Moisture is beginning to add up this month. Unfortunately it is falling on snow-covered and frozen landscape. Rainfall of 1.20 inches in Mankato resulted flooding and the temporary closure of Highway 169 southbound lane on Saturday.
Sioux Falls, S.D., received a record 0.68 inches of precipitation for March 9. Meanwhile, Eau Clairie, Wis., tallied close to an inch of moisture (0.98 inches).
Precipitation stayed mostly a cold rain in St. Cloud, where they picked up three-quarters of an inch of precipitation on Saturday.
Snowfall totals were generous as well. More than 6 inches fell at Millerville, Minn., in Douglas County. Other snowfall totals gathered by the Duluth NWS Office are listed below:
INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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9.00 LEADER MN CASS 0547 PM
7.00 5 N PILLAGER MN CASS 0901 PM
7.00 BIGFORK MN ITASCA 0441 PM
7.00 DIXON LAKE MN ITASCA 0908 AM
7.00 SQUAW LAKE MN ITASCA 0834 AM
6.50 3 N BRAINERD MN CROW WING 0921 PM
6.50 KABETOGAMA MN ST. LOUIS 0517 PM
6.30 6 W TWO HARBORS MN ST. LOUIS 0716 PM
6.10 DULUTH HEIGHTS MN ST. LOUIS 0739 PM
6.00 5 NW DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0926 PM
6.00 10 N ESKO MN ST. LOUIS 0711 PM
6.00 CLOQUET MN CARLTON 0513 PM
5.80 COLERAINE MN ITASCA 0845 PM
5.60 NASHWAUK MN ITASCA 0905 PM
5.60 7 NW TWO HARBORS MN LAKE 0800 PM
5.30 ALBORN MN ST. LOUIS 0640 PM
5.00 4 S SAWYER MN CARLTON 0825 PM
5.00 7 SE GRAND RAPIDS MN ITASCA 0811 PM
5.00 TWO HARBORS MN LAKE 0749 PM
5.00 LAKE NICHOLS MN ST. LOUIS 0716 PM
5.00 MCGREGOR MN AITKIN 0657 PM
5.00 10 NW SAND POINT LAKE MN ST. LOUIS 0347 PM
More snowfall reports from the Duluth Office of less than 5 inches:
4.80 3 NE NISSWA MN CROW WING 0408 PM
4.50 12 N GRAND RAPIDS MN ITASCA 0850 PM
4.00 FORT RIPLEY MN CROW WING 0735 PM
4.00 LUTSEN MN COOK 0723 PM
4.00 4 NNE DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0500 PM
4.00 BRAINERD MN CROW WING 0453 PM
4.00 EMILY MN CROW WING 0256 PM
3.60 CHISHOLM MN ST. LOUIS 0645 PM
3.00 3 E ORR MN ST. LOUIS 1200 PM
2.80 INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN KOOCHICHING 0602 PM
2.30 HOLYOKE MN CARLTON 0842 PM
2.00 MOOSE LAKE MN CARLTON 0849 PM
2.00 LITTLE MARAIS MN LAKE 0551 PM
1.20 7 SE SUPERIOR WI DOUGLAS 0749 PM
1.00 SOLON SPRINGS WI DOUGLAS 1000 AM
Another precipitation-producing weather system is organizing in Missouri and will deliver a heavy, wet snow to Iowa, southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the next 24 hours:
IR satellite image from 6 a.m. CDT. Coldest cloud tops are depicted in enhanced color.
Graphical presentation from the NWS Chanhassen Office highlights the wintry weather that will play out today and tonight:
The LaCrosse, Wis., NWS meteorologists paint this forecast of snow accumulation in the next 24 hours:
There is some consistency in the model runs to confine the accumulating snow to the southeast corner of Minnesota. This is likely to be a wet snow with a 10-to-1 snow-to-water ratio.
Source:NOAA/Collge of Dupage
GFS model precipitaiton prediction for six hour period ending at 1 a.m. CDT Monday. A band of 6 to 8 inches is laid out from Des Moines to Black River Falls, Wis.
Regional radar at 710 a.m. CDT Sunday:
Travel with caution today, especially heading south through Iowa and tonight heading toward LaCrosse.