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Northland sees fifth-snowiest winter on record

A spring storm last Wednesday and Thursday seems like a long time ago with the rapid snowmelt that has occurred since then, but the snow it dumped on Duluth made this season the city's fifth snowiest on record. The Duluth airport received 7.2 inc...

 

A spring storm last Wednesday and Thursday seems like a long time ago with the rapid snowmelt that has occurred since then, but the snow it dumped on Duluth made this season the city’s fifth snowiest on record.

The Duluth airport received 7.2 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Thursday, boosting the 2013-14 total to 125.3 inches.

The heaviest snow stayed south of this region. Parts of Pine County and northwestern Wisconsin received more than a foot. Farther south, Isanti received 19 inches of snow, while southern parts of the Twin Cities metro area saw mainly rain.

Last year the Duluth area saw repeated rounds of heavy snow in April en route to the city’s third-snowiest winter on record, at 129.4 inches. The city’s snowiest winter was 1995-96 with  135.4 inches, followed by 1949-50 with 131.8 inches. The fourth snowiest was 1996-97, when 128.2 inches fell.

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