Minneapolis, St. Paul call snow emergencies; roads remain snow covered
January 5, 2023
Minnesotans spent Wednesday digging out from one of the largest January snowstorms ever recorded, after more than a foot of snow fell over two days and turned roads treacherous, downed power lines, closed schools and created a real chore for anybody who had to clear it.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded 12.3 inches by early evening, just a few flakes shy of the top 20 biggest Minnesota snowfalls of all time. The notably wet, heavy snow came two weeks after a bitter cold snap and blizzard conditions lashed Minnesota and other parts of the U.S.
"At least it is above freezing," Pete Boulay, Minnesota state climatologist, said Wednesday. "People can enjoy the snow maybe, go play in the snow."