Posted: Wednesday, 05 June 2013 9:56AM

Snowfall Record



The National Weather Service and the Minnesota State Climatology Office has confirmed that the snowfall measured at Dodge Center in early May established both a one day and a two day May snowfall record.  They also confirmed that an observer near Ellendale established the three 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 a one 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 a two day May snowfall.

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