May Snowfall Records Set in Minnesota

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE MINNESOTA STATE CLIMATOLOGY
OFFICE JUST RECENTLY CONFIRMED THAT THE SNOWFALL MEASURED AT DODGE
CENTER MINNESOTA /DODGE COUNTY/ IN EARLY MAY OF 2013 ESTABLISHED A
SNOW 1-DAY AND 2-DAY MAY SNOWFALL RECORD. THEY ALSO CONFIRMED THAT
THE COCORAHS OBSERVER NEAR ELLENDALE /0.3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ELLENDALE/ IN STEELE COUNTY ESTABLISHED THE 3-DAY MAY SNOWFALL
RECORD DURING THIS SAME SNOW STORM.

ON MAY 2ND...THE DODGE CENTER COOPERATIVE OBSERVER RECORDED
15.4 INCHES OF SNOW. THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA STATE RECORD
FOR 1-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 12 INCHES AT WINDOM
/MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

FROM MAY 2ND INTO MAY 3RD...THE DODGE CENTER COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
RECORDED 17.2 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA
STATE RECORD FOR 2-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS
12 INCHES AT WINDOM /MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

FROM MAY 2ND INTO MAY 4TH...THE ELLENDALE COCORAHS OBSERVER RECORDED
17.3 INCHES OF SNOW.  THIS ESTABLISHES A NEW MINNESOTA STATE RECORD
FOR 3-DAY MAY SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 12 INCHES AT WINDOM
/MAY 8 1938/ AND LEONARD /MAY 3 1954/.

THOSE OF US IN THE CLIMATE COMMUNITY ARE EXCEEDINGLY GRATEFUL FOR
THEIR DILIGENCE IN MEASURING SNOWFALL DURING THIS HISTORIC MAY SNOW
STORM.



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