A narrow band of heavy snow that lasted hours on Tuesday dumped upwards of 8-10 inches of snow in a stretch of Minnesota from Marshall to the Mankato area and east/northeast through Northfield and Red Wing.
Amounts were less north and south of the heaviest band of precipitation, but areas in the south metro and within that band of heavier snow got a lot more than any local meteorologist predicted.
You can check out snow totals across the state right here, but here's a list of leading snowfall totals, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
- 10 inches, River Falls
- 9.8 inches, Red Wing
- 9.7 inches, Miesville
- 9.5 inches, Northfield
- 9 inches, Bay City, Lonsdale, Arco
- 8.8 inches, Dundas
- 8.7 inches, Hastings
- 8.5 inches, Marshall
- 8.3 inches, Faribault, Lake Benton
- 8 inches, Elysian
- 7.5 inches, Hampton
- 7 inches, Owatonna, Kenyon
- 6.7 inches, Apple Valley, Norwood Young America
- 6.5 inches, Rosemount
- 6.2 inches, Pipestone
- 6 inches, Lakeville, Montgomery, Winthrop, Elko New Market
- 5.5 inches, Mounds View
- 5 inches, Woodbury, New Prague, Goodhue
MSP Airport and the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen measured 4.1 inches.
You might live in one of the cities mentioned above and be saying to yourself: "I'm pretty sure I got more snow than this list says I did."
That's probably true in many cases as snow totals varied wildly over short distances. For example, we've had comments on social media saying parts of Lakeville got 7 inches and this guy from Northfield tweeted that he finished with 9.5 inches.
Another round of snow will begin after the PM commute in the Twin Cities (starting earlier in western Minnesota) and could bring 5 inches of snow to the metro.