2/20/11 Winter Storm

February 20, 2011 2 Comments

Projected final snowfall by Monday PM

9:00pm update: Some light snow and freezing drizzle will take us through the overnight. Totals will be minor for snow, about an inch or so, with up to another inch on Monday. Blowing snow will be common tonight and into Monday. Be safe! The latest snowfall reports are below.

Recently reported snowfall:

FROM THE NWS LA CROSSE    
LOCATION      SNOW TIME
     
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA    
     
…OLMSTED COUNTY…    
ROCHESTER 5NW 6.1 0658 PM
ORONOCO 5.3 0513 PM
ROCHESTER AIRPORT 4.3 0610 PM
     
…WABASHA COUNTY…    
READS LANDING 1W 6.3 0524 PM
     
…WINONA COUNTY…    
WINONA 6.5 0649 PM
WINONA 3S 4.8 0511 PM
     
SW WISCONSIN    
     
…ADAMS COUNTY…    
ARKDALE 7.5 0814 PM
     
…BUFFALO COUNTY…    
COCHRANE 8.5 0812 PM
MONDOVI 5 0705 PM
     
…CLARK COUNTY…    
HUMBIRD 3NNW 8 0832 PM
COLBY 4SW 7 0725 PM
STANLEY 2E 4 0831 PM
     
…JACKSON COUNTY…    
MILLSTON 6 0827 PM
     
…JUNEAU COUNTY…    
NEW LISBON 2N 4.5 0823 PM
     
…LA CROSSE COUNTY…    
LA CROSSE 4NNW 5.5 0801 PM
LA CROSSE NWS 5.3 0607 PM
HOLMEN 2NW 5.2 0540 PM
LA CROSSE AIRPORT (LSE) 4.5 0607 PM
     
…MONROE COUNTY…    
WARRENS 5WSW 8.1 0842 PM
     
…TAYLOR COUNTY…    
PERKINSTOWN 5E 3.8 0835 PM
     
…TREMPEALEAU COUNTY…    
ARCADIA 5.5 0518 PM
     
…VERNON COUNTY…    
WESTBY 3ENE 2.7 0612 PM
     
FROM THE NWS CHANHASSEN  
LOCATION SNOW TIME
     
MENOMONIE SNOW 0230 PM
DUNN               WI M4.9 INCH 2/20/2011
     
4 SSW MINNEAPOLIS SNOW 0245 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M4.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NEW ULM SNOW 0247 PM
BROWN              MN M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
OAKDALE SNOW 0302 PM
WASHINGTON         MN M2.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0316 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M5.9 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MINNETONKA SNOW 0316 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M4.3 INCH 2/20/2011
     
CHANHASSEN SNOW 0316 PM
CARVER             MN M4.1 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 N PRIOR LAKE SNOW 0320 PM
SCOTT              MN M5.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
EDINA SNOW 0330 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M4.4 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SHAKOPEE SNOW 0338 PM
SCOTT              MN M6.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
LESTER PRAIRIE SNOW 0338 PM
MCLEOD             MN E8.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
WILLMAR SNOW 0400 PM
KANDIYOHI          MN M4.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0400 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SW ST PAUL SNOW 0400 PM
RAMSEY             MN M6.7 INCH 2/20/2011
     
RED WING SNOW 0400 PM
GOODHUE            MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ST PAUL SNOW 0400 PM
RAMSEY             MN M5.4 INCH 2/20/2011
     
OAKDALE SNOW 0420 PM
WASHINGTON         MN M4.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
WINTHROP SNOW 0420 PM
SIBLEY             MN M4.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
3 SW MINNEAPOLIS SNOW 0430 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
OWATONNA SNOW 0430 PM
STEELE             MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 SSW MONTEVIDEO SNOW 0430 PM
CHIPPEWA           MN M8.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 SW EDINA SNOW 0430 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MANKATO SNOW 0430 PM
BLUE EARTH         MN M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
HASTINGS SNOW 0444 PM
DAKOTA             MN M5.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
GLENCOE SNOW 0445 PM
MCLEOD             MN E3.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0445 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M9.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 N CAMERON SNOW 0445 PM
BARRON             WI M1.2 INCH 2/20/2011
     
2 N MENOMONIE SNOW 0445 PM
DUNN               WI M3.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
FAR… SNOWFALL SO  
     
1 NW BURNSVILLE SNOW 0455 PM
DAKOTA             MN M8.2 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SAVAGE SNOW 0500 PM
SCOTT              MN M5.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
RED WING SNOW 0500 PM
GOODHUE            MN M5.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
3 SW BURNSVILLE SNOW 0500 PM
DAKOTA             MN M9.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
CLAYTON SNOW 0512 PM
POLK               WI M1.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
JIM FALLS SNOW 0512 PM
CHIPPEWA           WI M1.4 INCH 2/20/2011
     
2 NW REDWOOD FALLS SNOW 0512 PM
REDWOOD            MN M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
CLAYTON SNOW 0517 PM
POLK               WI M1.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ST PETER SNOW 0530 PM
NICOLLET           MN M10.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 SSW MONTEVIDEO SNOW 0530 PM
CHIPPEWA           MN M10.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0530 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M9.7 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SPRINGFIELD SNOW 0530 PM
BROWN              MN M8.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NORTH ST PAUL SNOW 0534 PM
RAMSEY             MN M3.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
COLFAX SNOW 0540 PM
DUNN               WI M5.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS SNOW 0550 PM
DAKOTA             MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
COON RAPIDS SNOW 0600 PM
ANOKA              MN M3.1 INCH 2/20/2011
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0600 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M13.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
HASTINGS SNOW 0600 PM
DAKOTA             MN M7.6 INCH 2/20/2011
     
3 W ST PAUL SNOW 0615 PM
RAMSEY             MN M8.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
2 W EAU CLAIRE SNOW 0615 PM
EAU CLAIRE         WI M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
DURAND SNOW 0621 PM
PEPIN              WI M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
EAU CLAIRE SNOW 0630 PM
EAU CLAIRE         WI M6.4 INCH 2/20/2011
     
CHANHASSEN SNOW 0630 PM
CARVER             MN M7.6 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ATHER SERVICE. NATIONAL WE  
     
HASTINGS SNOW 0630 PM
DAKOTA             MN M8.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ST CLOUD SNOW 0630 PM
STEARNS            MN M0.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MINNEAPOLIS SNOW 0630 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M6.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
4 SSW MINNEAPOLIS SNOW 0700 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M10.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
WINNEBAGO SNOW 0700 PM
FARIBAULT          MN M3.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NEW HOPE SNOW 0700 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M6.3 INCH 2/20/2011
     
3 W ST PAUL SNOW 0745 PM
RAMSEY             MN M10.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MANKATO SNOW 0745 PM
BLUE EARTH         MN M8.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
HUTCHINSON SNOW 0750 PM
MCLEOD             MN M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SAUK RAPIDS SNOW 0800 PM
BENTON             MN M2.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MENOMONIE SNOW 0800 PM
DUNN               WI M12.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 ESE CARVER SNOW 0800 PM
SCOTT              MN M11.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SO FAR… STORM TOTAL  
     
1 ESE CARVER SNOW 0800 PM
SCOTT              MN E11.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
4 NE WOODBURY SNOW 0800 PM
WASHINGTON         MN M8.4 INCH 2/20/2011
     
LITCHFIELD SNOW 0809 PM
MEEKER             MN M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
EDEN PRAIRIE SNOW 0809 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M14.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
     
ANDOVER SNOW 0815 PM
ANOKA              MN M5.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
4 NNE MAPLEWOOD SNOW 0830 PM
RAMSEY             MN M11.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
     
BLOOMINGTON SNOW 0843 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M15.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
CAMERON SNOW 0843 PM
BARRON             WI M5.1 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 SW EDINA SNOW 0845 PM
HENNEPIN           MN M10.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 W CARVER SNOW 0900 PM
CARVER             MN M10.0 INCH 2/20/2011

3:00pm update:

Warmer air is wrapping into this system, and the heaviest band of snow has shifted north- roughly from Aberdeen to Minneapolis. We will be seeing sleet/freezing rain mix in for south central Minnesota, with some showers for north central Iowa for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. As colder air works back in overnight, it will change over to snow. 1-3″ snow expected tonight, another 1-2″ possible on Monday.

Recently reported snowfall (as of 3 PM)

FROM THE NWS LA CROSSE    
LOCATION SNOW/ICE TIME REPORTED
     
LANCASTER 0.13 ICE 0900 AM
DECORAH 0.25 ICE 0800 AM
CRESCO 0.25 ICE 0705 AM
1 NW CLERMONT 0.10 ICE 0700 AM
OSAGE 0.25 ICE 0700 AM
NEW HAMPTON 0.25 ICE 0700 AM
4 SE LANSING 0.17 ICE 1217 PM
8 NW WAUKON 0.20 ICE 1217 PM
     
…ALLAMAKEE COUNTY…    
DORCHESTER 0.7 0134 PM
WAUKON 8NW 0.2 0137 PM
     
…FAYETTE COUNTY…    
FAYETTE 0.1 0140 PM
     
…FLOYD COUNTY…    
CHARLES CITY 0.3 0135 PM
     
…MITCHELL COUNTY…    
ST. ANSGAR 0.5 0136 PM
     
MINNESOTA    
     
…DODGE COUNTY…    
MANTORVILLE 5 1209 PM
CLAREMONT 2S 4.5 1216 PM
     
…HOUSTON COUNTY…    
LA CRESCENT 3W 5 0110 PM
LA CRESCENT 3W 5 0117 PM
LA CRESCENT 1N 4.7 1212 PM
HOKAH 4NW 4.5 0102 PM
     
…WABASHA COUNTY…    
READS LANDING 1W 3.5 1217 PM
     
…WINONA COUNTY…    
ST CHARLES 5N 4.9 0101 PM
WINONA 4.8 0107 PM
     
WISCONSIN    
     
…ADAMS COUNTY…    
FRIENDSHIP 4.2 0130 PM
     
…BUFFALO COUNTY…    
ALMA 4.5 0135 PM
     
…LA CROSSE COUNTY…    
HOLMEN 2S 6.8 0131 PM
WEST SALEM 5 1226 PM
LA CROSSE NWS 4.9 0130 PM
ONALASKA 4.5 1202 PM
HOLMEN 2NW 4 1217 PM
HOLMEN 3 1224 PM
     
…MONROE COUNTY…    
TOMAH 2NW 4.6 1230 PM
TOMAH 1.5 1229 PM
     
…RICHLAND COUNTY…    
RICHLAND CENTER 2.5 0136 PM
     
…TREMPEALEAU COUNTY…  
ARCADIA 5 0106 PM
GALESVILLE 2ENE 4 0122 PM
     
…VERNON COUNTY…    
STODDARD 2NE 4.2 0107 PM
STODDARD 5NNE 4 1223 PM
     
FROM THE NWS CHANHASSEN  
ST JAMES SNOW 1023 AM
WATONWAN M5.8 2/20/2011
     
WASECA SNOW 1023 AM
WASECA E3.0 2/20/2011
     
NEW ULM SNOW 1023 AM
BROWN E3.0 2/20/2011
     
MANKATO SNOW 1023 AM
BLUE EARTH E4.0 2/20/2011
     
ST PETER SNOW 1023 AM
NICOLLET E4.0 2/20/2011
     
LE CENTER SNOW 1023 AM
LE SUEUR E3.0 2/20/2011
     
ALBERT LEA SNOW 1023 AM
FREEBORN E3.5 2/20/2011
     
1 S TRIMONT SNOW 1023 AM
MARTIN E4.0 2/20/2011
     
NORTH MANKATO SNOW 1023 AM
NICOLLET E4.0 2/20/2011
     
OWATONNA SNOW 1023 AM
STEELE E2.5 2/20/2011
     
1 SSW MANKATO SNOW 1038 AM
BLUE EARTH M5.0 2/20/2011
     
NEW ULM SNOW 1038 AM
BROWN M8.3 2/20/2011
     
FARMINGTON SNOW 1038 AM
DAKOTA M1.0 2/20/2011
     
CWSU FACILITY. MEASU  
     
SSW MONTEVIDEO SNOW 1038 AM
CHIPPEWA M5.5 2/20/2011
     
FARIBAULT SNOW 1038 AM
RICE M3.5 2/20/2011
     
ELLENDALE SNOW 1038 AM
STEELE M6.0 2/20/2011
     
NORTH MANKATO SNOW 1117 AM
NICOLLET M7.0 2/20/2011
     
MAPLETON SNOW 1117 AM
BLUE EARTH M5.0 2/20/2011
     
FARIBAULT SNOW 1137 AM
RICE M3.6 2/20/2011
     
4 SW ST PAUL SNOW 1200 PM
RAMSEY M2.3 2/20/2011
     
OWATONNA SNOW 1200 PM
STEELE M4.3 2/20/2011
     
CHANHASSEN SNOW 1202 PM
CARVER M1.9 2/20/2011
     
     
SHAKOPEE SNOW 1219 PM
SCOTT M2.5 2/20/2011
     
INVER GROVE HEIG SNOW 1219 PM
DAKOTA M2.5 2/20/2011
     
BLUE EARTH SNOW 1229 PM
FARIBAULT M3.0 2/20/2011
     
MINNEAPOLIS SNOW 1229 PM
HENNEPIN M1.9 2/20/2011
     
HASTINGS SNOW 1229 PM
DAKOTA M2.8 2/20/2011
     
MADELIA SNOW 1229 PM
WATONWAN M6.0 2/20/2011
     
FARMINGTON SNOW 1242 PM
DAKOTA M2.0 2/20/2011
     
LAKEVILLE SNOW 1242 PM
DAKOTA M3.0 2/20/2011
     
2 N MENOMONIE SNOW 1242 PM
DUNN M1.2 2/20/2011
     
LITCHFIELD SNOW 0105 PM
MEEKER M2.0 2/20/2011
     
     
EAU CLAIRE SNOW 0105 PM
EAU CLAIRE M3.5 2/20/2011
     
OAKDALE SNOW 0112 PM
WASHINGTON M0.9 2/20/2011
     
MANKATO SNOW 0112 PM
BLUE EARTH M6.0 2/20/2011
     
OAKDALE SNOW 0115 PM
WASHINGTON M0.9 2/20/2011
     
MENOMONIE SNOW 0116 PM
DUNN M3.3 2/20/2011
     
OAKDALE SNOW 0116 PM
WASHINGTON M1.4 2/20/2011
     
FARIBAULT SNOW 0127 PM
RICE M5.5 2/20/2011
     
HASTINGS SNOW 0145 PM
DAKOTA M4.2 2/20/2011
     
PRIOR LAKE SNOW 0145 PM
SCOTT M3.0 2/20/2011
     
RED WING SNOW 0152 PM
GOODHUE M4.0 2/20/2011
     
PRIOR LAKE SNOW 0154 PM
SCOTT M3.0 2/20/2011
     
MENOMONIE SNOW 0230 PM
DUNN M4.9 2/20/2011

1:00 pm update : Recently reported snowfall totals

FROM THE NWS LA CROSSE    
LOCATION SNOW TIME REPORTED
IOWA    
     
…ALLAMAKEE COUNTY…    
DORCHESTER 0.5 1113 AM
8 NW WAUKON E0.20 ICE 1217 PM
     
…HOWARD COUNTY…    
BONAIR 6W 0.6 1136 AM
     
…MITCHELL COUNTY…    
ST. ANSGAR 0.4 1130 AM
     
MINNESOTA    
     
…FILLMORE COUNTY…    
PETERSON 1S 3.5 1101 AM
PRESTON 2.6 1132 AM
     
…HOUSTON COUNTY…    
LA CRESCENT 3W 4.3 1138 AM
HOKAH 4NW 3.8 1119 AM
RENO 3SW 3 1109 AM
     
…MOWER COUNTY…    
AUSTIN KAAL TV 2 1102 AM
     
…WABASHA COUNTY…    
OAK CENTER 3 1142 AM
     
…WINONA COUNTY…    
ST CHARLES 2.6 1121 AM
     
WISCONSIN    
     
…BUFFALO COUNTY…    
ALMA 2.5 1134 AM
     
…LA CROSSE COUNTY…    
LA CROSSE NWS 4.6 1139 AM
WEST SALEM 4.1 1120 AM
LA CROSSE 3.5 1121 AM
     
…VERNON COUNTY…    
STODDARD 2NE 2.7 1121 AM
VALLEY 1NW 2.5 1120 AM
VIROQUA 7SE 1.5 1141 AM
     
FROM THE NWS CHANHASSEN  
LOCATION SNOW TIME REPORTED
WASECA SNOW 1023 AM
WASECA E3.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ST JAMES SNOW 1023 AM
WATONWAN M5.8 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MANKATO SNOW 1023 AM
BLUE EARTH E4.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NEW ULM SNOW 1023 AM
BROWN E3.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ST PETER SNOW 1023 AM
NICOLLET E4.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
LE CENTER SNOW 1023 AM
LE SUEUR E3.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
OWATONNA SNOW 1023 AM
STEELE E2.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ALBERT LEA SNOW 1023 AM
FREEBORN E3.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 S TRIMONT SNOW 1023 AM
MARTIN E4.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NORTH MANKATO SNOW 1023 AM
NICOLLET E4.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
SSW MONTEVIDEO SNOW 1038 AM
CHIPPEWA M5.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
ELLENDALE SNOW 1038 AM
STEELE M6.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
FARIBAULT SNOW 1038 AM
RICE M3.5 INCH 2/20/2011
     
1 SSW MANKATO SNOW 1038 AM
BLUE EARTH M5.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
FARMINGTON SNOW 1038 AM
DAKOTA M1.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
FACILITY. MEASURED AT CWSU
     
NEW ULM SNOW 1038 AM
BROWN M8.3 INCH 2/20/2011
     
MAPLETON SNOW 1117 AM
BLUE EARTH M5.0 INCH 2/20/2011
     
NORTH MANKATO SNOW 1117 AM
NICOLLET M7.0 INCH 2/20/2011

Morning update (updated snowfall predictions below)

– Snow and freezing rain have begun. I’ll try to keep reports updated throughout the day. So far, Owatonna, Albert Lea, and Ellendale are reporting 1-3″ of snow (8 AM hour). Northern Iowa & West Wisconsin (Calmar, De Soto, Oelwein, Osage) are reported a thin glazing of ice from freezing rain (7 – 8 AM hour).

– Winter Storm Warning has been extended to Noon Monday.

– The dreaded freezing line is wreaking havoc on our forecast. It appears the heaviest axis of snow will set up north of Rochester, falling from roughly Mankato to the Twin Cities and into NW Wisconsin (12-16″+ possible there). Lesser amounts south of there. This means more of a mix/ice event, especially along I-90 south into northern Iowa. Snowfall totals, as a result, will be less.

-Snow/freezing rain/sleet today, with more snow than anything tonight as cold air wraps in. Snow continues through Monday morning. The worst of this storm will come today into tonight. Winds will blow around some of the snow.

- Updated snowfall predictions:
North of I-90: 8-12″; Ice: Trace to .10″
Along I-90/ South to MN/IA Border: 4-8″; Ice: .10″ to .30″
IA border south: 2-4″; Ice: .10″ to .50″

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  1. Albert Blight says:

    Snow is arriving north of Byron, east winds are causing small drifts. Goldfinches are getting seed from silos, Junco’s and other birds are going up to the covered tray. Downie woodpeckers have their own suet cake. There is also a heated bird bath if they want a drink.

  2. Missy Smith says:

    Just wondering I didn’t see any snow totals so far for Rochester. Just wondering how much snow has fallen here in Rochester??

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