Consecutive Days of at Least One Inch Snow Cover in the Twin Cities

March 25 marks the 112th consecutive day with at least an inch of snow on the ground in the Twin Cities, as measured at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. You wouldn't be wrong if this feels like a particularly long stretch of snow cover. As of today this duration of snow cover would enter the books ranked 10th in longevity since 1900. The last winter to cobble together this many consecutive days was the winter of 2000-2001 with 119. In order to get into the top ten the Twin Cities would need to have at least an inch on the ground at the airport for four more days.

Looking back the longest stretch with snow cover of at least an inch occurred in the winter of 1964-1965 when 136 consecutive days were tallied. A series of snowstorms in March of 1965 delayed the onset of spring as the snowpack lasted into April. However, it is quite the tall order to make a run at the record. To break this record an inch of snow would have to remain on the ground through April 16.

Below is the list of 13 longest consecutive stretches of snow cover of at least an inch at the Twin Cities

1900-2014

Rank	Start Date	End Date	Days
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1	11/26/1964 	4/10/1965	136
2	11/22/1950	4/4/1951	134
3	11/17/1978	3/22/1979	126
4	11/22/1985	3/24/1986	123
5	11/20/1996	3/21/1997	122
6	12/7/2000	4/4/2001	119
7	11/23/1971	3/18/1972	117
8	11/28/1955	3/21/1956	115
9	11/25/1952	3/18/1953	114
10	12/4/2013	3/25/2014	112*
	12/9/1961	3/30/1962	112
12	11/25/1942	3/13/1943	109
	12/7/1969	3/25/1970	109

*As of March 25

Last modified: March 25, 2014
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