Winter fails to go away in small, Minn. town as gigantic pile of snow still stands tall
AUSTIN, Minn. -- Despite the warm temperatures, there's still snow in June in Minnesota.
A lasting remnant of winter, a gigantic pile of snow in Minnesota remains in this southern Minnesota city -- and has even garnered itself its own nickname.
"Mt. Snirt," as the locals call it, is still standing tall in mid-June at Marcusen Park in Austin. The name "snirt" comes from a combination of the words snow and dirt.
For the past few years, Mt. Snirt has been the last amount of snow to melt in the state. Last year, Mt. Snirt didn't melt until July.
The mountainous formation of snow is formed due to city crews clearing off city streets and dumping it all into one, gigantic pile.
— Jim Peterson (@JimPeteWX11) June 15, 2017