Snow gradually tapers off Tuesday; 4th snowiest February on record

Our latest snow event is performing admirably again.

Snowfall totals from 3 to 6 inches cover most of eastern Minnesota Tuesday. Higher totals are piling up in Wisconsin as expected. The snow will gradually taper off from west to east Tuesday afternoon across the region.

Most areas will pick up another 1 to 3 inches Tuesday. Longer duration brings higher totals into Wisconsin as you head east.

4th snowiest February 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has already logged at least 3.7 inches of new snowfall with this system. That puts our February snowfall total over 20 inches, which is good enough for the fourth snowiest February on record in the Twin Cities.

Historical February snowfall data at MSP airport, via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Catching a break

The weather maps suggest this may be the last significant snow we see for a while.

Thursday’s potential snowmaker looks light. There may be some light snow Sunday, but overall snowfall looks minor after Tuesday for the next week.

Temperatures remain cooler than average for the next week overall.

NOAA, via Weather Bell

Stay safe out there today.

Chicago ice storm

It could always be worse. Chicago and northern Illinois are dealing with a full-blown ice storm.

  • John

    Fourth snowiest, and less than half way through the month. . . .

    I rather like our odds at moving up farther, but I’m tired of shoveling, so I’m okay with it if you’re correct and we have a break coming after today.