Duluth MN Sets Record May Snowfall

May Snow in Duluth

A late season winter storm blanketed Duluth, MN with record setting snowfall on Wednesday night.

The Zenith City picked up 10.6″ of snowfall on May 8th. This shattered a more than 115 year old record for the most snowfall in a single day in May.

The previous record for May snowfall in Duluth was May 5, 1902 at 5.5″.

Snowfall in Northern MN

DOT traffic cameras show May snow in northern Minnesota

This storm also ranks as one of the largest May snowstorms in Minnesota state history. It’s now the 5th biggest snowstorm on record.

A 2013 May snowstorm holds the record with any astonishing 15.4″ falling in Dodge Center on May 2, 2013.

On an interesting, but maybe somewhat depressing note, the Twin Cities officially picked up a trace of snow at the MSP International Airport overnight. That means that the Twin Cities has had 8 consecutive months of measurable snow!

Hopefully Winter will loosen its grasp heading into the middle of May.

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