It was one for the record books – a storm Thursday that walloped southeast Minnesota, canceled schools, knocked out power, felled trees, made for treacherous travel – and may have been the biggest May snow dump the state has ever seen.
MPR has some of the snow totals for various cities ranked in order of who got it the worst, starting with 18 inches in Blooming Prairie.
Many residents are still digging out, KTTC reports. Among the storm's many casualties: at least two cows not expected to survive after a 180-foot cattle shed almost completely collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, KAAL reports. The Rochester-Austin station reports street flooding could be next. More snow was falling in parts of the metro and southern Minnesota again Friday.
But pictures tell a 1,000 words – and this 2-minute YouTube video posted by Kyle Schanus in Owatonna neatly sums up volumes about the Great Storm of May 2, 2013.