December in the Twin Cities was the 14th-snowiest December on record, according to the National Weather Service.
Average snowfall for the month is 10 inches; the Twin Cities got 17.4 in December 2008.
Weather is fickle, so there's no way to know what January holds. The best info from the service -- the one-month outlook from the Climate Prediction Unit -- basically says we'll have some precipitation during January. Keep your hat and gloves nearby.