April brings record-setting snowfall in Minn., N.D.

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An unusual mid-April storm dumped a whopping 17 inches of snow in central North Dakota and carried over to northern Minnesota, where residents saw more than a half foot.

MPR reports Moorhead saw about 6.5 inches of snow and the numbers only increase going west, prompting the closure of I-94 all the way to Montana.

Bismarck set a new city record for the most snow on a single day with 17.3 inches, the Associated Press reports. Fargo also set a city record with 6.3 inches. Several schools are closed Monday or staring late. The North Dakota Legislature also took the day off.

The National Weather Service says the 4.1 inches that fell in Duluth Sunday broke a recored for the snowiest February through April period in recorded history, with total of 68.8 inches. The last record was set in 1950 with 68.5 inches in that time span.

Here in the metro, our "winter on steroids" brought some wet weather Sunday, which could return Wednesday and Thursday this week, according to Paul Douglas. Next week, we can expect 50-degree weather and will likely hit the 60s the last week in April.

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