Snow Data Resources
The tools to measure snowfall are simple. A ruler and a flat surface are all that is necessary. Finding a representative location to measure snowfall and snow depth, free from the influence of wind and obstructions, is more problematic. Nonetheless, Twin Cities meteorologists over the years have attempted to quantify snowfall totals and snow depths on a daily, monthly, and seasonal basis.
The Twin Cities snowfall data set is derived by merging data from downtown St. Paul (1884-1891), downtown Minneapolis (1891-1938), the Twin Cities International Airport (1938-2000), the Chanhassen Office of the National Weather Service (2000-2004), and back to the Twin Cities International Airport (2004-present).
The Twin Cities snow depth data set is derived by merging data from downtown Minneapolis (1900-1938) with data from the Twin Cities International Airport (1938-2000), the Chanhassen Office of the National Weather Service (2000-2004), and back to the Twin Cities International Airport (2004-present).
Twin Cities Daily Snowfall Data Updated Each Day
- Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
- Chanhassen - National Weather Service Forecast Office
(Official Snowfall for the Twin Cities from winter 2000-2001 to winter 2003-2004)
Twin Cities Normal Monthly Snowfall in inches (1981-2010)
Twin Cities Snowfall Data Tables and Summaries
- Seasonal Snowfall (1884 - present)
- Number of Days with Measurable Snowfall (1884 - present)
- Twin Cities Historical Snow Depth Probabilities
- Twin Cities Extremes of Snowfall and Snow Depth
- Twin Cities Earliest and Latest First Snowfall and Snow Cover
- Historical Chances of a White Christmas
- Twin Cities Snowfall Event Count and Seasonal Snowfall Summary Statistics (through 2011)