Back to normal (snowfall)

A quick story for you… Yesterday, I was surfing the web, looking at the latest snow totals across Minnesota when I heard my SKYPE phone ring and who was it? It was my grandmother who called to verbally and visually complain to me about how she dislikes all this snow we’ve been getting. She asked if I could do something about it because she was sick of shoveling. First of all, I can’t believe that my grandmother is still insists on shoveling her driveway at her age and secondly, I can’t believe my grandmother knows how to SKYPE. How cool is that! I give her a lot of credit for doing the things she does. She has never had her drivers license, forcing her to walk to the grocery store, to church every Sunday and to her many different community volunteering events, even during the bitterly cold Minnesota winter days. You go Gramma, keep it up!

Our multi-day storm started on Sunday and wrapped up early Tuesday, which gave the MSP Airport officially 5.6″ putting us 1.3″ above normal snowfall for the season. The range across the metro was around 4″ to 5″ on the northeast side to as much as 8″ to 11″ on the southwest side. The biggest snowfall report I saw was 11.5″ 9 miles SW of Starbuck in Pope county. Take a look at the snowfall map and other snowfall reports below.

Storm Total Snowfall Map



Storm Total Snowfall Reports

…STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

WE THANK OUR COOP AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS…TRAINED SPOTTERS AND
PARTNERS FOR THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
—— ———————– — ————– ——-
11.50 9 SW STARBUCK MN POPE 0949 AM
11.00 GLENWOOD MN POPE 0515 PM
11.00 FARIBAULT MN RICE 0800 AM
10.00 ELLENDALE MN STEELE 0645 AM
10.00 NEW MARKET MN SCOTT 0728 PM
9.80 LAKEVILLE MN DAKOTA 0922 AM
9.80 LONG LAKE MN HENNEPIN 0800 AM
9.70 LITCHFIELD MN MEEKER 0800 AM
9.70 1 NNW COLD SPRING MN STEARNS 0800 AM
9.50 MURDOCK MN SWIFT 0812 AM
9.50 3 N KIMBALL MN STEARNS 0800 AM
9.50 3 SE ALBERT LEA MN FREEBORN 0800 AM
9.50 MINNETRISTA MN HENNEPIN 0800 AM
9.50 MEDINA MN HENNEPIN 0755 AM
9.30 BLOOMINGTON MN HENNEPIN 0808 AM
9.00 CARLOS MN DOUGLAS 0812 AM
9.00 3 SSW BURNSVILLE MN DAKOTA 0515 PM
9.30 2 W PRIOR LAKE MN SCOTT 0800 AM
9.10 1 E OWATONNA MN STEELE 0800 AM
8.80 HAMBURG MN CARVER 0800 AM
8.50 1 W HUTCHINSON MN MCLEOD 0800 AM
8.40 RAMSEY MN ANOKA 0922 AM
8.30 WACONIA MN CARVER 0800 AM
8.20 1 SSW JORDAN MN SCOTT 0800 AM
8.10 2 NE BUFFALO MN WRIGHT 0800 AM
8.00 MANKATO MN BLUE EARTH 0932 AM
8.00 WELLS MN FARIBAULT 0800 AM
8.00 FAIRMONT MN MARTIN 0800 AM
8.00 KIESTER MN FARIBAULT 0720 AM
7.80 3 ENE MONTGOMERY MN RICE 0800 AM
7.80 1 SSW LONSDALE MN RICE 0800 AM
7.80 1 SE HENDERSON MN LE SUEUR 0800 AM
7.50 RENVILLE MN RENVILLE 0828 AM
7.50 EDINA MN HENNEPIN 0934 AM
7.50 WINNEBAGO MN FARIBAULT 0800 AM
7.50 WATERTOWN MN CARVER 0743 AM
7.30 NEW HOPE MN HENNEPIN 0638 AM
7.00 DASSEL MN MEEKER 0800 AM
7.00 1 W CARVER MN CARVER 0800 AM
7.00 3 ENE SILVER CREEK MN WRIGHT 0414 PM
6.80 ALBANY MN STEARNS 0452 AM
6.70 WOODBURY MN WASHINGTON 1039 AM
6.70 5 NW MINNEAPOLIS MN HENNEPIN 0800 AM
6.60 ST PETER MN NICOLLET 0800 AM
6.50 SAUK RAPIDS MN BENTON 0713 AM
6.50 RAMSEY MN ANOKA 0607 PM
6.40 FRIDLEY MN ANOKA 0848 AM
6.40 MORRIS MN STEVENS 0800 AM
6.20 ST CLOUD SCSU MN STEARNS 0800 AM
6.20 NORTH ST PAUL MN RAMSEY 0842 AM
6.00 MORGAN MN REDWOOD 0800 AM
6.00 BLUE EARTH MN FARIBAULT 0800 AM
5.60 MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL APT MN HENNEPIN 0600 AM
5.50 SLEEPY EYE MN BROWN 0849 AM
5.50 MELROSE MN STEARNS 0800 AM
5.50 5 W ST CLOUD MN STEARNS 0800 AM
5.50 RED WING MN GOODHUE 0743 AM
5.50 LITTLE FALLS MN MORRISON 0650 AM
5.40 RICHFIELD MN HENNEPIN 0745 AM
5.10 4 SE RED WING MN GOODHUE 0800 AM
5.00 HASTINGS MN DAKOTA 0742 AM
5.00 ST CLOUD MN STEARNS 0600 AM
4.50 ELK RIVER MN SHERBURNE 0800 AM
4.50 3 WSW PRINCETON MN SHERBURNE 0800 AM
4.50 2 SSW CAMBRIDGE MN ISANTI 0629 AM
4.20 REDWOOD FALLS MN REDWOOD 0800 AM
4.20 MILACA MN MILLE LACS 0800 AM
4.20 LONG PRAIRIE MN TODD 0800 AM
4.00 3 ESE LAKE ELMO MN WASHINGTON 0800 AM
4.00 1 N ANDOVER MN ANOKA 0800 AM
4.00 2 NNW COON RAPIDS MN ANOKA 0800 AM
3.80 1 NW COTTAGE GROVE MN WASHINGTON 0800 AM
3.50 1 ESE MILROY MN REDWOOD 0800 AM
2.80 7 NNW OGILVIE MN KANABEC 1111 AM
2.00 DURAND WI PEPIN 0800 AM
2.00 BALDWIN WI ST. CROIX 0800 AM
1.80 1 NE LAKELAND SHORES MN WASHINGTON 0800 AM
1.60 3 NE RUSH CITY MN CHISAGO 0800 AM
1.40 CHIPPEWA FALLS WI CHIPPEWA 0800 AM
1.40 AUGUSTA WI EAU CLAIRE 0800 AM
1.10 STANLEY WI CHIPPEWA 0800 AM
1.10 EAU CLAIRE WI EAU CLAIRE 0600 AM
1.00 CUMBERLAND WI BARRON 0800 AM
1.00 BLOOMER WI CHIPPEWA 0800 AM


Cold and Quiet Until Friday
The next two days will be rather quiet as a cold Canadian high sinks south of the international border. Temperature readings will drop below normal and overnight lows will dip into the sub-zero range again Thursday morning. The cold air is dry, so there will be plenty of sunshine. Don’t forget the shades as you head out the door, that fresh snow will be darn bright and since we haven’t seen the sun in a few days, it’ll seem even brighter. Our next snow chance doesn’t swing in until Friday and Saturday. A light coating of fluff may be possible then, but that Alberta Clipper could swerve around us like Lindsay Vonn cutting around the last gate before the finish line on her way to her 4th Gold Medal of the 2010 Winter Olympics, so we’ll keep an eye on it. Tune in tomorrow for weather facts about the Olympic games and the 2010 host city Vancouver, Canada.


Todd’s Outlook for the Twin Cities

Wednesday: Cold sunshine. High: 18

Wednesday Night: Clear, calm and quiet… COLD too. Low: -1

Thursday: Chilly start. Increasing clouds, light snow developing late. High: 20

Friday: Mostly cloudy with light snow showers. High 24

Saturday: Partly sunny, light snow possible. High 26

Sunday: Partly cloudy and quiet. High 21

Monday (Presidents’ Day): Threat of a mostly blue sky. High: 23

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, slightly warmer. High: 26

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