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Minnesota was slammed by an April snowstorm twice as large just 4 years ago

It was the second of two large snowstorms in April that year.

If you're pouting about the snow piling up outside your window today, then you clearly don't remember how hard parts of Minnesota got hammered by April snowstorms just four years ago. 

The first storm hit on April 4, 2014, and dumped 11 inches of snow on Forest Lake. 

Apr 4 2014 storm

Then an even more intense storm on April 17, 2014 crushed east-central Minnesota, with Cambridge getting buried under 20 inches. 

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AccuWeather said that big storm four years ago was pretty rare considering how much snow fell along a 50-mile wide swathe of central and east-central Minnesota. 


Here's how much snow will fall from today's snowstorm

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Five years ago a storm in May dumped a foot of snow on southeastern Minnesota, so it could be a lot worse than today's 5-10 inches. 

And as local weather specialist Tim Purington tells BMTN: "The models are hinting at a big warmup next week, so it won't take long to melt it all away." 

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