Twin Cities snowfall surpasses normal winter levels
Sometime Thursday morning, we surpassed the normal snowfall amount for an entire winter.
Driving the news: As of noon, 52.1 inches of snow had fallen at MSP Airport, according to the National Weather Service. We average 51.2 inches in a full winter.
State of play: St. Paul declared a snow emergency on Thursday; Minneapolis did not.
- This is St. Paul's fifth snow emergency of the winter. Minneapolis has called four.
- In an average winter, the cities call four emergencies.
The good news: Winter is more than half over. The mid-point was Jan. 16.
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