Saturday snow totals & metro forecast - KMSP-TV

Saturday snow totals & metro forecast

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6.0" St. Cloud, Oak Center, St. Michael

5.8" Waite Park

5.5" Annandale

5.4" Sauk Rapids

5.1" Bloomington, Rice

5.0" Eden Prairie, Kimball, Little Falls, Monticello, Edina, Victoria, Plymouth, Santiago, Crystal, Golden Valley, Lakeville, Pine Island, Brooklyn Park, Hastings, Kenyon, Oronoco

4.9" Otsego

4.6" Long Prairie

4.5" Watertown, Zumbrota, Belgrade, Fairbault, Richfield, S. Minneapolis

4.2" Chanhassen, Mantorville, Prior Lake

4.1" Chaska

4.0" MSP Airport, Carlos, Inver Grove Heights, Rosemount, Eagan, Woodbury, Minneapolis, Melrose, Motley, Elba, Spring Valley

3.9" Waconia

3.8" Rochester

3.5" St. Paul, Big Lake

3.3" Brainerd

3.2" Cannon Falls

3.0" Coon Rapids, Hillman, Blaine, Milaca, Mabel, Columbia Heights, Carver, Glencoe, Mora, Circle Pines

2.8" Genoa

2.7" Owatonna

2.5" Vadnais Heights

2.2" Mankato

2.0" Walker, Onamia, Grand Marais, Red Wing, White Bear Lake, Isanti, Winona, Stillwater, Cambridge, New Prague, Montgomery, Bird Island

1.9" Willmar

1.5" Rush City, Winthrop

1.1" New Ulm, Forest Lake, Malmo

1.0" Aitkin, Baldwin WI, Redwood Falls, Montevideo, Blue Earth



A quick storm dumped widespread snow over the area overnight Friday and early Saturday. The storm came in a bit stronger than once thought and was able to produce snowfall rates up to 2 inches an hour through parts of central and eastern Minnesota. This 50 mile wide band of 3 to 6 inches had a near perfect placement to hit the most populated areas with it starting in St. Cloud and pushing southeastward through the western and southern Metro as seen in the picture below. The timing of the snow was expected but the intensity was underestimated which is why some areas received a couple more inches than previously thought and is also why MNDOT crews have been behind.


Winter Weather Advisory through 6pm tonight for light snow and blowing snow issues with 15 to 20 mph gusts causing some blowing and drifting of the light and fluffy snow in open areas. The majority of our accumulation is over with an additional inch in some spots through Noon, otherwise scattered afternoon flurries with light blowing snow. Clouds decrease slowly tonight as temperatures start to rise overnight leading to a warmer day Sunday with a mix of clouds and sun and highs right around freezing. Then the next arctic blast arrives with temperatures falling Sunday night and won't stop until Tuesday morning with morning commute numbers in the teens Monday with the evening commute numbers near zero.



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