Rodman's Weather Almanac




2009


01/16
Station record low temperature of -35.3° recorded at 6:15am.

10/10
First snowfall of the upcoming winter season last night. About 3/4". (3/4" accum total).

10/12
More snow starting early morning and lasting most of the day. Got 2 inches of the heavy wet variety. (2 3/4" accum total).

11/29
Got a dusting of snow last night. Just enough to coat the ground.

12/08
First snow storm of the season. Started early evening. Not much snow yet (about 1 inch). Winds picking up. (3 3/4" accum total).

12/09
Got about 5" total (yesterday & today) snow during the night. Windy (high of 28 mph as of 3:15am). (8 3/4" accum total).

12/13
Got about 2 1/2" of snow during the night. (11 1/4" accum total).

12/20
Got 3/4" of snow today. (12" accum total).

12/24
Got 6 1/2" of snow today. (18 1/2" accum total).

12/25
Got 4" snow/slush today. Warm out (36°). High moisture content. Rain in afternoon. (22 1/2" accum total).

12/26
Got 1" snow today. (23 1/2" accum total).

12/27
Got a dusting again last night. (about 1/2") (24" accum total).

12/30
Got another 1" snow today. (25" accum total).




2010


01/07
Got 3 1/4" snow today. Fairly windy made measure approximate. (28 1/4" accum total).

01/25
Got 1" snow today. (29 1/4" accum total).

02/01-02
Got 4" snow last night/today. (33 1/4" accum total).

02/05
Got 2 1/2" snow today. (35 3/4" accum total).

02/06-08
Got 8 1/2" snow Saturday thru Monday. (44 1/4" accum total).

02/15
Got 2 1/4" snow last night & today. (46 1/2" accum total).

03/09
Rain collector cap taken off.

03/17
All snow in yard gone except for small area along edge of front woods by concrete slab and start of asphalt driveway on south side.

03/24
All snow in yard and woods now gone.

03/31
Got to 75° today (month high). Tilled garden 1st time. Soil nice and dry. Little bit on tines. Loaded sprinkler system also. No snow at all in March this year. Not even a flake or flurries. Set a record. Hasn't happened since the 1800's.

08/10
Lot of rain (heavy) today. Got total of 2.21 inches starting at 10:15am (rate of 7.02 inches per hour) and again at 10:55pm (rate of 6.47 inches per hour).

10/26
Recorded station all time low barometric pressure reading of 28.562 in. at 7:45am-7:55am(could be record for IGH) from a massive low pressure system extending from Canada down to Gulf of Mexico.

10/28
First snow (just flurries) for the upcoming winter season occurred this afternoon.

11/13
First snow storm of the season. Got 8" of the heavy wet kind. High moisture content with temp at 32° all night and day. (8" accum total).

11/21
Got freezing rain last night or early this morning. Everything including driveway completely covered with thin (1/16") layer of ice. Gladly it melted into the form of water as temp got up to 32.9° in early afternoon. A lot of the snow has melted this past week as the temps have reached the upper 30's. Only a few inches left on the ground.

11/25
Got 1 1/2" of snow last night. (9 1/2" accum total).

11/30
Got a dusting last night. Maybe a 1/2". (10" accum total.)

12/04
Got 6 1/2" snow last night. Was the nice light variety. (16 1/2" accum total).

12/10-11
Big snow storm started Friday night and lasted through Saturday night. Had a lot of wind (high 30 mph @ 11:05 12/11) which made snow depth measuring difficult. Got about 17". Have 4'+ drifts all across front of house. (33 1/2" accum total).

12/20
Got 5" snow today. (38 1/2" accum total).

12/24
Woke up to 4 1/2" of snow during the night. (43" accum total).

12/30
Got rain today along with ice and sleet.




2011


01/03
Got 1" of snow today. (44" accum total).

01/05-06
Snow flurries the last couple days. Nothing measureable.

01/03
Got 2 1/4" of snow today. (46 1/4 accum total).

01/13
More snow again. 1 3/4" today. (48" accum total).

01/14
More snow again. 2" this time. (50" accum total).

01/17
More of the little snow again. 1 1/4" this time. (51 1/4" accum total).

01/21
More of the little snow once again. 3/4" this time. Low temp for the year so far -31.4° at 7am. (52" accum total).

01/24
A dusting of snow today. Nothing measurable.

01/27
Another dusting of snow (1/4"). (52 1/4" accum total).

01/31
4 1/2" of snow during the night. (56 3/4" accum total).

02/20-21
15" of snow during the two days. Fairly windy (22mph highest) also. (71 3/4" accum total).

02/25
Got about 1/4" snow today. (72" accum total).

02/26
Got 1" of snow today. (73" accum total).

03/07
Got 1 3/4" of snow today. (74 3/4" accum total).

03/09
Got 1 1/4" of snow today. (76" accum total).

03/12
Got about 1/2" of snow early this morning. Windy. (76 1/2" accum total).

03/16
Rain collector cap taken off. Warming trend with temps near 50°.

03/18
First robin of the season seen this morning by the hot tub.

03/23
Got 7" of heavy wet snow today. (83 1/2" accum total).

04/10
Got to 75.6° today and humid. All snow in yard gone except for small area along edge of front woods (south side) by start of asphalt driveway. Also small batch in south side yard by Blue Spruce and a little ice by stacked wood pile. Back woods has small area down path to pond by the big downed box elder and some over in far south east corner west of path.

04/12
All snow gone except for patch in back woods in the far south east corner west of path.

04/13
All the snow is now gone.

04/15
Not so fast. Got 1 3/4" of that white nasty snow tonight. (85 1/4" accum total).

04/18
All the snow is now gone again.

04/20
Not so fast once again. Got another 1" of that white nasty snow today. But thankfully it all melted by the end of the day due to temp in the 40's. (86 1/4" accum total).

09/15
First frost of the fall season with low temp of 29.8°.

11/10
Saw a few small snow flurries this morning. First snow of the season.

11/19
Got 2 1/2" snow today thru early Sunday morning. (2 1/2" accum total).

11/19
Got 1/2" more snow last night. (3" accum total).

12/03
Got 4" snow today and last night. (7" accum total).

12/09
First below zero degree reading of -4.3° occurred at 6am for the upcoming winter season.

12/17
Got just a trace 1/8 to 1/4 inch. (7 1/8" accum total).

12/23
Got another dusting this afternoon of about 1/4 inch. (7 3/8" accum total).




2012


01/01
Got 1 1/2" of snow last night & today (rain'd first and then snow'd). (8 7/8" accum total).

01/14
Got 5/8" of snow last night(includes a couple of dustings from this past week). Not much snow left on the ground. The top of the grass is showing. (9 1/2" accum total).

01/20
Got another dusting of 7/8". (10 3/8" accum total).

01/23
Got 2" of snow today. (12 3/8" accum total).

02/13
Got 5/8" of snow today. (13" accum total).

02/20-21
Got 3 3/4" of heavy wet snow late last night and early today. (16 3/4" accum total).

02/24
Got 1/8" dusting of snow today. 16 7/8" accum total.

02/29
Got 2 1/8" of very heavy wet snow. Even had standing water in driveway. (19" accum total).

03/02
Got another 1" light snow. (20" accum total).

03/11
Rain collector cap taken off.

03/12
First robin of the season seen this morning in back yard.

03/16
All of the snow is now gone.

04/16
Snow flurries today. At times real heavy. No accumilation.

10/12
First frost of the fall season with low temp of 19.7°.

10/25
First snow (just flurries) for the upcoming winter season this morning. No accumilation.

11/23
Got a little snow. Really slick out. Got about a 1/2". (1/2" accum total).

12/08
Got 3/4" snow. 1 1/4" accum total.

12/08-09
Got total of 13" snow on Saturday & Sunday. Higher moisture content. Was greasy/slick on driveway. (14 1/4" accum total).

12/19-20
Got 1 1/2" snow last night and early today. (15 3/4" accum total).

12/24
Got 1/2" snow today. (16 1/4" accum total).

12/28
Got 2" snow today. (18 1/4" accum total).




2013

01/01
Got a couple of dustings of snow this week for a total of about an inch. (19 1/4" accum total).

01/21
Got a few more dustings of snow this week for a total of about an inch. (20 1/4" accum total).

01/27-28
Got about 2 1/2" of snow Sunday and Monday. Also rain and sleet mixed. Left ice all over driveway. (22 3/4" accum total).

02/01
Got 2 1/4" of snow today. (25" accum total).

02/02-03
Got 1 1/4" of snow Saturday into Sunday am. (26 1/4" accum total).

02/03-04
Got 2" of snow Sunday night into Monday am. (28 1/4" accum total).

02/05
Got another 1 1/2" of snow. (29 3/4" accum total).

02/06
Got another 3/4" of snow. (30 1/2" accum total).

02/10
Nasty freezing rain/sleet(heavy at times(1/2" thick))and snow from early morning till late night. 2" snow total. (32 1/2" accum total).

02/11
Got another 1" of snow by early morning. (33 1/2" accum total).

02/13
Saw first robin's of the season. 18 of them perched at the top of the cottonwood tree by street.

02/14
Got 2 1/2" of snow last night. (36" accum total).

02/22
Got 4 1/2" of snow last night and this am. (40 1/2" accum total).

03/05
Got 9" of snow last night and today. (49 1/2" accum total).

03/14
Got another 1" of snow today. (50 1/2" accum total).

03/17-18
Got another 3 1/2" of snow today/last night. (54" accum total).

03/20
First day of spring. Still have 1 1/2 to 2 feet of snow on the ground. Piles at end of front drive/woods are still 4'+ high. (54" accum total).

04/09
Got about 1 1/2" snow again. Miserable spring so far. (55 1/2" accum total).

04/11
Another typical lousy early spring day. About 2 1/2" snow. Temps from the official first day of spring have been 10-15° below average. (58" accum total).

04/12
More snow again today. About 1/2" (58 1/2" accum total).

04/19
More snow again today. 6" (64 1/2" accum total).

04/23
More snow again today. 5 1/4" Set records for snowest April & lousy Minnesota weather. 20°+ below normal for all of April. (69 3/4" accum total).

04/29
All snow is now gone. (69 3/4" accum total).

05/02
Got 3/4" snow from big north/south stalled low pressure system. We were suppose to get up to 8". Hasting(8 1/2") and south(Owatonna 15.5")got it. All melted by mid afternoon. Temps 20°+ below normal again for next 3 days. (70 1/2" accum total).

05/03
Snow fluries this morning, but melted. All snow is now again gone. (70 1/2" accum total).

07/31
Moved station to new location behind garage in low scruff area. Also moved anemometer to mask on garage roof with anemometer transmitter kit installed and mask is 12' above roof peak. Anemometer is now 30' above ground.

10/19
Got a good shower of snow pellets this afternoon. Covered grass and decks.

12/03-04
Got 3 1/4" snow total on Tuesday thru Wednesday. Whole event was a mixture of rain, sleet, ice and snow. Thin layer of ice on driveway made it slick going. (3 1/4 accum total).

12/09
Got 1 3/4" snow. (5" accum total)

12/10
Got 1" snow. (6" accum total)

12/13
Got 3/4" snow. (6 3/4" accum total)

12/16
Got 1" snow. (7 3/4" accum total)

12/20
Got 3/4" snow. (8 1/2" accum total)

12/23
Got 3/4" snow. (9 1/4" accum total)

12/24
Got 3 1/2" snow. (12 3/4" accum total)

12/30
Got 1/2" snow. (13 1/4" accum total)




2014

01/01
Had a lot of cold days & nights in December. (13 1/4" accum total).

01/03
Got 3/4" snow last night. (14" accum total).

01/06
Got dusting of snow last night. Not enough to measure though. (14" accum total).

01/14
Got 4" of snow today. (18" accum total).

01/15
Got 3/4" of snow today. (18 3/4" accum total).

01/17-18
Got 3 3/4" of snow last night and early today. (22 1/2" accum total).

01/20
Got dusting today. About 1/2" (23" accum total).

01/22
Got another 1" today. (24" accum total).

01/25
Got 3/4" today. (24 3/4" accum total).

01/26
Got 2 1/4" more snow today. (27" accum total).

01/30
Got 4 1/2" more snow today. Was a pretty cold January. Had 22 days out of 31 with the low temp below zero and 11 days with the high temp below zero. (31 1/2" accum total).

Driveway snow banks getting high.

02/12
Got about 1" snow today. (32 1/2" accum total).

02/15
Got about 2 1/4" snow today. (34 3/4" accum total).

02/17
Got about 3 1/4" snow today. (38" accum total).

02/20
Got 10" snow today. First started with rain then freezing rain and then turned to snow with some of it heavy/wet. Lost power for 4 1/2 hours. Roads are all ice covered. (48" accum total).

02/28
Got about 1" snow today. This month had 20 of 28 days with the low temp below zero. (49" accum total).

03/19
Got 2 3/4" snow today. (51 3/4" accum total).

03/20
First day of spring. Got to 44.8° which is average for this date. Lots of snow yet to melt though.

03/24
Got 2" snow today. (53 3/4" accum total).

03/27
Got 1" heavy wet snow today. Rained a lot first before changing over. (54 3/4" accum total).

03/30
Saw and heard first robins of the season on the property. (54 3/4" accum total).

04/04
Got 6" heavy wet snow. (60 3/4" accum total).

04/09
Took rain collector cap off. (60 3/4" accum total).

04/13
All of the snow in yard is now gone. (60 3/4" accum total).

04/17
Got trace of snow after .73" of rain. Nothing measurable. Was gone by afternoon. (60 3/4" accum total).









2006 Rain Total ==> 17.14"

2007 Rain Total ==> 23.68"

2008 Rain Total ==> 15.53"

2009 Rain Total ==> 20.67"

2010 Rain Total ==> 24.90"

2011 Rain Total ==> 20.11"

2012 Rain Total ==> 22.13"

2013 Rain Total ==> 25.54"





The average annual snowfall in the Twin Cities is 45.3"

2009/2010 Season Snow Total ==> 46 1/2"

2010/2011 Season Snow Total ==> 86 1/4"

2011/2012 Season Snow Total ==> 20"

2012/2013 Season Snow Total ==> 70 1/2"

2013/2014 Season Snow Total ==> 60 3/4"