Here's how much snow has fallen in Minnesota .... so far

A lot more could still fall in parts of greater Minnesota.
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After a solid helping of snow on Wednesday the Twin Cities metro area and most of southern Minnesota was treated to another round of very heavy snow overnight. 

Total accumulations throughout the metro are as high as nearly 10 inches, with many locations yet to report how much of the cement-like snow has fallen. Another couple inches could fall in the metro late Thursday night into Friday, with much more to come for parts of southwest, west, central and northern Minnesota. 

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Many locations have yet to report, but these are the early leaders so far. You can keep track of updated snow totals right here. (UPDATED AS OF 2:15 P.M.)

– 11 inches - Dawson

– 10.9 inches - Cannon Falls

– 10.8 inches - Northfield

– 10 inches - Burnsville, Bird Island, Brownton, Canby

– 9.8 inches - Lakeville, Apple Valley

– 9.6 inches - Nerstrand

– 9.5 inches - Chanhassen

– 9.3 inches - Long Lake

– 9.2 inches - New Ulm

– 9 inches - Red Wing, Ortonville, Woodbury, Glencoe, Le Center

– 8.5 inches - Belview, Pleasant Lake

– 8.3 inches - Waconia, North St. Paul

– 8 inches - MSP Airport, Maple Grove, Faribault, Danube, Montevideo, Hanover

– 7.8 inches - Edina, Oakdale, Carver

– 7.7 inches - Rosemount, Bloomington

– 7.5 inches - Maple Plain, 2 miles NE Minneapolis, Oronoco

– 7.3 inches - Montrose

– 7 inches - Marshall, Darwin, New Prague (at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday), Lake Lillian, Eagan

– 6.5 inches - Eden Prairie

– 6.4 inches - Douglas, Hutchinson

– 6 inches - Plainview

"When all is said and done, storm total snowfall amounts from 10 to 20 inches will be common across most of the forecast area, with the exception of south central MN, where amounts under 6 inches are expected," the National Weather Service said in the Twin Cities forecast discussion on Thursday morning

"The highest storm totals will occur across far west central MN, where amounts in excess of two FEET are possible."

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How much more snow is coming?

More very heavy snow is expected over the next 36 hours in southwest, west, central and northern Minnesota. Just another couple inches is possible in the Twin Cities – expected to fall late Thursday night into Friday – but anywhere from 10-20 additional inches is yet to come elsewhere. 

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Morning bands of heavy snow and sleet were also producing quite a bit of lightning and thunder. Check out the radar from about 9 a.m. detecting dozens of lightning strikes in the southern half of the state, including a severe thunderstorm warning for Renville County because of quarter-sized hail (noted by the yellow box in the image to the right). 

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The rest of Thursday will feature wind-whipped sleet and rain mixing with snow in the Twin Cities, and heavy snow in western, central and northern parts of the state.

Again, the heaviest snows will remain in western and northern Minnesota. 

Blizzard, winter storm and even ice storm warnings remain in effect through the day Thursday into Friday morning for most of Minnesota. 

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