All-Time Minnesota May Snowfall Record?

As of Thursday morning, the cooperative observer in Dodge Center, MN reported 15.4 inches.  If this record is confirmed by the Minnesota State Climate Extremes committee, it would surpass the May daily snowfall record for the state of Minnesota.  This record currently stands at 12 inches in St Cloud (May 17, 1890), Windom (May 8, 1938), and 8 miles north of Leonard (May 3, 1954).

The Minnesota State Climate Extremes Committee is composed of representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) field offices, Minnesota State Climatology Office, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, NWS Central Region Headquarters, and the National Climatic Data Center.

Only meteorological observations from weather stations that are recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as official (including Climate Reference Network, Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, Historical Precipitation Network, Surface Observation Network and Cooperative Observation Network stations) are considered for state records.

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