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Way Over Our Heads podcast: The latest in what's been an active year in Minnesota weather

Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the latest in Minnesota weather.

The Thanksgiving week storm duo pummeled Duluth-Superior and made travel difficult in parts of Minnesota and neighboring states, but the week ahead will be tame by comparison. 

In this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast, climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois recap last week’s wintry mix of weather, make note of a new annual precipitation record for the Twin Cities and look at the prospects for a top-ten calendar year of snowfall for the metro.

  • 0:00 to 8:10 – Recapping winter storms from Thanksgiving week. 
  • 8:11 to 9:10 – Annual precipitation record set in the Twin Cities. 
  • 9:11 to 10:21 – November weather/climate tidbits. 
  • 10:22 to 12:25 – Calendar year snowfall records?
  • 12:26 to 15:20 – What's to come over the next week?

As Blumenfeld notes, the Twin Cites is currently at about 78 inches of snow since Jan. 1, 2019, and a near-normal snowfall month (about 10 inches) in December would bring the total into the top 10 for a calendar year. 

It would take a very snowy December to reach the level of 1983, when the calendar year total was around 100 inches in the Twin Cities. 

Listen to every Way Over Our Heads episode on the podcast website

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