Weekend snowfall in Twin Cities makes this 8th snowiest winter on record

The snow kept on coming.

As of Sunday, the 2022-23 Twin Cities snowfall season became the eighth snowiest on record, according to the National Weather Service. The metro has measured more than 80 inches since October.

And NWS meteorologist Melissa Dye said more could be on the way. Expect “lingering snow” throughout Sunday afternoon and the potential for a little more next week, too.

“Next week we could end up with some more snow, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty as far as if we’re going to be too warm for snow or exactly how much we’re gonna get,” said Dye.

To break into the top 5 snowiest seasons, the Twin Cities will have to be ready for 3.4 more inches, which Dye said could come later this week or by the end of the month. The metro’s No. 1 snowiest winter in the past century and a half was the 1983-84 season, and that record wasn’t broken until April 30.

Sunday’s roads seem “not too bad,” Dye said, most of which have partial coverage that should be cleared for Monday’s commute. However, St. Paul residents should keep in mind that the city’s plows have struggled to keep up with this season’s snowfall.

A one-sided parking ban went into effect Friday that will run through mid-April to help emergency vehicles can navigate city streets, but so far, compliance has been a challenge.

“Residents understand that they need to move their cars in order to allow us to plow their streets,” said Lisa Hiebert, a spokesperson for St. Paul Public Works. “They ultimately want their streets safe and passable, too. It’s frustrating for all of us, our residents and our drivers, when people are not complying and moving their cars. It really is a community effort that everyone has to work together in these situations.”

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