The spring of 2013 will be long remembered as cold and VERY snowy in the Northland. Many new snowfall and temperature records have been set in the past several weeks. A few of these records set at Duluth, MN include: 

  • April 2013 is now the Snowiest Month in recorded history (previous record 50.1" in November 1991)
  • 2013 is now the Snowiest April in recorded history (previous record 31.6" in 1950)
  • This spring will be the latest occurance of 20" inches of snow on the ground (previous record April 15th, 1950 & 1975)
  • As of April 23rd, this year is ranked #3 for the snowiest years since snowfall records began. The number one spot is held by 1995-1996 with a total of 135.4 inches.
  • There were several new temperature records set this Spring: Record Cold Morning Set April 20th
  • Find more April Facts and Records HERE!

Below are snowfall maps and storm summaries of the many winter storms the region
has seen throughout the spring of 2013




Snowfall Totals April 22nd-23rd

Snowfall Totals April 17th-19th

Snowfall Totals April 11th-13th

Snowfall Totals April 15th

Although overshadowed by April, the period of February 1st to March 30th of 2013 brought significant snow to the Northland as well. Duluth, MN recorded 44.6 inches of snow during this 2-month stretch.

   The graphics below show the contrast of March 2013 with that of March 2012.
Click on the image for a larger view.

Comparison of Snow Depth and Water Equivalent
2012 vs 2013

Comparison of Temperatures
2012 vs 2013

Snowfall Totals March 18th-19th

Snowfall Totals March 9th


Snowfall Totals February 10th - 11th

Snowfall Totals February 5th - 6th is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.