Skip to main content

Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities experienced its biggest snowstorm of the season for far on Friday.

The snow started around lunchtime and continued into the early hours of Saturday morning, causing significant problems for travel not just on the roads, but also at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where dozens of flights both inbound and outbound were canceled, and some were re-routed, including to Duluth.

A narrow nine-mile wide band of the heaviest snow fell across the southern Twin Cities metro late Friday afternoon and into the evening, with the biggest snow totals found in East St. Paul, where an incredible 21 inches fell.

So ridiculous and severe was the shelf of snow, that while 21 inches fell in East St. Paul and 20 inches in Woodbury, parts of the north metro got only between 1-3.5 inches.

Here's a running list of the latest snow totals so far:

  • 21 inches - East St. Paul
  • 20 - Woodbury
  • 19 - Lakeville, Prior Lake
  • 18.9 - Inver Grove Heights
  • 18.5 - West Bloomington
  • 18 - Eagan, Rosemount
  • 17.9 - Hudson (WI)
  • 17.8 - Cameron
  • 17.7 - Jordan
  • 17.5 - Burnsville
  • 16.5 - South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Savage
  • 16 - Apple Valley, Maplewood, Cottage Grove
  • 15.5 - Belle Plaine
  • 15 - South St. Paul,
  • 14.5 - Lakeville, Rosemount
  • 14 - Shakopee, Le Sueur, Green Isle
  • 13.8 - New Prague
  • 13.5 - Eden Prairie
  • 13 - Prior Lake, West St. Paul
  • 12.8 - Richfield, Carver
  • 12.5 - Sanborn
  • 11.8 - MSP Airport
  • 11.6 - Minneapolis
  • 11.5 - Montgomery
  • 11 - St. Peter, Winthrop, Dennison, Owatonna, Chetek
  • 10.6 - St. Louis Park
  • 10.5 - Rochester
  • 10 - New Prague, Red Wing, New Ulm, Chaska, Cannon Falls
  • 9.4 - Stillwater
  • 9 - NWS Chanhassen, Mankato, Farmington
  • 8.7 - Eau Claire
  • 8.4 - Falcon Heights
  • 8.3 - Victoria
  • 8.2 - Excelsior
  • 7 - Excelsior, Plymouth
  • 6.6 – Edina
  • 5.8 - Maple Grove
  • 5 - Maple Plain
  • 4.3 - Circle Pines

You can find even more snow totals here

Next Up


Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

potatoes 2

Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.07.54 AM

U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.


Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.



Here's how much snow fell in Minnesota on Sunday

Some localized areas saw more than expected.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

snow, blowing snow

Here's how much snow fell in Minnesota

Snow fell through much of Saturday and overnight.


Here's how much snow fell; blame the 'dry slot' for less

Totals of 4-7 inches were about it. Way less than many thought they'd get.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here's how much snow fell during the weekend winter winter storm

The Highway 2 corridor in north-central Minnesota was the bullseye.


Snowfall leaderboard: Check out how much snow fell in MN

A town southwest of Mankato reported more than 15 inches!