Winter Storm: April 9-12, 2013

A long duration winter storm began over Minnesota on April 9th with a crippling ice storm for southwest Minnesota and a quick burst of heavy snow elsewhere. The Twin Cities saw 1.4 inches of snow from this first wave. Another round of snow hit the state late in the day on April 10 and continued through the 11th. Snow also continued across mainly central and northern Minnesota on April 12. The highest snow total found so far was 14.2 inches at Wrenshall in Carton County. Not far behind was 13 inches 2 miles NW of Redwood Falls. The three day total from April 9-11 at the Twin Cities International Airport was 5.8 inches with 4.4 inches falling on April 11.

Driving became difficult with slush on roads becoming packed ice during the morning of April 11. The Hiawatha Light Rail was out of service due to the heavy snow.

Winter Storm Damage Photos from Minnesota Public Radio

Below are Local Storm Reports regarding the winter storm from the National Weather Service.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1131 AM CDT FRI APR 12 2013

...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 13.00   2 NW REDWOOD FALLS       MN  REDWOOD          0841 AM
                 72 HOUR STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
 12.00   1 ESE MILROY             MN  REDWOOD          0700 AM
 11.50   MONTEVIDEO               MN  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
 10.90   7 SSE BIRD ISLAND        MN  RENVILLE         0700 AM
 10.50   REDWOOD FALLS            MN  REDWOOD          0700 AM
 10.50   SSW MONTEVIDEO           MN  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
 10.30   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL AT ST CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
  9.70   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL
  9.00   MELROSE                  MN  STEARNS          0700 AM
  9.00   1 SW LITTLE FALLS        MN  MORRISON         0700 AM
  8.70   3 SE NEW ULM             MN  BROWN            0700 AM
  8.50   2 WNW GREEN ISLE         MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  8.30   KIMBALL                  MN  STEARNS          0606 AM
                 STORM TOTAL FROM THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
  8.10   1 NE FAIRMONT            MN  MARTIN           0700 AM
  8.00   2 N WILLMAR              MN  KANDIYOHI        0700 AM
  8.00   9 NNE BIRD ISLAND        MN  RENVILLE         0700 AM
  7.80   8 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0715 AM
                 STORM TOTAL.
  7.80   NORTH MANKATO            MN  NICOLLET         0700 AM
  7.80   6 NNE BIG LAKE           MN  SHERBURNE        0700 AM
  7.70   1 ENE ST MICHAEL         MN  WRIGHT           0700 AM
  7.60   HAMBURG                  MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  7.50   WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  7.40   CHASKA                   MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  7.30   RICE                     MN  BENTON           0700 AM
  7.00   ST JAMES                 MN  WATONWAN         0747 AM
                 STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
  6.90   ONAMIA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0700 AM
  6.60   LONG PRAIRIE             MN  TODD             0700 AM
  6.60   1 NNE MAPLE GROVE        MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  6.50   1 NNW WATERTOWN          MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  6.50   6 WSW ST PETER           MN  NICOLLET         0700 AM
  6.50   5 ESE NEW PRAGUE         MN  RICE             0700 AM
  6.30   1 SE HENDERSON           MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  6.00   WELLS                    MN  FARIBAULT        0700 AM
  6.00   6 NNE WILLMAR            MN  KANDIYOHI        0700 AM
  6.00   2 W PRIOR LAKE           MN  SCOTT            0700 AM
  5.90   1 W WOODLAND             MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  5.80   4 NW ONAMIA              MN  MILLE LACS       0700 AM
  5.70   2 WNW RICHFIELD          MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  5.60   WASECA                   MN  WASECA           0700 AM
  5.50   DELANO                   MN  WRIGHT           0700 AM
  5.40   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL AT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  5.30   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0700 AM
  5.10   JORDAN                   MN  SCOTT            0700 AM
  5.00   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0700 AM
  4.90   5 NE FOREST LAKE         MN  CHISAGO          0700 AM
  4.80   6 ESE DRESSER            WI  POLK             0700 AM
  4.80   1 WSW GOLDEN VALLEY      MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  4.70   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL AT MSP AIRPORT
  4.70   2 NNW CRYSTAL            MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  4.50   3 ENE MONTGOMERY         MN  RICE             0700 AM
  4.50   1 SSW LONSDALE           MN  RICE             0700 AM
  4.50   1 SW EDINA               MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  4.10   1 E OWATONNA             MN  STEELE           0700 AM
  4.00   ST CROIX FALLS           WI  POLK             0700 AM
  4.00   10 NNW TAYLORS FALLS     MN  CHISAGO          0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL AT WILD RIVER STATE PARK
  4.00   3 WSW PRINCETON          MN  SHERBURNE        0700 AM
  3.80   4 E NERSTRAND            MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  3.70   BLUE EARTH               MN  FARIBAULT        0700 AM
  3.50   CANNON FALLS             MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  3.50   ROSEMOUNT                MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  3.40   1 WSW LITTLE CANADA      MN  RAMSEY           0700 AM
  3.40   3 N ALEXANDRIA           MN  DOUGLAS          0700 AM
  3.30   3 N BOYCEVILLE           WI  DUNN             0700 AM
  3.20   2 SE CHETEK              WI  BARRON           0700 AM
  3.10   1 SSW RIVER FALLS        WI  PIERCE           0700 AM
  3.00   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  3.00   2 SW ROSEVILLE           MN  RAMSEY           0700 AM
  2.90   1 ENE INVER GROVE HEIGH  MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  2.80   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0700 AM
  2.70   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
  2.50   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0700 AM
  2.50   ELK MOUND                WI  DUNN             0700 AM
  2.50   ZUMBROTA                 MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  2.50   3 WNW ROSEMOUNT          MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  2.30   1 NW PRESCOTT            MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  2.20   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0700 AM
                 48 HOUR TOTAL
  2.10   ROBERTS                  WI  ST. CROIX        0700 AM
  2.00   2 SE CAMERON             WI  BARRON           0700 AM
  2.00   4 W CORNELL              WI  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
  2.00   CUMBERLAND               WI  BARRON           0700 AM



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
145 PM CDT FRI APR 12 2013

...LATEST SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM CO-OP...UCO-OP AND COCORHAS SPOTTERS...

THANK YOU SPOTTERS.

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...      ...AMT...
WRENSHALL (CARLTON MN) (1045 FT)(UCOOP)   1000 AM APR 12     14.2 IN
4 SE FREDENBERG (ST. LOUIS MN)             820 AM APR 12      8.0 IN
2 NNE DULUTH (ST. LOUIS MN) (COCORAHS)     800 AM APR 12      7.9 IN
PATTISON RANGER STATION (DOUGLAS WI)      1200 PM APR 12      7.7 IN
7 ENE BRUNO (PINE MN) (845 FT)(COOP)       800 AM APR 12      7.0 IN
2 W BARNUM (CARLTON MN) (COCORAHS)         900 AM APR 12      7.0 IN
BAYFIELD 1 SW WWTP (BAYFIELD WI)           800 AM APR 12      6.7 IN
HAWTHORNE DOT (DOUGLAS WI) (UCOOP)         800 AM APR 12      6.0 IN
GORDON (DOUGLAS WI) (1040 FT)(COOP)        800 AM APR 12      4.4 IN
ISABELLA 14W (LAKE MN) (1740 FT)(UCOOP)    900 AM APR 12      4.0 IN
TOGO (ST. LOUIS MN) (1283 FT)(UCOOP)       812 AM APR 12      4.0 IN
LIBBY (AITKIN MN) (HADS)                   800 AM APR 12      4.0 IN
KEEWATIN (ITASCA MN) (COCORAHS)            800 AM APR 12      3.9 IN
DIXON LAKE (ITASCA MN) (UCOOP)             853 AM APR 12      3.5 IN
LEECH LAKE DAM (CASS MN) (COOP)            800 AM APR 12      3.5 IN
UPSON (IRON WI) (1497 FT)(COOP)            800 AM APR 12      3.5 IN
CASS LAKE (CASS MN) (1296 FT)(COOP)        800 AM APR 12      3.0 IN
PRENTICE WWTP (PRICE WI) (COOP)            800 AM APR 12      3.0 IN
PARK FALLS (PRICE WI) (1525 FT)(COOP)      800 AM APR 12      2.8 IN
WINTER (SAWYER WI) (1355 FT)(COOP)         900 AM APR 12      2.7 IN
3 W INDUS (KOOCHICHING MN) (COOP)          800 AM APR 12      1.7 IN
GRAND MARIAS (MARINE ) (612 FT)(COOP)      800 AM APR 12      1.5 IN


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.

Last modified: April 29, 2015
Greg Spoden, DNR Climatologist

 

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