Snowy Recap: Plus a welcome respite

Our latest Minnesnowta clipper left a swath of heavy snow west of the metro…and a few forecasters scratching our collective heads.

Check out the huge range in snow totals form this week’s clipper. Snowfall totals ranged form 0 to 10.1″ in central Minnesota, and from 0″ to 6.5″ just in the metro!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

639 PM CST THU DEC 16 2010

…SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM DECEMBER 15-16…

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW…AND ICE AND SLEET

CATEGORIES…THEN BY AMOUNT…AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE

FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME

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10.10 MURDOCK MN SWIFT 0343 PM

9.50 LITCHFIELD MN MEEKER 0427 PM

8.60 MORRISTOWN MN RICE 0402 PM

8.50 ELLENDALE MN STEELE 0531 PM

8.00 WINTHROP MN SIBLEY 0343 PM

8.00 JANESVILLE MN WASECA 0135 PM

8.00 BENSON MN SWIFT 1205 PM

8.00 HUTCHINSON MN MCLEOD 0959 AM

7.80 DONNELLY MN STEVENS 0822 AM

7.70 N WILLMAR MN KANDIYOHI 0800 AM

7.10 FARIBAULT MN RICE 1139 AM

7.00 COLOGNE MN CARVER 1227 PM

7.00 NORTH MANKATO MN NICOLLET 1113 AM

6.50 9 SW STARBUCK MN POPE 0211 PM

6.50 WACONIA MN CARVER 1101 AM

6.20 SACRED HEART MN RENVILLE 0453 PM

6.00 3 NNE EAGLE LAKE MN BLUE EARTH 1132 AM

6.00 FARIBAULT MN RICE 0926 AM

6.00 GAYLORD MN SIBLEY 0700 AM

5.70 MORRIS MN STEVENS 0800 AM

5.60 DASSEL MN MEEKER 0800 AM

5.50 MANKATO MN BLUE EARTH 1104 AM

5.50 1 SSW MANKATO MN BLUE EARTH 1025 AM

5.50 BELGRADE MN STEARNS 0730 AM

5.40 MADISON MN LAC QUI PARLE 0800 AM

5.00 WANAMINGO MN GOODHUE 0358 PM

5.00 VESTA MN REDWOOD 0353 PM

5.00 2 S NORTHFIELD MN RICE 1251 PM

5.00 NEW MARKET MN SCOTT 0930 AM

5.00 WASECA MN WASECA 0800 AM

5.00 MADISON MN LAC QUI PARLE 0746 AM

5.00 BROWNTON MN MCLEOD 0733 AM

5.00 MONTEVIDEO MN CHIPPEWA 0700 AM

5.00 RENVILLE MN RENVILLE 0610 AM

4.80 W CARVER MN CARVER 1200 PM

4.80 HAMBURG MN CARVER 0800 AM

4.70 1 SE NORTHFIELD MN RICE 0237 PM

4.50 LESTER PRAIRIE MN MCLEOD 0655 AM

4.20 1 ESE CHASKA MN CARVER 0830 AM

4.00 WELLS MN FARIBAULT 0800 AM

4.00 WINNEBAGO MN FARIBAULT 0800 AM

4.00 MORGAN MN REDWOOD 0724 AM

4.00 FAIRMONT MN MARTIN 0700 AM

4.00 W OWATONNA MN STEELE 0640 AM

4.00 KANDIYOHI MN KANDIYOHI 0346 AM

3.60 JORDAN MN SCOTT 0705 AM

3.50 4 W COMFREY MN BROWN 1130 AM

3.50 SPRINGFIELD MN BROWN 1020 AM

3.50 OWATONNA MN STEELE 0800 AM

3.50 ALBERT LEA MN FREEBORN 0800 AM

3.40 2 W PRIOR LAKE MN SCOTT 0340 PM

3.00 PRIOR LAKE MN SCOTT 1009 AM

2.50 CHANHASSEN MN CARVER 1200 PM

MEASURED AT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

2.50 CREDIT RIVER MN SCOTT 0658 AM

2.00 FARMINGTON MN DAKOTA 0200 PM

MEASURED AT CWSU

2.00 1 SSW DELANO MN WRIGHT 1101 AM

2.00 CARLOS MN DOUGLAS 0755 AM

2.00 BROOTEN MN STEARNS 0320 AM

1.50 BLOOMINGTON MN HENNEPIN 0415 PM

1.00 ZUMBROTA MN GOODHUE 0700 AM

0.50 KIMBALL MN STEARNS 0602 AM

TRACE MINNEAPOLIS MN HENNEPIN 1200 PM

OBSERVED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL AIRPORT

Here’s the map. Notice the sharp cutoff on the storms eastern edge… right over the metro.

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A chance to dig out:

It looks like we may actually string together 3 mostly snow free days. That’s good news for city crews moving tons of snow off the streets…and anyone who needs to dig out a little bit. Other than a few passing flurries, it looks like the next shot at accumulating snow comes along Monday.

If the potential Monday system stays on track, we could be looking at a few inches of snow for the Vikings game at “The Bank” on Monday Night Football. It seems that Purple just can’t buy a break this season. For those of us who were around long enough to remember old time football out at “The Met” this could bring back some great memories from “The Frozen Tundra.”

Monday night’s potential “Snow Bowl 2010″ would be the perfect exclamation point on the epic weather year of 2010 in Minnesota.

Enjoy the quiet break…and stay tuned!

PH

  • Bill
  • bsimon

    Paul, I was wondering on first seeing your forecast for 3-6, with a chance of a bust, why not forecast 0-6?

  • Eric

    Great forecast. Glad the TC avoided another slam.

    A few flurries for Monday night’s game would be nice though. See what you can conjure. It would certainly put a few nostalgic smiles on same faces.

    (There’s no action on the game in Vegas (yet) because of Jackson’s injury. But if there was, I’d take the under with the cold outdoor field and your chance of snow prediction!)

  • Paul Huttner

    Paul, I was wondering on first seeing your forecast for 3-6, with a chance of a bust, why not forecast 0-6?

    Posted by bsimon | December 17, 2010 9:50 AM

    That would have been a great forecast b….0″ to 6″ for the metro… Or even better 0″ to 10″ for Minnesota!

    PH