Snowfall Records Set in Duluth

Snowfall totals as of 8AM Snowfall totals as of 8AM | 

Updated: May 09, 2019 06:22 PM

If it is going to snow in May, we might as well break a record. 


According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, several records were broken on May 8th and 9th. The most snowfall received in the month of May was 8.1" in 1954. As of 8AM on May 9th, we received 10.6 inches at the National Weather Service. Record one - broken.

The ten inches of heavy snow fell over two days. Thus leading to breaking the records for daily snowfall.

The daily snowfall record set on May 8, 1924 was 5 inches. Duluth received 8.3 inches on Wednesday.  Record two - broken.

The previous record for daily snowfall on May 9th was set in 1990. Duluth received a whopping .2" of snow. At 7:00 AM, the NWS measured 2.3 inches of the white stuff and it was still snowing.  Record three - broken.

Even though breaking a record could be a good thing, the best news of the day is that this snow will not stay around very long. It's just a reminder that we live in the Northland, and we should be prepared for anything. 

More details: National Weather Service

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