Present Climate Conditions


Early March Snow: March 4-5, 201

Another round of snow hits Minnesota.

A low pressure area over Montana late on March 3rd drifted to the southeast and was located over southern North Dakota by the afternoon of March 4th. By the morning of March 5th the low had weakened and was over southern Minnesota. Snow came in two separate waves across the state. The first wave was during the overnight and morning hours of March 4th. The heaviest snowfall with this first wave fell in southwest Minnesota, where some places saw 3 to 5 inches of snow. It snowed thought the day over northern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. 7 inches fell on March 4th at Grand Forks.

The heavier event for southern and central Minnesota began during the evening hours of March 4th and continued through the night and into the day on March 5. One of the heaviest snow totals found so far from both rounds of snow is 12 inches at Karlstad. Generally 7 to 10 inches of snow fell over the Twin Cities. The storm total at the Twin Cities International Airport was 9.3 inches. 3.9 inches fell on March 4 and 5.4 inches fell on March 5.

 

National Weather Service Storm Summaries

 


 

Listed below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
937 PM CST TUE MAR 05 2013

...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THE MARCH 4TH AND 5TH STORM...

NOTE...THE SNOW TOTALS BELOW ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE FINAL
AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 10.10   INVER GROVE HEIGHTS      MN  DAKOTA           0915 PM
 10.00   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           0231 PM
  9.70   DASSEL                   MN  MEEKER           0800 AM
  9.60   3 NE FARIBAULT           MN  RICE             0806 AM
  9.30   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         0600 PM
                 STORM TOTAL MEASURED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS
                 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
  9.30   4 E NERSTRAND            MN  GOODHUE          0800 AM
  9.00   ISANTI                   MN  ISANTI           0735 PM
                 18 INCH SNOW DEPTH.
  9.00   DURAND                   WI  PEPIN            0652 PM
  9.00   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          0607 PM
  9.00   3 SE PRIOR LAKE          MN  SCOTT            0457 PM
                 OCCURRED IN CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP.
  9.00   CAMBRIDGE                MN  ISANTI           0405 PM
  9.00   APPLE VALLEY             MN  DAKOTA           0250 PM
  9.00   ST PETER                 MN  NICOLLET         0114 PM
  9.00   MONTICELLO               MN  WRIGHT           1130 AM
  9.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       1027 AM
  9.00   HUTCHINSON               MN  MCLEOD           1011 AM
  9.00   1 S OWATONNA             MN  STEELE           0930 AM
  9.00   ST PETER                 MN  NICOLLET         0846 AM
  8.90   NEW HOPE                 MN  HENNEPIN         1130 AM
  8.70   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           0512 PM
  8.50   COTTAGE GROVE            MN  WASHINGTON       0615 PM
  8.50   RICHFIELD                MN  HENNEPIN         0400 PM
  8.50   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0834 AM
  8.20   MONTGOMERY               MN  LE SUEUR         0934 AM
  8.20   WASECA                   MN  WASECA           0806 AM
  8.00   MAPLEWOOD                MN  RAMSEY           0231 PM
  8.00   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             0751 AM
  7.90   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0657 PM
                 MEASURED AT THE NWSFO. STORM TOTAL.
  7.90   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0858 AM
  7.80   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0715 PM
  7.80   2 W PRIOR LAKE           MN  SCOTT            0200 PM
  7.50   ROCKFORD                 MN  HENNEPIN         0354 PM
  7.50   BLAINE                   MN  ANOKA            0334 PM
  7.50   NEW RICHMOND             WI  ST. CROIX        0930 AM
  7.40   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          0600 PM
                 STORM TOTAL. MEASURED AT THE PRISON.
  7.10   MADELIA                  MN  WATONWAN         0457 PM
  7.00   COLFAX                   WI  DUNN             0542 PM
  7.00   5 NE WHEELER             WI  DUNN             0400 PM
  7.00   WINTHROP                 MN  SIBLEY           1000 AM
  7.00   BLUE EARTH               MN  FARIBAULT        0858 AM
  6.90   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0609 PM
  6.30   RENVILLE                 MN  GOODHUE          0618 PM
  6.00   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          1027 AM
  6.00   ALBERT LEA               MN  FREEBORN         0800 AM
  5.20   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0600 PM
  5.00   RICE LAKE                WI  BARRON           0158 PM
  4.00   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0436 PM
  3.60   3 N ALEXANDRIA           MN  DOUGLAS          0800 AM
  3.50   MORRIS                   MN  STEVENS          0800 AM
  2.80   5 NW LADYSMITH           WI  RUSK             0200 PM
  2.00   VESTA                    MN  REDWOOD          1130 AM
  1.50   MADISON                  MN  LAC QUI PARLE    0800 AM





...TWO DAY SNOWFALL TOTALS...

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...      ...AMT...
SARLES 5NE (CAVALIER ND) (UCOOP)            600 AM MAR 5     18.0 IN
PARK RIVER 4N (WALSH ND) (ARB)              820 AM MAR 5     16.5 IN
GILBY 2E (GRAND FORKS ND) (UCOOP)           926 AM MAR 5     15.0 IN
STARK WEATHER (RAMSEY ND) (UCOOP)           710 AM MAR 5     15.0 IN
LANGDO EXP FARM (CAVALIER ND) (COOP)        800 AM MAR 5     13.3 IN
PENN 6SE (RAMSEY ND) (1487 FT)(UCOOP)       700 AM MAR 5     13.3 IN
LARIMORE (GRAND FORKS ND)                   715 AM MAR 5     12.0 IN
KARLSTAD (KITTSON ND) (UCOOP)               700 AM MAR 5     12.0 IN
GRAND FORKS EAST (GRAND FORKS ND)           700 AM MAR 5     11.3 IN
GRAFTON (WALSH ND) (MEDIA)                  945 AM MAR 5     11.0 IN
PEMBINA (PEMBINA ND) (790 FT)(COOP)         715 AM MAR 5     11.0 IN
LANKIN 6E (WALSH ND) (1219 FT)(UCOOP)       647 AM MAR 5     10.0 IN
1 WSW GRAND FORKS (GRAND FORKS ND)          700 AM MAR 5     10.0 IN
GRAND FORKS EAST (GRAND FORKS ND)           700 AM MAR 5      9.9 IN
PEMBINA (PEMBINA ND) (790 FT)(COOP)         715 AM MAR 5      9.0 IN
LANKIN 9SW (WALSH ND) (1502 FT)(UCOOP)      620 AM MAR 5      9.0 IN
GONVICK (CLEARWATER MN)                     715 AM MAR 5      8.5 IN
PUPOSKY (BELTRAMI MN)                       800 AM MAR 5      8.5 IN
GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT           600 AM MAR 5      8.4 IN
MICHIGAN (NELSON ND) (1520 FT)(UCOOP)       600 AM MAR 5      8.3 IN
RED RIVER (POLK MN) (830 FT)(COOP)          800 AM MAR 5      8.0 IN
1 NW EDMORE (RAMSEY ND) (1535 FT)(COOP)     800 AM MAR 5      8.0 IN
UND-NWS (GRAND FORKS ND) (830 FT)(COOP)     607 AM MAR 5      7.6 IN
ROOSEVELT 7NNE (LAKE OF THE WOODS MN)       920 AM MAR 5      7.5 IN
1 E POLAND (WALSH ND) (COCORAHS)            900 AM MAR 5      7.2 IN
BADGER (ROSEAU MN)                          920 AM MAR 5      7.0 IN
BALDHILL DAM-POOL (BARNES ND) (COOP)        756 AM MAR 5      7.0 IN
LANCASTER (KITTSON MN) (UCOOP)              600 AM MAR 5      6.7 IN
CLEARWATER R @ RED LAKE FALLS               700 AM MAR 5      6.5 IN
5 NNE MARCH (MARSHALL MN) (COCORAHS)        700 AM MAR 5      6.2 IN
SEBEKA (WADENA MN) (1370 FT)(UCOOP)         757 AM MAR 5      6.0 IN
BEMIDJI 3E (BELTRAMI MN) (EMER MAN)        1115 AM MAR 5      6.0 IN
CROOKSTON (POLK MN) (PUBLIC)                713 AM MAR 5      6.0 IN
LONG LOST LAKE MN (CLEARWATER MN)           700 AM MAR 5      6.0 IN
TWIN VALLEY (NORMAN MN) (COCORAHS)          800 AM MAR 5      5.1 IN
MAYVILLE (TRAILL ND) (COOP)                 700 AM MAR 5      5.0 IN
2 S BATTLE LAKE (OTTER TAIL MN)             700 AM MAR 5      5.0 IN
SABIN (CLAY MN) (921 FT)(UCOOP)             605 AM MAR 5      4.7 IN
AGASSIZ REFUGE (MARSHALL MN) (COOP)         800 AM MAR 5      4.5 IN
2 NNE MOORHEAD (CLAY MN) (COCORAHS)         615 AM MAR 5      4.4 IN
MOORHEAD (CLAY MN) (COOP)                   700 AM MAR 5      4.4 IN
HECTOR INTERNATIONAL ARPT (CASS ND)         600 AM MAR 5      4.4 IN
OXBOW (CASS ND)                             918 AM MAR 5      4.0 IN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
901 PM CST TUE MAR 05 2013


THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  8.70   NASHWAUK                 MN  ITASCA           0730 PM
  8.50   6 S GRAND RAPIDS         MN  ITASCA           0611 PM
  8.00   6 SW EVELETH             MN  ST. LOUIS        0642 PM
  7.00   FORT RIPLEY              MN  CROW WING        0803 PM
  7.00   REMER                    MN  CASS             0406 PM
  6.50   3 NE NISSWA              MN  CROW WING        0530 PM
  6.30   4 S SAWYER               MN  CARLTON          0533 PM
  6.00   FINLAYSON                MN  PINE             0732 PM
  6.00   6 E LEADER               MN  CASS             0536 PM
  5.90   ASKOV                    MN  PINE             0413 PM
  5.80   1 SW HINCKLEY            MN  PINE             0435 PM
  5.50   CUMBERLAND               WI  BARRON           0848 PM
  5.50   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0530 PM
  5.00   HERTEL                   WI  BURNETT          0652 PM
  5.00   6 W TWO HARBORS          MN  ST. LOUIS        0438 PM
  1.60   7 SE SUPERIOR            WI  DOUGLAS          0824 PM
                 DAY TOTAL

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