More than a foot of snow fell in parts of southern Minnesota

Some impressive snowfall totals along the Interstate 90 corridor.
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An inch of snow fell in Burnsville while 12 inches fell in Brownsdale, Minnesota. 

The difference between the two is about 85 miles, but Brownsdale was in the thick of a narrow band of heavy snow that pounded southern Minnesota along the Interstate 90 corridor on Friday. 

The National Weather Service originally forecast 6-8 inches of snow in areas that were hit hardest, then upped it to 8-10 while saying isolated locations could see upwards of a foot, and that's exactly what played out.

Leading the way was a rural area about eight miles north of Heron Lake in southwest Minnesota, which filed a report of 15 inches. 

  • Heron Lake area - 15 inches
  • Avoca - 12.5 inches
  • Brownsdale - 12 inches
  • Clarks Grove - 11 inches
  • Austin - 11 inches
  • Windom - 11 inches
  • Spring Grove - 10 inches
  • Sherburn - 10 inches
  • Grand Meadow - 10 inches
  • Granada - 9.5 inches
  • Albert Lea - 8.5 inches
  • Stewartville - 8.1 inches
  • Pipestone - 8 inches
  • Fulda - 8 inches
  • Rochester - 6.5 inches (1 miles southwest of Rochester)
  • Fairmont - 6 inches
  • St. James - 6 inches
  • Mankato - 5 inches
  • Waseca - 4.8 inches
  • Marshall - 4 inches
  • New Prague - 3.5 inches
  • Northfield - 2.5 inches
  • Lakeville - 2.1 inches

Most metro areas received a trace to nothing, with the exception of the far southern suburbs which got an inch or two at best. 

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More snow coming Monday, Tuesday

An inch of snow is possible from Morris to Redwood Falls Saturday night into Sunday morning, but the next chance for accumulating snow in Minnesota comes Monday into Tuesday when pretty much everyone has a decent shot of picking put 2+ inches of snow. 

Snow totals will be refined in coming forecasts, but even the Twin Cities could get in on this one. 

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According to the forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the NWS, "expecting most location to see about 2 to 4 inches, but do not expect any particular location to see over 6 inches."

And if you think this weekend has been cold in Minnesota, just wait till late next week when another shot of Arctic air arrives. That looming cold blast will likely be our coldest of the winter yet, according to the NWS. 

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