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Snow Records Toppled in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota

About 200 flights were cancelled at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Sunday. About 200 flights were cancelled at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Sunday. |  Photo: WDIO

Associated Press
Updated: April 16, 2018 12:27 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest.

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The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It's also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it's the snowiest start to a calendar year there, with 70.3 inches since Jan. 1.

In South Dakota, Sioux Falls set records for a single day in April at 13.7 inches Saturday and a record April total of 24.9 inches. Huron and Mitchell set two-day record totals for April of 15.5 and 16.2 inches respectively.

In Wisconsin, the storm ranks as the all-time second largest snowstorm in Green Bay at 23.5 inches and a record April total of more than 35 inches there.

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