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December of 2013 will be remembered as very snowy and cold across the Northland. 

The month began with a large winterstorm that brought heavy snow to most of the region. The highest snowfall totals of 2 to 3 feet were found along the north shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Two Harbors. The 3-day storm brought an impressive
23.3 inches to the Duluth Airport

The south shore of Lake Superior was not to be out done. A long-duration lake effect snow event dumped in excess of 30 inches on the northern Wisconsin community of Ashland from December 21st through 23rd, 2013.  


For a summary of the record cold observed this month
 please visit:  
Cold Snaps of December.

Top Snowiest Decembers:    

Duluth, MN

International Falls, MN

Rank   Value  Year
1.        44.3 inches 1950

2.        42.3 inches 1996
3.        39.9 inches 2013

Rank   Value  Year
  1       43.9     1992
  2       36.0     2008
  3       31.1    1990
  4       26.4    2013
  5       26.2     2009
  6       24.6     1996


View the Latest Duluth December
 Climate Summary HERE

View the Latest Int'l Falls
December Climate Summary HERE