Updated: 04/14/2014 2:25 PM
Created: 04/10/2014 10:26 AM WDIO.com
You can hear the water running down the street, you can hear it dripping from the rooftops. You can even see greenish grass when you drive around Duluth. Could this be the end to our "freakish winter" and the end of our snow?!
Duluth experienced its 2nd most coldest winter ever recorded and the climatological winter will go down as the 6th most snowiest. But where do we stand in comparison to last year's snowfall totals?
We have broken down the stats to include the months of October - April.
Totals provided by the National Weather Service Archives.
|October, 2013||0.3"||October, 2012||1.1"|
|November, 2013||4.7"||November, 2012||10.1"|
|December, 2013||39.9"||December, 2012||13.2"|
|January, 2014||9.4"||January, 2013||9.2"|
|February, 2014||29.5"||February, 2013||19.1"|
|March, 2014||20.9"||March, 2013||25.8"|
|April, 2014||(So far) 13.4"||April, 2013||50.8"|
|Totals:||118.1" (so far)||129.3"|
Many Northlanders remember last year's late season winter storms. Over 50 inches of snow in April! Will we see this again?
We are already a week and a half into April and many of us are hoping to exchange our snow shovels for garden shovels, our winter boots for flip flops and snow skis for jet skis.
For what it's worth, the record snowfall in Duluth is 135.4" set back in 1995/96. Average snowfall is 83.1." At least we can say we are above average.
Experts Say Great Lakes Wolves Aren't Endangered
A group of wolf experts disputes that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the population spread to other states.
Name of Duluth Fire Victim Released
The Duluth Fire Marshal is urging people not to smoke when pure oxygen is present after a fatal fire over the weekend. Rodney Allen Hallquist, 60, died in the fire at Duluth's Tri-Towers Apartment Complex on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota Likely to Consider Sunday Liquor Sales
An effort to allow Sunday liquor sales is likely to return to the Minnesota Legislature when it convenes in January.
Minn. Lawmakers Stoke License Plate Reader Debate
State lawmakers and data privacy advocates are gearing up to crack down on how police use license plate readers.
Food Drive at Edison Charter Schools
Students at the two Edison charter schools in Duluth have generously donated food and hygiene items for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.