Eden Prairie 17″! Patchy snow Monday

There’s an old saying in weather offices. “Never rush a good snowstorm.”

Our latest winter barrage took its time getting here, and then delivered a fierce punch.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

1039 PM CST SUN FEB 20 2011

1030 PM SNOW NW EDEN PRAIRIE M17.0 INCH HENNEPIN MN TRAINED SPOTTER

The worst may be over, but the snow is still falling in some areas this Presidents’ Day. As the trailing upper level low pressure system slowly pulls out Monday, Occasional snow will linger for much of the day in some areas.

Winter storm and blizzard warnings continue into Monday.

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-Latest Twin Cties radar loop

What to expect Monday:

Snowfall intensity has decreased overnight, but some bands of moderate to at times heavy snow will linger, especially north metro and points north. The plows will have a chance to work on the roads overnight, but expect slick and slow conditions if you do have to commute Monday morning.

Some “wrap around” on the back side of the low as it pulls away could produce another 1″ to 3″ in many spots, especially north of the metro Monday.

The NAM is cranking out another .23″ of liquid Monday. If that verifies, some areas could pick up another 2″ to 4″ closer to the metro.

Snowfall totals so far:

There have been some eye popping snowfall totals with this storm!

Here are some selected totals from NWS as of late Sunday night.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

1008 PM CST SUN FEB 20 2011

…SNOWFALL TOTALS AS OF 900 PM SUNDAY FEB 20TH…

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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15.00 BLOOMINGTON MN HENNEPIN 0843 PM

14.00 EDEN PRAIRIE MN HENNEPIN 0809 PM

13.00 MINNEAPOLIS MN HENNEPIN 0900 PM

12.50 MENOMONIE WI DUNN 0800 PM

12.00 3 SW MINNEAPOLIS MN HENNEPIN 0900 PM

11.80 RICHFIELD MN HENNEPIN 0915 PM

11.00 4 NNE MAPLEWOOD MN RAMSEY 0830 PM

11.00 1 ESE CARVER MN SCOTT 0800 PM

10.80 3 W ST PAUL MN RAMSEY 0745 PM

HIGHLAND PARK AREA OF ST. PAUL.

10.00 1 W CARVER MN CARVER 0900 PM

10.00 1 SW EDINA MN HENNEPIN 0845 PM

8.60 2 N MENOMONIE WI DUNN 0900 PM

8.40 4 NE WOODBURY MN WASHINGTON 0800 PM

8.00 MANKATO MN BLUE EARTH 0745 PM

DOWNTOWN MANKATO AREA…

7.00 HUTCHINSON MN MCLEOD 0750 PM

6.00 ISANTI MN ISANTI 0900 PM

6.00 LITCHFIELD MN MEEKER 0809 PM

5.50 ANDOVER MN ANOKA 0815 PM

5.10 CAMERON WI BARRON 0843 PM

2.00 SAUK RAPIDS MN BENTON 0800 PM

You can get the latest individual totals here.

The latest snowfall summary is here.

A “Top 10″ Winter!

The 13″ recorded at MSP Airport puts the season snowfall total at a whopping 74.1″! If we pick up just another .3″ of snow Monday that will put us in the top 10 snowiest winters on record for MSP!

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State snowfall record smashed:

UM Climate Guru and MPR colleague Dr. Mark Seeley sends word that we will likely break the all time state record for snowfall for February 20th!

With 15 inches of new snow at Bloomington, and much more to come I think it is safe to bet we will break the all-time state record for snowfall on February 20th ……that dates back to 1952 at Marshall when they received 16 inches. Observer at Hutchinson must be over 85 inches on the season so far…..

Mark

As you see above, the 17″ total at Eden Prairie has smashed the record.

Thanks Mark… (I think!)

Join me on Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer starting at 6:45am and Midmorning with Kerri Miller at 9am Monday for the latest storm wrap up.

What a winter!

PH

  • Margo

    We live in Eden Prairie and my husband’s back can attest to the fact that we got 17 inches of snow! And now the plows have stacked much of it back on the end of our driveway. :-)