Winter storm blankets Minnesota – LIVE updates Jon Gordon December 9, 2012, 9:22 AM Dec 9, 2012 6 Live blog ‹ Older Snow to fall throughout the day; perhaps as much as a foot by evening Newer › It’s a whopper: Biggest snow in nearly 2 years; Cold next Browse by category Climate Cast About the blogger Jon Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org • @jongordon • 1-651-290-1024 Jon Gordon is the director of digital news for MPR News. Lori K Gordon Thanks Jon, I am enjoying following this today. J Johnson Eleven inches 5 miles north of Sauk Rapids. and still snowing Michael Only six inches on the ground here in Windom, but the wind is starting to howl. I plan on staying home tonight. JayPea I have been listening since 11 a.m. and I just thought you should know the weather in NW Minnesota, the only area of the state for which I have not heard a weather update. We are having a very clear and very cold day. As of 3 p.m., it is -1 degree F, down from +1 degree two hours ago. The wind is calm and we have about 2 inches of snow on the ground, so no drifting to speak of. It is a beautiful winter day here in Greenbush, MN. J Johnson Strike that 11. We are now at 14 inches and still snowing! Norsecats Near the Ford Bridge in St. Paul, I’d guess about 11″ in our backyard, with minimal drifting.