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*           MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT                *
*                      EXTREMES OF SNOWFALL                          *
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* MAXIMUM "MONTHLY" SNOWFALL*           "MAXIMUM" SNOWFALL           *
*          -------          *            -------                     *
* "DESCENDING" ORDER        *                                 INCHES *
*  ----------               * 24-HOURS .....OCT 31-NOV 1 1991  21.0  *
* NOV 1991 ... 46.9 INCHES  * SINGLE STORM..OCT 31-NOV 3 1991..28.4  *
* JAN 1982 ... 46.4         * SINGLE MONTH... NOV 1991 ....... 46.9  *
* MAR 1951 ... 40.0         * SINGLE SEASON.. 1983-84 .........98.6  *
* DEC 2010 ... 33.6         * SINGLE CALENDER YEAR...1983 ....101.5  *
* FEB 1962 ... 26.5         ******************************************
* APR 1983 ... 21.8         *           "MINIMUM" SNOWFALL           *
* OCT 1991 .... 8.2         *            -------                     *
* MAY 1946 .... 3.0         *                                 INCHES *
* SEP 1942 .... 1.7         * SINGLE SEASON ........ 1931-32   14.2  *
* JUN-JUL-AUG   NO SNOW     * SINGLE YEAR .......... 1931 .... 12.5  *
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*     MAXIMUM "SNOW-DEPTH"  *           "EARLIEST" SNOWFALL          *
*              ----------   *            --------                    *
*                           *                                 INCHES *
* JAN 1982 ... 38.0  INCHES *  TRACE ........ SEP 15 1916 .... TRACE *
* FEB 1967 ... 31.0         *  MEASURABLE ... SEP 24 1985 ..... 0.4  *
* MAR 1917 ... 31.0         *  1" OR MORE ... SEP 26 1942 ..... 1.7  *
* DEC 1968 ... 21.0         *  4" OR MORE ... OCT 29 1905 ..... 5.5  *
* NOV 1991 ... 23.0         ******************************************
* APR 1983 ... 10.0         *           "LATEST" SNOWFALL            *
* OCT 1905 ...  5.5         *            ------                      *
* MAY 1946+...  3.0         *                                 INCHES *
* SEP -----... TRACE        *  TRACE......... MAY 28 1965 ... TRACE  *
* JUN-JUL-AUG  NO SNOW      *  MEASURABLE ... MAY 24 1925 .... 0.1   *
*****************************  1" OR MORE ... MAY 20 1892 .... 3.0   *
*  AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS   *  4" OR MORE ... APR 29 1984 .... 6.6   *
*     WITH SNOW "ON GROUND" ******************************************
*     ---------------       * AVG. DATE FOR FIRST INCH OF SNOW COVER *
*     DAYS    INCHES        * ---- ----     ----- ----    ---------- *
*      100 ...  1           *              NOVEMBER 21               *
*       79 ...  3           ******************************************
*       54 ...  6           * AVG. DATE FOR LAST INCH OF SNOW COVER  *
*       34 ...  9           * ---- ----     ---- ----    ----------  *
*       24 ... 12           *               APRIL 2                  *
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*    TOP SIX SNOWSTORMS       *                                      *
*    FOR THE TWIN CITIES      *                                      *
*    -------------------      *                                      *
*                     INCHES  *                                      *
*  1. OCT 31-NOV 3 1991 28.4  *                                      *
*  2. NOV 29-DEC 1 1985 21.1  *                                      *
*  3. JAN 22-23 1982 .. 20.0...NOTE CORRECTION NEEDED TO //NCDC-LCD//*
*  4. JAN 20-21 1982 .. 17.4  *                                      *
*  5. DEC 10-11 2010 .. 17.1  *                                      *
*  6. NOV 11-12 1940 .. 16.8  *                                      *
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*  10 HEAVIEST SEASONAL SNOWFALLS  /  10 LIGHTEST SEASONAL SNOWFALLS *
*  ------------------------------  /  ------------------------------ *
*                    INCHES        /                    INCHES       *
*  1. 1983-84 ....... 98.6         /  1. 1930-31 ....... 14.2        *
*  2. 1981-82 ....... 95.0         /  2. 1894-95 ....... 16.2        *
*  3. 1950-51 ....... 88.9         /  3. 1986-87 ....... 17.4        *
*  4. 2010-11 ....... 86.6         /  4. 1967-68 ....... 17.5        *
*  5. 1916-17 ....... 84.9         /  5. 1958-59 ....... 19.1        *
*  6. 1991-92 ....... 84.1         /  6. 1920-21 ....... 20.6        *
*  7. 1961-62 ....... 81.3         /  7. 1980-81 ....... 21.1        *
*  8. 1951-52 ....... 79.0         /  8. 1957-58 ....... 21.2        *
*  9. 1966-67 ....... 78.4         /  9. 1901-02 ....... 22.4        *
* 10. 2000-01 ....... 75.5         / 10. 1913-14 ....... 22.5        *
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