Winter Storm and Blizzard: February 20-21 2014

Semi Stuck on I-494 on February 21, 2014

Semi Stuck on I-494 on February 21, 2014
Courtesy: MNDOT

A potent winter storm developed over southeast Colorado late on February 19th and moved to near Kansas City by noon on February 20 and intensified. Warm moist air moved up ahead of this system and precipitation began as drizzle during the late morning hours of February 20 in the Twin Cities and changed over to heavy wet snow during the afternoon.

Moderate to heavy snow continued over Eastern Minnesota during the evening and tapered off in by the early morning hours in the Twin Cities and persisted into early afternoon over northeast Minnesota. The center of the low pressure was over Lake Superior by the morning of the 21st. Schools were canceled across the Twin Cities for the sixth time this winter and blizzard conditions affected many open areas of southern and central Minnesota. Due to the nature of the precipitation beginning as drizzle and very wet snow coupled with falling temperatures, nearly all roads became snow packed, making travel hazardous and specifically semi-trucks had difficulty navigating up inclines.

In general 6 to 10 inches of snow fell with this storm from south central Minnesota near Albert Lea, through the Twin Cities and to Northeast Minnesota. Heavier snow was reported in northeast Minnesota with a swath of 12 to 15 inches from Duluth north to the Boundary Waters. The heaviest storm total snowfall found so far was 17.5 inches of snow at Alborn in St. Louis County. The Duluth National Weather Service Office saw 13.9 inches of snow in 24 hours. The storm total at the Twin Cities International Airport was 9.9 inches.

Below are Storm Summaries from the National Weather Service.

Chanhassen

Duluth

La Crosse

 

Public Information Statements
From the National Weather Service

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
200 PM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

...TOTALS FROM THE FEBRUARY 20-21ST SNOWSTORM...

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


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 13.30   1 E WOODLAND             MN  KANABEC          0700 AM
 12.00   RICE LAKE                WI  BARRON           0100 PM
 12.00   CLEAR LAKE               WI  POLK             0815 AM
 11.50   RIVER FALLS              WI  PIERCE           0806 AM
 11.00   CUMBERLAND               WI  BARRON           0845 AM
 11.00   EAST FARMINGTON          WI  POLK             0804 AM
 11.00   ELK RIVER                MN  SHERBURNE        0800 AM
 11.00   ISANTI                   MN  ISANTI           0111 AM
 11.00   3 SW PRINCETON           MN  SHERBURNE        0202 PM
 11.00   DAYTON                   MN  HENNEPIN         0840 PM
 11.00   ROGERS                   MN  HENNEPIN         0835 PM
 10.50   4 SSE DOWNTOWN MINNEAPO  MN  HENNEPIN         0804 AM
 10.10   INVER GROVE HEIGHTS      MN  DAKOTA           1115 AM
 10.10   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           0800 AM
 10.10   6 NNE BIG LAKE           MN  SHERBURNE        0700 AM
 10.00   7 W CAMBRIDGE            MN  ISANTI           0930 AM
 10.00   3 SW DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOL  MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
 10.00   1 ENE ST MICHAEL         MN  WRIGHT           0700 AM
  9.90   MSP INTL AIRPORT         MN  HENNEPIN         0606 AM
  9.80   WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0800 AM
  9.70   U OF MN ST PAUL CAMPUS   MN  RAMSEY           0800 AM
  9.70   BLAINE                   MN  ANOKA            0703 AM
  9.70   2 W OAK PARK HEIGHTS     MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  9.50   3 NE BURNSVILLE          MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  9.50   2 ENE PLYMOUTH           MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  9.50   PRIOR LAKE               MN  SCOTT            1230 AM
  9.40   MOUNDS VIEW              MN  RAMSEY           0830 AM
  9.30   MAPLE PLAIN              MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  9.20   WHITE BEAR LAKE          MN  RAMSEY           0600 AM
  9.10   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           0804 AM
  9.10   HAUGEN                   WI  BARRON           0757 AM
  9.10   CHANHASSEN NWS           MN  CARVER           0605 AM
  9.00   ST CROIX FALLS           WI  POLK             0800 AM
  9.00   ALBERT LEA               MN  FREEBORN         0800 AM
  9.00   BALDWIN                  WI  ST. CROIX        0800 AM
  9.00   BONNIE GLEN              MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  9.00   2 SSW LAKEVILLE          MN  DAKOTA           0700 AM
  9.00   LONG LAKE                MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  9.00   1 S RIVER FALLS          WI  PIERCE           0700 AM
  9.00   1 NW STACY               MN  CHISAGO          0700 AM
  9.00   3 N CAMBRIDGE            MN  ISANTI           0700 AM
  9.00   5 NE FOREST LAKE         MN  CHISAGO          0620 AM
  9.00   MAPLEWOOD                MN  RAMSEY           0150 AM
  8.90   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          1045 AM
  8.90   1 W CHANHASSEN           MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  8.80   1 ESE CHASKA             MN  CARVER           0901 AM
  8.70   DELANO                   MN  WRIGHT           0800 AM
  8.70   2 S NEW HOPE             MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  8.70   3 WNW RICE               MN  STEARNS          0700 AM
  8.50   EDEN PRAIRIE             MN  HENNEPIN         0935 AM
  8.50   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  8.50   EDINA                    MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  8.50   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  8.50   2 NE DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOL  MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  8.20   ROBERTS                  WI  ST. CROIX        0800 AM
  8.20   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0800 AM
  8.20   RICE                     MN  BENTON           0800 AM
  8.20   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0800 AM
  8.20   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0700 AM
  8.20   ST CLOUD AIRPORT         MN  SHERBURNE        0607 AM
  8.00   ZUMBROTA                 MN  GOODHUE          0800 AM
  8.00   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0700 AM
  8.00   1 WSW GOLDEN VALLEY      MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  8.00   3 SE LAKE ELMO           MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  8.00   1 SSW RIVER FALLS        WI  PIERCE           0700 AM
  8.00   1 SSW LONSDALE           MN  RICE             0700 AM
  8.00   3 ENE MONTGOMERY         MN  RICE             0700 AM
  8.00   5 ESE NEW PRAGUE         MN  RICE             0700 AM
  8.00   3 NE STOCKHOLM           WI  PEPIN            0500 AM
  8.00   BLAINE                   MN  ANOKA            1204 AM
  8.00   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             0916 PM
  7.90   8 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0707 AM
  7.80   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       1040 AM
  7.80   7 NNW AMERY              WI  POLK             0700 AM
  7.80   4 E NERSTRAND            MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  7.80   1 SE FRIDLEY             MN  ANOKA            0615 AM
  7.60   1 ESE CHANHASSEN         MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  7.50   ST AUGUSTA               MN  STEARNS          0118 PM
  7.50   GAYLORD                  MN  SIBLEY           0800 AM
  7.50   KIMBALL                  MN  STEARNS          0600 AM
  7.50   MOUNDS VIEW              MN  RAMSEY           1040 PM
  7.50   HUDSON                   WI  ST. CROIX        0900 PM
  7.30   1 SW ZIMMERMAN           MN  SHERBURNE        0900 AM
  7.20   3 SSE HAM LAKE           MN  ANOKA            0700 AM
  7.20   NEW RICHMOND             WI  ST. CROIX        0910 PM
  7.00   ST CLOUD STATE UNIV      MN  STEARNS          0800 AM
  7.00   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0800 AM
  7.00   BLOOMER                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0800 AM
  7.00   BLOOMINGTON              MN  HENNEPIN         0757 AM
  7.00   2 WNW GREEN ISLE         MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  7.00   1 E OWATONNA             MN  STEELE           0700 AM
  7.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       1037 PM
  7.00   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          1000 PM
  6.90   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           1148 PM
  6.80   DARWIN                   MN  MEEKER           0816 AM
  6.60   3 NW ELLSWORTH           WI  PIERCE           0700 AM
  6.30   12 N BRUCE               WI  RUSK             0100 PM
  6.00   ELK MOUND                WI  DUNN             0906 AM
  6.00   TONY                     WI  RUSK             0807 AM
  6.00   STILLWATER               MN  WASHINGTON       0800 AM
  6.00   OWATONNA                 MN  STEELE           0800 AM
  6.00   2 W PRIOR LAKE           MN  SCOTT            0700 AM
  6.00   1 SSE BLOOMINGTON        MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  5.80   JORDAN                   MN  SCOTT            0800 AM
  5.80   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           0431 AM
  5.60   6 WSW ST PETER           MN  NICOLLET         0700 AM
  5.50   2 SE CHETEK              WI  BARRON           0700 AM
  5.50   4 W CORNELL              WI  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
  5.50   MADELIA                  MN  WATONWAN         0603 AM
  5.30   3 WNW LADYSMITH          WI  RUSK             0700 AM
  5.10   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0800 AM
  5.10   PRESCOTT                 WI  PIERCE           0700 AM
  5.00   1 SE HENDERSON           MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  4.50   WASECA                   MN  WASECA           0800 AM
  4.50   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         0620 AM
  4.50   WINTHROP                 MN  SIBLEY           0556 AM
  4.10   AUGUSTA                  WI  EAU CLAIRE       0800 AM
  4.00   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0800 AM
  4.00   LONG PRAIRIE             MN  TODD             0800 AM
  3.80   1 NE FAIRMONT            MN  MARTIN           0700 AM
  3.00   9 NNE BIRD ISLAND        MN  RENVILLE         0700 AM
  2.40   7 SSE BIRD ISLAND        MN  RENVILLE         0700 AM
  2.00   REDWOOD FALLS            MN  REDWOOD          0800 AM
  2.00   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          0720 AM
  1.00   MONTEVIDEO               MN  CHIPPEWA         0800 AM
  1.00   VESTA                    MN  REDWOOD          0700 AM

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
243 PM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1252 AM     HEAVY SNOW       2 NE ASHLAND            46.61N 90.85W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       ASHLAND            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            EAST END OF ASHLAND

0233 AM     HEAVY SNOW       2 E ESKO                46.71N 92.32W
02/21/2014  E11.5 INCH       CARLTON            MN   PUBLIC

0446 AM     HEAVY SNOW       LAKE NICHOLS            47.10N 92.53W
02/21/2014  M17.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            11.5 INCHES IN PAST 12 HOURS.

0500 AM     HEAVY SNOW       NW CHISHOLM             47.49N 92.88W
02/21/2014  E13.3 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            IT WAS STILL SNOWING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0526 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HOLYOKE                 46.47N 92.39W
02/21/2014  M14.8 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            5.3 INCHES IN PAST 7 HOURS

0544 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HAWTHORNE               46.50N 91.86W
02/21/2014  M15.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0550 AM     HEAVY SNOW       CHERRY                  47.40N 92.71W
02/21/2014  E12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            IT WAS STILL SNOWING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0600 AM     HEAVY SNOW       3 E SARONA              45.71N 91.74W
02/21/2014  E13.3 INCH       WASHBURN           WI   PUBLIC

0604 AM     SNOW             ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W
02/21/2014  M17.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0604 AM     SNOW             MERRIFIELD              46.47N 94.17W
02/21/2014  M7.0 INCH        CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0604 AM     SNOW             POPLAR                  46.58N 91.79W
02/21/2014  M16.5 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0604 AM     SNOW             7 N PRENTICE            45.64N 90.29W
02/21/2014  M6.0 INCH        PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0604 AM     SNOW             2 E WALES               47.24N 91.70W
02/21/2014  M10.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0611 AM     SNOW             LAKESIDE-LESTER PARK    46.84N 92.03W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0611 AM     SNOW             HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W
02/21/2014  M8.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0619 AM     SNOW             ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W
02/21/2014  M16.4 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0620 AM     HEAVY SNOW       3 S COOK                47.81N 92.69W
02/21/2014  E14.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

0621 AM     SNOW             MOUTH OF BRULE          46.74N 91.60W
02/21/2014  M16.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0625 AM     HEAVY SNOW       5 N TWO HARBORS         47.10N 91.68W
02/21/2014  E13.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0625 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HURLEY                  46.44N 90.20W
02/21/2014  E8.0 INCH        IRON               WI   PUBLIC

0631 AM     SNOW             SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W
02/21/2014  M12.5 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0632 AM     SNOW             3 W PHILLIPS            45.70N 90.46W
02/21/2014  M7.8 INCH        PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0633 AM     SNOW             CORNUCOPIA              46.86N 91.10W
02/21/2014  M11.2 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0634 AM     SNOW             SEELEY                  46.12N 91.36W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0638 AM     SNOW             ASHLAND                 46.58N 90.87W
02/21/2014  M10.7 INCH       ASHLAND            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

0644 AM     SNOW             DULUTH HEIGHTS          46.82N 92.16W
02/21/2014  M14.8 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0644 AM     SNOW             WEST DULUTH             46.74N 92.19W
02/21/2014  M15.6 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0646 AM     SNOW             3 SW RASPBERRY ISLAND   46.94N 90.83W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   COCORAHS

0700 AM     SNOW             BABBITT                 47.65N 91.94W
02/21/2014  M14.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            0.71 LIQUID EQUIVALENT. SNOW DEPTH 42 INCHES.

0701 AM     SNOW             BIGFORK                 47.75N 93.65W
02/21/2014  M9.0 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0710 AM     SNOW             5 NW NEW POST           45.95N 91.27W
02/21/2014  M8.0 INCH        SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0710 AM     SNOW             FINLAND                 47.41N 91.25W
02/21/2014  M10.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            MEASURED AT WOLF RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER.

0718 AM     SNOW             HERBSTER                46.83N 91.26W
02/21/2014  M12.5 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0721 AM     SNOW             SUPERIOR                46.70N 92.06W
02/21/2014  E18.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0730 AM     SNOW             6 S GRAND RAPIDS        47.14N 93.52W
02/21/2014  M8.0 INCH        ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC

0730 AM     SNOW             10 E FORT RIPLEY        46.17N 94.15W
02/21/2014  M7.0 INCH        CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0737 AM     SNOW             3 N BRAINERD            46.40N 94.19W
02/21/2014  M6.5 INCH        CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0737 AM     SNOW             CHISHOLM                47.49N 92.88W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0739 AM     SNOW             CLOQUET                 46.73N 92.49W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0741 AM     SNOW             WEST DULUTH             46.74N 92.19W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0743 AM     SNOW             LITTLE MARAIS           47.41N 91.11W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   COCORAHS

0745 AM     SNOW             GRAND MARAIS            47.76N 90.34W
02/21/2014  M9.5 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE LODGE.

0745 AM     SNOW             7 NW TWO HARBORS        47.10N 91.78W
02/21/2014  M13.5 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0747 AM     SNOW             CORNUCOPIA              46.86N 91.10W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0747 AM     SNOW             GILE                    46.43N 90.23W
02/21/2014  M11.5 INCH       IRON               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0755 AM     SNOW             IRON JUNCTION           47.42N 92.61W
02/21/2014  M11.8 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0801 AM     SNOW             LUTSEN                  47.64N 90.71W
02/21/2014  M10.0 INCH       COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0803 AM     SNOW             12 N ISLE               46.32N 93.46W
02/21/2014  M9.0 INCH        AITKIN             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0810 AM     SNOW             12 N GRAND RAPIDS       47.40N 93.52W
02/21/2014  M5.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0813 AM     SNOW             LARSMONT                46.98N 91.75W
02/21/2014  M9.0 INCH        LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0815 AM     SNOW             3 NE NISSWA             46.53N 94.25W
02/21/2014  E3.0 INCH        CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0815 AM     SNOW             MAPLE                   46.59N 91.72W
02/21/2014  M15.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0816 AM     SNOW             6 W TWO HARBORS         47.03N 91.80W
02/21/2014  M16.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0823 AM     SNOW             OULU                    46.63N 91.53W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0836 AM     SNOW             MOOSE LAKE              46.45N 92.77W
02/21/2014  M10.8 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0854 AM     HEAVY SNOW       3 SSE SOUTH RANGE       46.57N 91.96W
02/21/2014  M18.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0857 AM     SNOW             2 NE BRAINERD           46.37N 94.16W
02/21/2014  M4.1 INCH        CROW WING          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0859 AM     SNOW             MORGAN PARK             46.69N 92.21W
02/21/2014  E12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0900 AM     SNOW             WINTON                  47.93N 91.80W
02/21/2014  M10.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0906 AM     SNOW             ISABELLA                47.62N 91.36W
02/21/2014  M12.5 INCH       LAKE               MN   PUBLIC

0909 AM     SNOW             2 SW HINCKLEY           45.99N 92.97W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0915 AM     SNOW             FLOODWOOD               46.93N 92.92W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0933 AM     SNOW             REMER                   47.06N 93.91W
02/21/2014  M6.0 INCH        CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 AM     SNOW             BEAVER BAY              47.26N 91.30W
02/21/2014  M12.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 AM     SNOW             7 ESE SUPERIOR          46.66N 91.92W
02/21/2014  E13.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0946 AM     SNOW             BRIMSON                 47.28N 91.87W
02/21/2014  M11.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0947 AM     SNOW             14 S BRIMSON            47.07N 91.87W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1001 AM     SNOW             LAKEWOOD TWP            46.91N 91.98W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1019 AM     SNOW             7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W
02/21/2014  M10.8 INCH       AITKIN             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1030 AM     SNOW             15 WSW COOK             47.77N 92.99W
02/21/2014  M9.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

1031 AM     SNOW             BRULE                   46.55N 91.58W
02/21/2014  M14.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   BROADCAST MEDIA

            MEASURED AT THE BRULE RIVER STATE FOREST

1041 AM     SNOW             5 N VIRGINIA            47.59N 92.51W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1058 AM     SNOW             3 S TWIG                46.85N 92.36W
02/21/2014  M16.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1100 AM     SNOW             DRUMMOND                46.33N 91.26W
02/21/2014  M13.0 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

1100 AM     SNOW             BRULE                   46.55N 91.58W
02/21/2014  E16.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

1100 AM     SNOW             GRAND MARAIS            47.76N 90.34W
02/21/2014  M9.5 INCH        COOK               MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            MEASURED AT THE BEARSKIN LODGE.

1106 AM     SNOW             SOUTH RANGE             46.60N 91.98W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

1107 AM     SNOW             FINLAND                 47.41N 91.25W
02/21/2014  M11.8 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1119 AM     SNOW             3 N WASHBURN            46.72N 90.89W
02/21/2014  M16.0 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

1121 AM     SNOW             WEST DULUTH             46.74N 92.19W
02/21/2014  M16.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

1123 AM     SNOW             TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W
02/21/2014  M11.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1127 AM     SNOW             7 SE GRAND RAPIDS       47.16N 93.42W
02/21/2014  M8.0 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1140 AM     SNOW             1 N CLOQUET             46.74N 92.49W
02/21/2014  M13.5 INCH       CARLTON            MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1144 AM     SNOW             INTERNATIONAL FALLS     48.59N 93.41W
02/21/2014  M6.8 INCH        KOOCHICHING        MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1208 PM     SNOW             5 NW DULUTH             46.83N 92.19W
02/21/2014  M14.3 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1231 PM     SNOW             GLIDDEN                 46.13N 90.58W
02/21/2014  E14.0 INCH       ASHLAND            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0112 PM     SNOW             ELY                     47.91N 91.85W
02/21/2014  M15.5 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA FACEBOOK.

0115 PM     SNOW             3 E ORR                 48.06N 92.76W
02/21/2014  M13.2 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0138 PM     SNOW             4 S SAWYER              46.61N 92.63W
02/21/2014  M15.6 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0211 PM     SNOW             MCKINLEY                47.51N 92.41W
02/21/2014  M13.8 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0225 PM     SNOW             EMBARRASS               47.66N 92.20W
02/21/2014  M14.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            0.97 LIQUID EQUIVALENT.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
246 PM CST FRI FEB 21 2014


...LOWEST VISIBILITY REPORTS FROM THE FEB 20-21ST SNOWSTORM...

THE DISTANCES ARE IN MILES.

...MINNESOTA...

LOCATION                       VSBY/MILES      TIME/DATE

...ANOKA...
ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE AIRPORT    0.50      0545 PM 02/20

...BENTON...
6 WSW FOLEY                    0.25      0634 PM 02/20

...BLUE EARTH...
MANKATO REGIONAL AIRPORT       0.25      0515 PM 02/20

...BROWN...
NEW ULM AIRPORT                0.25      0813 PM 02/20

...CHIPPEWA...
MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT             0.75      0514 PM 02/20

...CHISAGO...
RUSH CITY                      1.50      0315 PM 02/20

...DAKOTA...
LAKEVILLE AIRPORT              0.50      0501 PM 02/20
SOUTH ST PAUL AIRPORT          0.50      0252 PM 02/20

...DOUGLAS...
ALEXANDRIA AIRPORT             0.50      0436 PM 02/20

...FREEBORN...
ALBERT LEA AIRPORT             0.25      0352 PM 02/20

...GOODHUE...
STANTON AIRFIELD               0.50      0752 PM 02/20

...HENNEPIN...
MINNEAPOLIS CRYSTAL AIRPORT    0.25      0904 PM 02/20
MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL AP    0.25      0923 PM 02/20
EDEN PRAIRIE FLYING CLOUD AP   0.25      0753 PM 02/20

...ISANTI...
CAMBRIDGE                      0.25      0255 PM 02/20

...KANABEC...
MORA AIRPORT                   0.50      0452 PM 02/20

...KANDIYOHI...
3 ESE PENNOCK                  0.25      0636 PM 02/20

...LAC QUI PARLE...
MADISON                        0.25      0533 PM 02/20
5 SSW MARIETTA                 0.25      0450 PM 02/20

...MARTIN...
FAIRMONT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.50      0835 PM 02/20

...MCLEOD...
HUTCHINSON AIRPORT             0.50      0253 PM 02/20
GLENCOE AIRPORT                0.25      0453 PM 02/20

...MEEKER...
LITCHFIELD AIRPORT             0.50      0332 PM 02/20

...MILLE LACS...
PRINCETON                      0.25      0313 PM 02/20

...MORRISON...
LITTLE FALLS AIRPORT           0.50      0437 PM 02/20

...POPE...
GLENWOOD                       0.50      0533 PM 02/20

...RAMSEY...
ST PAUL DOWNTOWN AIRPORT       0.50      0519 PM 02/20

...REDWOOD...
REDWOOD FALLS AIRPORT          0.25      0415 PM 02/20

...RENVILLE...
OLIVIA AIRPORT                 0.25      0833 PM 02/20

...RICE...
5 WNW DUNDAS                   0.30      0846 PM 02/20
FARIBAULT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT    0.25      0454 PM 02/20

...SHERBURNE...
ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT     0.25      0353 PM 02/20

...STEARNS...
2 SE SAUK CENTRE               0.50      0553 PM 02/20
PAYNESVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT  0.50      0351 PM 02/20

...STEELE...
OWATONNA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.25      0454 PM 02/20

...STEVENS...
MORRIS AIRPORT                 1.50      0457 PM 02/20

...SWIFT...
APPLETON AIRPORT               0.50      0533 PM 02/20
BENSON AIRPORT                 0.25      0453 PM 02/20

...TODD...
LONG PRAIRIE AIRPORT           0.50      0928 PM 02/20

...WASECA...
WASECA                         0.25      1136 PM 02/20

...WASHINGTON...
3 E LAKE ELMO                  0.25      0252 PM 02/20

...WATONWAN...
ST JAMES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.25      0755 PM 02/20

...WRIGHT...
MAPLE LAKE AIRPORT             0.50      0416 PM 02/20
BUFFALO                        0.25      0256 PM 02/20

...YELLOW MEDICINE...
1 N CANBY                      0.75      0535 PM 02/20
GRANITE FALLS AIRPORT          0.50      0432 PM 02/20

...WISCONSIN...

...BARRON...
3 SE CUMBERLAND                0.50      0635 PM 02/20
RICE LAKE AIRPORT              0.25      0735 PM 02/20
CHETEK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT       0.25      0515 PM 02/20

...CHIPPEWA...
CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL AP    0.25      0453 PM 02/20

...DUNN...
MENOMONIE AIRPORT              0.75      0515 PM 02/20

...PIERCE...
RED WING AIRPORT               0.50      0635 PM 02/20

...POLK...
OSCEOLA AIRPORT                0.25      0305 PM 02/20

...RUSK...
RUSK COUNTY AIRPORT            0.50      0655 PM 02/20

...ST. CROIX...
NEW RICHMOND AIRPORT           0.75      0515 PM 02/20

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

 

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