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The Winter That Won't End

Posted at: 05/01/2013 11:00 PM
Updated at: 05/01/2013 11:05 PM
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- This week's historic snowfall is just the latest in a long winter full of flakes, flurries, and a lot of fed up people as we've now seen 7 months of winter.

It may be hard to remember, but the season's first snowfall came on November 12th, less than a week after president Obama's re-election. But it wasn't until December 19th that the real snow came.

While lawmakers in Washington battled to avoid the fiscal cliff, officials in Iowa shut down part of I-35 because of blizzard-like conditions.

In early February we thought our luck was changing after the groundhog said we only had 6 more weeks of winter. "So ye faithful, there is no shadow to see. An early spring for you and me!"

But oh how wrong they were. Both February and March saw multiple snow storms, with the biggest one day snowfall actually coming on march 10th when 6.8 inches fell in Rochester.

And from there it's been a long, slow haul until now, when most of us just can't wait for summer.

"I'm not liking it very well, I would like to see 80 degrees. I don't like the humidity, but I would like 80 degrees, said Beverly Johnson of Kasson.

The last measurable may snowfall in Minnesota was on May 15th, 1997.
And to put that in perspective, Bill Clinton was president and the number one song in America was "Hypnotize" by the Notorious BIG.