It's hard to say what this winter will bring as far as the amount of snowfall.
But Minot's had 10.8 inches of snow so far this winter weather season, said Jim Tarasenko, research specialist at the North Central Research and Extension Center, south of Minot.
That compares to 0.4 of an inch for the same timeframe last year, he said.
Tony Keys, Minot Air Force Base, and Chris Knoll, Minot, are avid cyclists doing some training in the snow in Oak Park in Minot Monday afternoon. The recent storm brought several inches of snow to Minot and other areas, including a high amount of around 18 inches at Crosby.
He said there was 6 inches of snow for the same period two years ago when Minot set a record snowfall of 84.1 inches for the winter of 2010-2011.
The first snow this year was on Oct. 29 when Tarasenko recorded 1/2 inch of snow at the extension center.
The total snowfall there in the past three days has been 7.7 inches, he said Monday morning. Tarasenko records the weather data each day at 8 a.m.
The weather service also reported 6.2 inches of snow in the city.
Topping the list of snow amounts in the area from the recent storm was Crosby with 18 inches of snow, the National Weather Service reported.
Preliminary snowfall totals for other area cities as of Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service, include: Mylo in eastern Pierce County, 17 inches; Bottineau, 5 inches; Hazen, .8 of an inch; Killdeer, 2.2 inches; Lansford, 8.1 inches; Stanton, 1.5 inches; Williston, 12 inches; and Wilton, 4.3 inches. Bismarck had between 8.8 and 10 inches of snow.
Topping the list of snow amounts was Crosby with 18 inches of snow as of Saturday morning, the National Weather Service reported.