Normally, which really doesn’t happen in the weather world, we don’t get clobbered with this much snow with a system moving in a clipper like fashion. This northwest to southeast track up the weak surface low produced a band of nine to eleven inches of snow from Hutchinson Lester Prairie to Zumbrota.
The fluffy layer of accumulating snow was in large part the result of great quality snow produced in the snow growth area around eight to ten thousand feet. The duration of the movie-like snow flakes contributed to the high totals as well.
Here’s an image of the snowflake production temperature regime. Get your magnifying glass out and check out the snowflakes in your yard this morning.
Snow pretty much by-passed northern Minnesota but there is still eleven to twelve inches on the ground from International Falls to Duluth.