Record February snowfall in Mankato, MN

Breaks record for the entire month set 56 years ago.

The latest snowfall of about 9 inches put Mankato over the amount needed to break the city’s unofficial February record of 26.5 inches set in 1962.

Depending on which unofficial measurements you follow, this area has received between 28 to 36.5 inches of snow this month. Either way is a record-breaker, no matter what the exact amount is.

And the numberskeep rising. More snow (1 to 3 inches) will arrive tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

I don’t know whether it was intentional or not, but the article didn’t mention that this was a record snowfall for the month until the 25th paragraph.

Thanks to Don Wilkening for this link

“And still 7 days left in the month,” says Don

5 thoughts on “Record February snowfall in Mankato, MN”

  1. Cosmic Rays Are Increasing
    by Earth To Sky Calculus

    NEW COSMIC RAY RESULTS: Cosmic rays in the stratosphere are intensifying for the 4th year in a row. These results come from a campaign of weekly high-altitude balloon launches conducted by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus. Since March 2015, there has been a ~13% increase in X-rays and gamma-rays over central California, where the students have launched hundreds of balloons.

    The grey points in the graph are Earth to Sky balloon data. Overlaid on that time series is a record of neutron monitor data from the Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory in Oulu, Finland. The correlation between the two data sets is impressive, especially considering their wide geographic separation and differing methodologies. Neutron monitors have long been considered a “gold standard” for monitoring cosmic rays on Earth. This shows that student-built balloons are gathering data of similar quality.

    Why are cosmic rays increasing? The short answer is “Solar Minimum.” Right now, the 11-year solar cycle is plunging into one of the deepest minima of the Space Age. The sun’s weakening magnetic field and flagging solar wind are not protecting us as usual from deep-space radiation. Earth to Sky balloon launches in multiple countries and US states show that this is a widespread phenomenon.

    Cosmic rays are of interest to anyone who flies on airplanes. The International Commission on Radiological Protection has classified pilots as occupational radiation workers because of cosmic ray doses they receive while flying. A recent study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health shows that flight attendants face an elevated risk of cancer compared to members of the general population. They listed cosmic rays as one of several risk factors. There are also controversial studies that suggest cosmic rays promote the formation of clouds in the atmosphere; if so, the waxing and waning of cosmic rays could affect weather and climate.

    (graph showing increase in the link below.)

    Current sunspot cycle progression for SC24.

    Sunsport cycles from SC18 to SC24.

  2. how come the hell this wasn’t mentioned in the HEADLINE that it was a monthly snowfall record???
    We all know we have an ice age here……

    Of course to the media, more snow means hotter and hotter!
    If it drops to 56 below in MN, like last month, that means Minnesota was getting hot during that time!


    Will somebody find a picture of Dr. Fatass Al Gore skiing.

    That would be priceless.!!!!!!

    (I doubt that aholeFatass can ski)

    . I learned at 12 and, if I can be very, very modest, can ski like an Olympic, even though today I am an old geezer (A couple shots of rum takes care of it…ha)

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