Breakdown of Duluth’s record setting snowfall

With April behind us, Storm Track Weather meteorologist Brandon Weatherz decided to break down our record setting snow season by month.

We kicked things off with a snowy October. 5.1” isn’t much, but it’s almost double the average monthly snow fall. This was followed by a November that fell short of average by an inch.

December is when the winter of 2022-2023 first became historic. Duluth set a new record for December snowfall with 44.9”. This bumped out the previous record of 44.3” in 1950.

2023 began with a couple of average months, but it was enough for our running season to remain a full two feet above average through February.

March was the next heavy hitter. It was the third snowiest March on record in Duluth with 34.9”. We were still more than a foot behind the record, which was 48.2” in 1917.

April is when 2022-2023 officially became the snowiest season on record. The month brought in 11.9”, sending our season total to 140.1”.

This is almost five inches above the previous record of 135.4” from 1995-1996. It’s also 50” above the average season total through April.