnesota and its certainly the snowiest early December in my experience.