MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest.
The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday to Sunday set a new record for the largest snowstorm in April ever there. It’s also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it’s the snowiest start to a calendar year; 70.3 inches have fallen since Jan. 1.
In South Dakota, Sioux Falls set records for a single day in April, receiving 13.7 inches Saturday and a record total for April, at 24.9 inches. Huron and Mitchell set two-day record totals for April, receiving 15.5 and 16.2 inches respectively.
In Wisconsin, the storm ranks as the all-time second largest snowstorm in Green Bay, which received 23.5 inches. There was also a record total for April, at more than 35 inches there.