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Record snow falls in Minneapolis after historically warm winter

It was shaping up to be the Twin Cities' second-least-snowy winter. Then a late-season storm hit

Winter in the Twin Cities was shaping up to be a cakewalk. By the time winter ended on the morning of March 20, Minneapolis had only seen 14.3 inches of snow - the second least by that point in the season on record. It had also been Minneapolis's warmest winter on record. Then Old Man Winter waltzed in at the last minute.

The city saw 8.2 inches of snow on Sunday, a record for the date and the biggest snowstorm of the winter (and technically not even occurring during the winter at all). The sudden snows plastered area roadways, and two people died among hundreds of car crashes in Minnesota, according to CBS News.

After precipitation changed to rain in the Twin Cities on Monday, it turned back to snow on Tuesday, with wind gusts over 30 mph reducing visibility and "multiple accidents," according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for 2 to 4 new inches of snow and gusty winds prompted a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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