Snow Season Summary (Final for 2017-2018)
April bails out Winter 2017-2018 with the biggest snowstorm of the season. A storm on April 14 to April 16 dumped 10 to 16 inches in the higher elevations of Duluth, MN and also areas to the south and east of Superior, WI. Lower amounts, generally less than 10 inches, fell in the city of Superior itself and below the ridge crest in Duluth.
Interestingly the two biggest storms of the season occurred at the beginning and at the end. The other big storm dropped heavy snow from late evening October 26 to late evening October 27. Warm, wet ground initially retarded the accumulation but the snow intensity increased substantially shortly before sunrise and continued into the daylight morning hours. Snowfall rates reached 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow accumulated 6 to 11 inches in the higher elevations of Duluth. Much less fell below the ridge crest in Duluth and also in the city of Superior, WI.
Official season snow total at the National Weather Service in Duluth was 91.9 inches. Finally a respectable winter after three losers!