Statewide May Snowfall Records set in Southeast MN

June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Thanks to our friends in the National Weather Service for compiling this data. Here is their statement below.

Dodge Center, MN is now the snowiest place in Minnesota – in May.

RECORD EVENT REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
609 AM CDT WED JUN 5 2013

...1-DAY...2-DAY...AND 3-DAY MAY SNOWFALL RECORDS SET IN MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE MINNESOTA STATE CLIMATOLOGY 
OFFICE JUST RECENTLY CONFIRMED THAT THE SNOWFALL MEASURED AT DODGE 
CENTER MINNESOTA /DODGE COUNTY/ IN EARLY MAY OF 2013 ESTABLISHED A 
SNOW 1-DAY AND 2-DAY MAY SNOWFALL RECORD. THEY ALSO CONFIRMED THAT 
THE COCORAHS OBSERVER NEAR ELLENDALE /0.3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF 
ELLENDALE/ IN STEELE COUNTY ESTABLISHED THE 3-DAY MAY SNOWFALL 
RECORD DURING THIS SAME SNOW STORM.

ON MAY 2ND...THE DODGE CENTER COOPERATIVE OBSERVER RECORDED 
15.4 INCHES OF SNOW. THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA STATE RECORD 
FOR 1-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 12 INCHES AT WINDOM 
/MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

FROM MAY 2ND INTO MAY 3RD...THE DODGE CENTER COOPERATIVE OBSERVER  
RECORDED 17.2 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA 
STATE RECORD FOR 2-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 
12 INCHES AT WINDOM /MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

FROM MAY 2ND INTO MAY 4TH...THE ELLENDALE COCORAHS OBSERVER RECORDED 
17.3 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA STATE RECORD 
FOR 3-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 12 INCHES AT WINDOM 
/MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

THOSE OF US IN THE CLIMATE COMMUNITY ARE EXCEEDINGLY GRATEFUL FOR 
THEIR DILIGENCE IN MEASURING SNOWFALL DURING THIS HISTORIC MAY SNOW 
STORM.

$$

BOYNE/MARGRAF/SPODEN
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