Official Snowfall Records for Rochester, Minnesota

Businesses in Rochester, Minnesota rely on accurate snowfall record-keeping to plan for the most extreme conditions during the winter. Snow plow removal companies, Municipalities, Universities and others that fight snow can plan for the worst with this data…

First Two Inches

The first recorded date on which the city received its first 2 inches of snowfall.

October

ST CLOUD RGNL AP
10/12/1969
ROCHESTER INTL AP
10/15/1969
MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL AP
10/10/1977
INTL FALLS INTL AP
10/1/1981
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September

DULUTH INTL AP
9/18/1991
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1, 2 & 3 Day Snow Accumulation Records

Greatest Amount of Snow in One Day:

19.8in. β€” The one-day record snowfall for Rochester, Minnesota was recorded on March 18th, 2005 as seen in the chart below.
Greatest Amount of Snow in One Day

Greatest Amount of Snow in Two Days:

20.1in. β€” The two-day cumulative snow record covered the period from March 19th, 2005 toMarch 20th, 2005. aria-label=”Most snow in two days” role=”img”>
Greatest Amount of Snow in Two Days

Greatest Amount of Snow in Three Days:

20.2in. β€” The two-day cumulative snow record covered the period from March 19th, 2005 toMarch 21st, 2005.aria-label=”Most snow in three days” role=”img”>
Greatest Amount of Snow in Three Days

These snow records are reviewed yearly and updated as new data is recorded.

SPN enlisted the help of the leading winter-expert Meteorologists to collect snow records throughout the United States. SPN has assimilated snow record data from over 220 U.S. Cities including Rochester, Minnesota. Snowfall records are reviewed and updated yearly.

Greatest Snowfall in One Season:

89 inches – The greatest cumulative snow fall for Rochester, Minnesota. This occurred during the year that ended December 31st, 1985. This was surely a banner year for snowplow contractors!
Greatest Snowfall in One Season
United States snow records can be found by reviewing the snowfall records of over 200 cities.

Last Year’s Storms – 12 Months in 1 Minute

Source: Snow Plow News – Winter Weather News / Snow Research

 

Our memory of the past winter can sometimes be judged by a strong beginning to the winter, a long & cold winter season or a massive snowstorm that tested all snow removal equipment at the end of the season.

For snow and ice contractors, the winter is typically judged by how much money made it into the bank. For municipal workers, overtime.

This chart shows the nature of all the winter storms over the past season – in just 1 minute. Enjoy the show!

For additional snow and winter records research you can check out the SPN snow records page.

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