Skip to main content

Just 2.7 inches of snow fell at MSP Airport during Sunday's winter storm, which was right on par with the forecast from the National Weather Service. The St. Cloud area got about 4 inches.

But just 60 miles north of the Granite City, well over a foot of snow piled up. Take a look at these snow totals from Sunday into early Monday:

  • 18 inches - 5 miles east of Saint Mathias
  • 16 inches - Baxter
  • 15 inches - Motley, Pillager
  • 14.8 inches - Riverton
  • 14 inches - Brainerd, Finlayson, Harding
  • 13.6 inches - Bertha
  • 13.4 inches - Hinckley
  • 13.1 inches - Crosby
  • 13 inches - Nisswa
  • 12 inches - Deerwood, Markville
  • 11.5 inches - Sandstone
  • 11 inches - New York Mills, Wadena
  • 10.5 inches - Breezy Point, Duluth (5 miles NE of the city), Mora
  • 10.3 inches - Pine City
  • 9.5 inches - Crosby
  • 9 inches - Aitkin, Browns Valley
  • 8 inches - Duluth (2 miles NW of the city)
  • 7.5 inches - Moose Lake
  • 7 inches - Barnum, Cuyuna, Lester Park, Onamia
  • 6.8 inches - NWS Duluth
  • 6 inches - Moorhead
  • 5 inches - Cambridge, Little Falls
  • 4.5 inches - Clearwater, Rice
  • 4 inches - Sauk Centre, Sartell, Bigfork
  • 3.2 inches - Buffalo
  • 3 inches - Coon Rapids, Becker, Otsego, Virginia, Wheaton
  • 2.7 inches - MSP Airport

You can find the latest snowfall reports via the NWS right here

According to NWS meteorologist Bill Borghoff, just the right mix of atmospheric ingredients came together to create incredible snowfall rates in central Minnesota, with a report out of Fort Ripley noting 3.5 inches in just one hour, followed by another two inches in the next 45 minutes. That's 5.5 inches in less than two hours. 

Weather is sponsored by All Energy Solar: get a free installation quote now!

Snow is still hammering the North Shore of Lake Superior Monday morning, where blizzard warnings are in effect as heavy snow and strong winds will make travel extremely difficult the rest of the day. 

Another 4 inches could fall in Duluth, while over a foot could still get dumped along the Hwy. 61 corridor up the North Shore. 

This is how much ADDITIONAL snow could fall Monday. 

This is how much ADDITIONAL snow could fall Monday. 

Tuesday winter weather

We don't have to wait long for the next chance of snow, as another system will speed through the region on Tuesday. According to the NWS, 1-3 inches of snow is currently forecast for the Twin Cities, with higher amounts in the 3-5 inch range expected in western and central Wisconsin. 

And just like the system that is currently exiting the region, there could be freezing drizzle that makes travel conditions dicey. Overall, the system has trended drier with the storm track a bit too far southeast to bring heavier snow to the Twin Cities. 

Here's the NAM model radar simulation for the rest of Monday through early Wednesday. You'll see the snow move out of northern Minnesota and then a short break before Tuesday's snowfall arrives mid-morning. 


Next Up


COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says

More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 9.04.12 AM

Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop

The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.

DOminos pizza flickr mr blue maumau

Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza

He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.

carvana vending machine

Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities

The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.

Patrick Graham

Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach

Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.

floor and decor screengrab

Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space

This will be the company's first Minnesota location.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28

The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.

Bryan Acuna

Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.

Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to

Christopher Endicott

Authorities: Former principal who died in MN jail took his own life

He was found unresponsive in the jail last November.



Winter storm watch Sunday in northern MN; more snow Tuesday

Multiple rounds of snow through midweek, then brutal cold wind chills arrive.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota

There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.

blowing snow

Another winter storm will move through Minnesota Tuesday-Wednesday

Blowing snow could cause issues on the roads Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.