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Preliminary Climate Summary for January 2015

Preliminary Climate Summary for January:

Snow Update

Snow Update: This week brought a light dusting of snow to many Minnesota communities.  Most received less than an inch, although a few observers reported 1-2 inches.  This trend is disconcerting for snow lovers as the seasonal snowfall totals continue to lag behind normal, and especially when compared to the numbers from the past two winters. 

So far this month only a few places have seen over 10 inches of snowfall, and when considering the seasonal snowfall totals going back to last November most places in the state have seen less than 25 inches.  Some of the snowiest places this winter include Embarrass, Kabetogama, and Chisholm with over 30 inches, International Falls with 36 inches, and Isabella with 45 inches.  Conversely, Pokegama Dam in Itasca County, normally a snowy spot in the state has reported less than a foot.

For the balance of the month it looks like there will be several opportunities to see significant snowfalls, including Saturday and Sunday nights of this coming w…