Say It Isn't Snow! May Snowfall Records Across the Area

Below are the Top 10 one-day snowfall records for the month of May for Rochester, MN and La Crosse, WI.  Additional May snowfall climatology and information is listed below as well.

For a writeup of the historic May 1947 snowstorm, check out this story

For a summary of the May 2, 2013 snow event, click here.

Rochester 1-Day Snowfall Records

(Month of May)

Rank

Amount (Inches)

Date

1

14.0

May 2, 2013

2

1.2

May 5, 1944

3

1.0

May 1, 1893

4

0.8

May 4, 1944

5

0.7

May 2, 1954

6

0.3

May 1, 1967

7

0.2

May 6, 1989

 

0.2

May 2, 1976

 

0.2

May 2, 1973

 

0.2

May 11, 1966

Other information:

- Latest measurable May snow - May 15, 1997 (0.1")

La Crosse 1-Day Snowfall Records

(Month of May)

Rank

Amount (Inches)

Date

1

6.0

May 3, 1935

2

5.2

May 5, 1911

3

0.8

May 2, 2013

 

0.8

May 7, 1960

 

0.8

May 1, 1935

6

0.4

May 2, 1935

 

0.4

May 8, 1923

8

0.3

May 10, 1902

9

0.2

May 28, 1947

 

0.2

May 1, 1909

Other information:

- Latest measurable May snow - May 28, 1947 (0.2")

 Surrounding area Cooperative Observer 1-day May snowfall records:

Location

Amount

Date

Caledonia, MN 6.0" May 2, 1911
Harmony, MN 1.0" May 28, 1947
Spring Valley, MN 0.4"

May 2, 2005

Grand Meadow, MN 2.0" May 5, 1944
Wabasha, MN 0.3" May 1, 2007
Theilman, MN 0.3" May 6, 1944
Sparta, WI 1.0" May 7, 1960
Mondovi, WI 5.0" May 8, 1923
Black River Falls, WI 2.0" May 1, 1893
New Hampton, IA 2.0" May 9, 1945
Charles City, IA 0.2" May 11, 1966
Osage, IA 1.5" May 28, 1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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