Seasonal Snowfall Rankings Continue to Rise

Snowfall Totals Continue to Pile Up Across The Area

While many of us may be thinking spring, Mother Nature appears to have other ideas in mind.  After last weeks April snowfall, many locations across the NWS Aberdeen forecast area have seen their seasonal snowfall rankings rise into the Top 3 snowiest seasons of all time!  The seasonal snowfall amounts across the region now range from around 60 inches at Kennebec to over 83 inches at Sisseton.  In fact, the 83.8 inches of snowfall at Sisseton already ranks as their snowiest season on record.  

In addition, more snow is currently in the forecast this week.  While exact amounts are difficult to pin-point at this time, it appears as though portions of the area could see several inches of snow by midweek.  As such, it appears likely that Mobridge and Wheaton will also approach or exceed their all time record seasonal snowfall - pretty amazing! 

Below is a tabular listing of the seasonal snowfall totals through 16 April 2011, the current ranking compared to snowiest season on record, as well as the amount and year of the record seasonal snowfall.  Note: due to several years of missing data at Watertown (including 1996-1997), rankings were deemed unreliable.

  

Location 

Total Snowfall (thru 4/16)

Current Ranking

Record Snowfall

Sisseton

83.8”

Record Snowiest

83.8” (2010-2011)

Watertown

79.4”

N/A (missing data)

N/A (missing data)

Aberdeen

79.0"

3rd Snowiest

109.8” (1936-37)

Wheaton, MN

78.5”

2nd Snowiest

82.8” (1996-97)

Mobridge

72.2”

2nd Snowiest

75.9” (1996-97)

Kennebec

66.0”

3rd Snowiest

73.2” (2000-01)

Pierre

64.5”

3rd Snowiest

82.0” (1951-52)

 Timber Lake

56.5”

15th Snowiest

92.9” (1949-50)


 



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