Mostly good news

The snowfall that pasted the southern half of Minnesota on Thursday helped replenish some badly needed moisture. For the winter season, the precipitation has been rather sparse. Liquid content was lagging behind the normal. Water content of the snow was as great as one inch in Springfield and a half inch in a number of locations.

Some of the heavy snowfall from Thursday did land in the headwater of the Red River Valley. This could add to the potential for major flooding on the Red in the next month and a half. Hydrologist have already warned of this threat for more than a month.

Interactive snowfall graphics from NOAA’s Remote Sensing Center in Chanhassen

Enjoy your transition into March. Meteorological winter closes on February 28th.