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Snowstorm tally

February 29, 2012

   The low pressure system that gave us periods of snow, rain, freezing rain and sleet yesterday into today is finally moving away. There were power outages in parts of the Twin Cities metro area as freezing rain coated power lines and trees. The wet snow and winds that followed made the situation worse in some spots.

  Snow amounts varied quite a bit around the metro area. I measured 4.2 inches of snow in Minnetonka, but the official total at MSP airport was lower, at 2.8 inches through midday. This storm didn’t top our biggest snowfall of the winter at MSP, the 4.4 inches that fell on December 3 and December 4.  Areas that saw an earlier changeover from rain to snow last night had the highest snow totals. As expected, most south metro locations saw less snow than those in the north metro. For example, Jordan (in Scott county) reported only one inch, while Andover (in Anoka county) had over seven inches!

   Here are some snowfall totals from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
149 PM CST WED FEB 29 2012

…SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THE FEBRUARY 28-29TH WINTER STORM…

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES    LOCATION          ST   COUNTY     TIME
———    ——————        —  ————–   ———
15.90   13 NNE BRUCE             WI  RUSK             0840 AM
13.50   2 S RICE LAKE            WI  BARRON           0802 AM
13.00   HAUGEN                   WI  BARRON           0142 PM
13.00   CUMBERLAND               WI  BARRON           0826 AM
12.50   4 S ISLAND LAKE          WI  CHIPPEWA         0812 AM
12.00   CHETEK                   WI  BARRON           0953 AM
12.00   1 NW RICE LAKE           WI  BARRON           0915 AM
                 12 INCHES ESTIMATED…STILL SOME FALLING
                 LIGHT SNOW
12.00   6 NW RICE LAKE           WI  BARRON           0811 AM
12.00   3 SW CARLOS              MN  DOUGLAS          0721 AM
12.00   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0720 AM
12.00   ALEXANDRIA               MN  DOUGLAS          0414 AM
                 APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT OF SNOW SO FAR.
11.50   MILLERVILLE              MN  DOUGLAS          1122 AM
11.50   BOWLUS                   MN  MORRISON         0700 AM
10.50   CAMBRIDGE                MN  ISANTI           1250 PM
10.50   NORTH BRANCH             MN  CHISAGO          1236 PM
10.50   MORA                     MN  KANABEC          1006 AM
10.40   CHETEK                   WI  BARRON           0621 AM
10.00   KIMBALL                  MN  STEARNS          1101 AM
10.00   3 N BOYCEVILLE           WI  DUNN             0700 AM
  9.80   3 N MENOMONIE            WI  DUNN             0742 AM
  9.70   COLFAX                   WI  DUNN             0600 AM
  9.50   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1115 AM
  9.40   8 NW MORA                MN  KANABEC          1214 PM
  9.00   WHEELER                  WI  DUNN             0146 PM
  9.00   4 W CORNELL              WI  CHIPPEWA         0925 AM
  9.00   ISANTI                   MN  ISANTI           0845 AM
  9.00   BLOOMER                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0835 AM
  9.00   10 N CENTER CITY         MN  CHISAGO          0800 AM
  8.80   5 E CLAYTON              WI  BARRON           1043 AM
                 MEASURED OFF THE TOP OF THE CAR…
  8.00   ELK MOUND                WI  DUNN             0920 AM
                 8 INCHES OF SNOW…0.75 INCHES OF RAIN PRIOR
                 TO THE SNOWFALL
  8.00   2 N SAUK CENTRE          MN  STEARNS          0908 AM
  8.00   SAUK RAPIDS              MN  BENTON           0908 AM
  8.00   ELK RIVER                MN  SHERBURNE        0835 AM
  8.00   SARTELL                  MN  STEARNS          0700 AM
  8.00   MORA                     MN  KANABEC          0450 AM
  7.90   CHIPPEWA FALLS           WI  CHIPPEWA         0742 AM
  7.80   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1215 PM
                 MEASURED AT THE PRISON.
  7.80   CLAYTON                  WI  POLK             0812 AM
  7.80   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0726 AM
  7.50   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0812 AM
  7.50   FALL CREEK               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0742 AM
  7.20   MONTICELLO               MN  WRIGHT           1215 PM
  7.20   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         1111 AM
  7.00   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             1232 PM
                 PRECIPITATION AMOUNT 0.65 INCHES.
  7.00   LORETTO                  MN  HENNEPIN         1214 PM
  7.00   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0835 AM
  7.00   STANLEY                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0835 AM
  7.00   OSCEOLA                  WI  POLK             0834 AM
  7.00   KIMBALL                  MN  STEARNS          0600 AM
  7.00   LADYSMITH                WI  RUSK             0453 AM
  7.00   BARRON                   WI  BARRON           0416 AM
  6.50   CLEAR LAKE               WI  POLK             0749 AM
  6.50   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0652 AM
  6.50   1 N LITTLE FALLS         MN  MORRISON         0630 AM
  6.50   2 SSW CAMBRIDGE          MN  ISANTI           0547 AM
  6.50   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0503 AM
  6.20   MAPLE GROVE              MN  HENNEPIN         0702 AM
  6.00   NORTH BRANCH             MN  CHISAGO          1122 AM
                 WATER EQUIVALENT OF .96 INCHES.
  6.00   2 N GILMAN               MN  BENTON           1043 AM
  6.00   SAUK RAPIDS              MN  BENTON           0630 AM
  6.00   LITCHFIELD               MN  MEEKER           0628 AM
  6.00   DELANO                   MN  WRIGHT           0545 AM
  6.00   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         0414 AM
  5.60   MONTICELLO               MN  WRIGHT           0600 AM
  5.50   SAUK RAPIDS              MN  BENTON           0610 AM
  5.50   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0514 AM
  5.50   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0500 AM
  5.30   ALBANY                   MN  STEARNS          0517 AM
  5.00   BLAINE                   MN  ANOKA            1101 AM
  5.00   CHAMPLIN                 MN  HENNEPIN         0520 AM
  4.80   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0743 AM
  4.70   8 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0439 AM
  4.50   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           1101 AM
  4.50   WILLMAR                  MN  KANDIYOHI        0600 AM
  4.50   ANNANDALE                MN  WRIGHT           0541 AM
  4.40   NEW HOPE                 MN  HENNEPIN         0639 AM
  4.30   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           1215 PM
                 MEASURED AT THE NWS OFFICE.
  4.30   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0835 AM
  4.20   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           0908 AM
  4.10   ST LOUIS PARK            MN  HENNEPIN         1214 PM
  4.10   LONG PRAIRIE             MN  TODD             0630 AM
  4.00   BROWNTON                 MN  MCLEOD           1015 AM
                 1.7 INCHES WATER EQUIVALENT.
  4.00   ST CROIX FALLS           WI  POLK             0835 AM
  4.00   CHASKA                   MN  CARVER           0600 AM
  3.90   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0600 AM
  3.70   COON RAPIDS              MN  ANOKA            0617 AM
  3.50   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0600 AM
  3.40   FOREST LAKE              MN  WASHINGTON       0835 AM
  3.10   5 NW MINNEAPOLIS         MN  HENNEPIN         0600 AM
  3.00   VESTA                    MN  REDWOOD          1031 AM
                 1.28 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.
  3.00   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           0930 AM
  3.00   LITCHFIELD               MN  MEEKER           0417 AM
  2.80   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         1215 PM
                 MEASURED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL
                 AIRPORT.
  2.70   2 NE MINNEAPOLIS         MN  HENNEPIN         0720 AM
  2.50   WINTHROP                 MN  SIBLEY           0730 AM
  2.30   HAMBURG                  MN  CARVER           0835 AM
  2.00   INVER GROVE HEIGHTS      MN  DAKOTA           0139 PM
  1.70   REDWOOD FALLS            MN  REDWOOD          0500 AM
  1.60   2 W PRIOR LAKE           MN  SCOTT            0700 AM
  1.50   SHAKOPEE                 MN  SCOTT            1031 AM
  1.20   GAYLORD                  MN  SIBLEY           0835 AM
  1.00   NORTH MANKATO            MN  NICOLLET         0835 AM
  1.00   JORDAN                   MN  SCOTT            0835 AM
  0.50   3 SE NEW ULM             MN  BROWN            0835 AM

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