— Sheila Zwettler (@zwettler_sheila) April 15, 2018
The massive storm outperformed several model projections. A large swath of 10 to 20 inches covered a big chunk of Minnesota. So far the highest snowfall total I’ve seen is 22 inches in Maple Grove in the northwest Twin Cities.
Data is still preliminary. But here’s a list of the likely records this storm has generated. Data is for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
- 15.7 inches storm total at MSP is biggest April snowstorm on record.
- 12th biggest snowfall in Twin Cities’ history.
- 26.9 inches snowiest April on record for the Twin Cities.
- 79.1 inches 8th snowiest winter season on record.
- 71.1 inches of snow since January 1st is snowiest start to a calendar year on record.
- 1st blizzard warning in 35 years for Hennepin and Ramsey counties. (Since April 1983)
Just confirmed with @NWSTwinCities that current storm total is 15.7" at MSP Airport as of midnight. That's 12th biggest snowstorm in MSP history, and just 0.3" shy of tying for 10th place! #mnwx pic.twitter.com/0vGUAilvCM
— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) April 16, 2018
This remarkable storm has earned its place in the record books.