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Ice, heavy rain, thunder, snow: December 25, 2016

24-Hour Precipitation Totals Ending 6am December 26, 2016
24-Hour Precipitation Totals Ending 6am Dec. 26, 2016
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

A powerful low pressure system brought an unusual variety of inclement weather conditions to Minnesota on Christmas day 2016. Snow fell over far northwestern and northern Minnesota, while a combination of thunderstorms, sleet, freezing rain, and rain pounded the rest of the state. Ice-covered trees and power lines gave way in parts of central and northern Minnesota, resulting in significant tree damage and reported power outages. Strong winds developed late in the evening and continued well into the the 26th. 

The precipitation came in multiple waves, with a light glaze early in the morning yielding to a shield of sleet, freezing rain, rain, and thunder that advanced northward across the state from mid-morning through late afternoon. During the evening, a line of strong thunderstorms with heavy rain pinwheeled across the the southern half of Minnesota, while sleet, freezing, rain, and even some snow spread over the central and northern portions of the state.

Virtually all of Minnesota received between a one-half and one inch of precipitation, with many observers near the Twin Cities exceeding that range. The 0.97" total at MSP was enough to put the Twin Cities over the top for wettest year on record, back to 1871 (the old record was 40.15" in 1911, and by the end of the 26th, MSP had 40.32"). Snowfall totals of 1-3 inches were common throughout the northern third of Minnesota, although many of those same areas saw significant accumulations of sleet and/or freezing rain. Snowfall totals were somewhat higher in the "Superior Uplands" near Isabella, and along the ridge running parallel to the Lake Superior shoreline. Ice accumulations were greatest and most damaging in Aitkin, Crow Wing, Cass, Wadena, and Becker counties, where power outages, spin-outs, and accidents were common.

As the tightly-wound low pressure system moved through the region, already strong winds intensified, and after dark on the 25th, many stations began reporting gusts in excess of  45 mph, including several gusts of 60 mph or greater in western and central Minnesota on the morning of the 26th.

Following are various reports gathered from National Weather Service forecast offices around the region, in the wake of the storm.

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
908 AM CST Mon Dec 26 2016

...Rainfall Reports from the Christmas Storm...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider
Hastings (L/D 2)             1.72 in   0600 AM 12/26   COOP
Elko                         1.41 in   0245 AM 12/26   CWOP
Lakeville 2NNE               1.31 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Roseville 1NW                1.28 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Circle Pines 1E              1.27 in   0241 AM 12/26   CWOP
St. Francis 1S               1.27 in   0203 AM 12/26   CWOP
Montgomery 3ENE              1.26 in   0600 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Shakopee 1NW                 1.24 in   0230 AM 12/26   CWOP
Roseville 2 WNW              1.22 in   0600 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Eagan 2SE                    1.21 in   0231 AM 12/26   CWOP
Savage 2WNW                  1.20 in   0237 AM 12/26   CWOP
Saint Louis Park 2ESE        1.20 in   0715 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
St. Clair                    1.20 in   0745 AM 12/26   HADS
Brooklyn Park 1 W            1.19 in   0230 AM 12/26   CWOP
Falcon Heights               1.17 in   0715 AM 12/26   HADS
Richfield 3NNE               1.17 in   0237 AM 12/26   CWOP
Minneapolis Dwtn (Miss R)    1.16 in   0600 AM 12/26   COOP
Woodbury                     1.15 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Plymouth 1ENE                1.14 in   0243 AM 12/26   CWOP
Mora                         1.13 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
Apple Valley 3ESE            1.11 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Robbinsdale                  1.11 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Glencoe 3E (Buffalo Crk)     1.11 in   0730 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Lakeville 1N                 1.10 in   0238 AM 12/26   CWOP
Brooklyn Center 1E           1.10 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Chaska 2NW                   1.10 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
8 NNW Quamba                 1.09 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Winnebago (Blue Earth R)     1.09 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Victoria 2ENE                1.08 in   0800 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Columbia Hgts 1S             1.08 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Chanhassen (NWS)             1.07 in   1200 AM 12/26   COOP
Coon Rapids 2ESE             1.07 in   0230 AM 12/26   CWOP
5 SW Foley                   1.07 in   0800 AM 12/26
Cottage Grove 1ESE           1.06 in   0234 AM 12/26   CWOP
Eagan 2ESE                   1.06 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Robbinsdale                  1.05 in   0237 AM 12/26   CWOP
Minnetonka                   1.05 in   0226 AM 12/26   CWOP
Winnebago                    1.05 in   0800 AM 12/26   COOP
Woodbury 2S                  1.04 in   0236 AM 12/26   CWOP
Grasston                     1.04 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Golden Valley                1.04 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Mendota Heights 2WNW         1.04 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Hugo 2WSW                    1.04 in   1254 AM 12/26   CWOP
2 ESE Eagan                  1.04 in   0530 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Stillwater 1W                1.03 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Brooklyn Park 1SE            1.03 in   0244 AM 12/26   CWOP
Long Lake                    1.03 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Jordan 6E                    1.03 in   0238 AM 12/26   CWOP
Cambridge                    1.02 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
St. Peter (Minnesota R)      1.02 in   0200 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Mankato AP                   1.02 in   0556 AM 12/26   AWOS
Veseli 1W                    1.01 in   0500 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Robbinsdale 1ENE             1.01 in   0243 AM 12/26   CWOP
Minneapolis (MNhaha Crk) Hia 1.01 in   0800 AM 12/26   GOES
Mora 1ENE                    1.01 in   0108 AM 12/26   RAWS
Eden Prairie AP (Flyg Cloud) 1.00 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Victoria 1WSW                1.00 in   0237 AM 12/26   CWOP
Santiago 3E                  0.98 in   0720 AM 12/26   RAWS
Jordan (Minnesota R)         0.98 in   0145 AM 12/26   GOES
Rapidan (Le Sueur R)         0.98 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Coon Rapids 2NE              0.98 in   0245 AM 12/26   CWOP
Hutchinson AP                0.97 in   0553 AM 12/26   AWOS
St. Louis Park 1E            0.97 in   0245 AM 12/26   CWOP
North St. Paul 1WNW          0.97 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Hutchinson (Crow R. S Fk)    0.97 in   0145 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Minneapolis-St. Paul AP-MSP  0.97 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Blue Earth (Blue Earth R E B 0.97 in   0145 AM 12/26   GOES
Sterling Center (Maple R)    0.96 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Mankato 4E                   0.95 in   0700 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Chanhassen                   0.95 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Carver 3S                    0.95 in   0749 AM 12/26   RAWS
Eden Prairie 3ESE            0.95 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
St. Peter 6SW (7 Mile Crk)   0.95 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Mora                         0.94 in   0200 AM 12/26   HADS
St. Paul 1SW                 0.94 in   0230 AM 12/26   CWOP
Roseville 2ESE               0.94 in   0232 AM 12/26   CWOP
Chisago City 4S              0.94 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Blue Earth                   0.94 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Farmington 2SE               0.93 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
St. Paul Dwtn AP             0.93 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Glenwood City 5WNW           0.93 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Circle Pines 2NE             0.93 in   0225 AM 12/26   CWOP
Wyoming 6WSW                 0.93 in   0206 AM 12/26   RAWS
Spring Valley 1SSW           0.92 in   0238 AM 12/26   CWOP
2 SW Coates                  0.92 in   0715 AM 12/26   HADS
Milaca                       0.92 in   0730 AM 12/26   COOP
Cosmos 1E (Crow R S Fk)      0.91 in   0730 AM 12/26   UCOOP
7 NNW Milaca                 0.91 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Rapidan (Maple R)            0.91 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Fridley(Rice Crk)-Unvrsty Av 0.90 in   0745 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Waconia                      0.89 in   0700 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Buffalo                      0.88 in   0806 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Lake St. Croix Beach         0.88 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Rogers 3NE                   0.88 in   0231 AM 12/26   CWOP
North St Paul 1NNW           0.87 in   0630 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Osceola 1NE                  0.87 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
White Bear Lake (Manitou Is) 0.86 in   0800 AM 12/26   GOES
Big Lake 2SSE                0.86 in   0243 AM 12/26   CWOP
North St. Paul               0.86 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Blue Earth (Blue Earth R)    0.86 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Beauford (Big Cobb R)        0.86 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Goodhue                      0.86 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
1 NW St. Martin              0.85 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
St. Bonifacius 4ENE          0.85 in   0239 AM 12/26   CWOP
Balsam Lake 4 SE             0.85 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Golden Valley 2WNW           0.85 in   0245 AM 12/26   CWOP
Sunrise (Sunrise R)          0.84 in   0145 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Branch 8ENE                  0.84 in   0231 AM 12/26   CWOP
Loretto 2NW                  0.83 in   0225 AM 12/26   CWOP
Glencoe AP                   0.83 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
Lake Minnetonka 1WSW         0.83 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Crystal AP                   0.82 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Lakeville 2NE                0.82 in   0236 AM 12/26   CWOP
3 SE Orrock                  0.82 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Long Prairie                 0.81 in   0600 AM 12/26   COOP
Providence (Lac Qui Parle R) 0.81 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Watertown                    0.81 in   0430 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Cottage Grove                0.81 in   0239 AM 12/26   CWOP
Waseca 1NNE                  0.81 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Hanley Falls (yellow Med R)  0.80 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Santiago (St. Frances R)     0.80 in   0715 AM 12/26   GOES
New Richmond AP              0.80 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
New Prague                   0.80 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Mayer (Crow R S Fk)          0.80 in   0730 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Little Falls 2SSE            0.78 in   0807 AM 12/26   RAWS
Prior Lake                   0.78 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Lester Prairie               0.78 in   0745 AM 12/26   HADS
Richfield 2WSW               0.78 in   0238 AM 12/26   CWOP
River Falls 1S               0.77 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Dawson (Lac Qui Parle R W Br 0.77 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Hanley Falls (Spring Crk)    0.77 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Bruce 1E                     0.77 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Bruce 6NNE                   0.77 in   0232 AM 12/26   CWOP
Hoffman (Pomme De Terre R)   0.76 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Baldwin                      0.76 in   0730 AM 12/26   COOP
Benson (Chippewa R)          0.75 in   0130 AM 12/26   GOES
St. Cloud AP                 0.75 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Benson (Chippewa R E Brch)   0.75 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Ellendale                    0.75 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
3 NNE Brooten                0.75 in   0715 AM 12/26   HADS
Red Wing 2S                  0.75 in   0200 AM 12/26   CWOP
Bloomington 3W               0.75 in   0241 AM 12/26   CWOP
Eau Claire 1S                0.74 in   0245 AM 12/26   CWOP
Cosmos                       0.74 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
3 E Sobieski                 0.74 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Elk Mound                    0.73 in   0730 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Fairmont AP                  0.73 in   0556 AM 12/26   AWOS
Ladysmith 2WNW               0.73 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
La Salle 5SE (Watonwan R)    0.73 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Benson (Shakopee Crk)        0.73 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
St. Bonifacius 2ENE          0.73 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
St. Paul 1WSW                0.73 in   0244 AM 12/26   CWOP
New Ulm 3SE                  0.73 in   0504 AM 12/26   COOP
Northfield                   0.73 in   0235 AM 12/26   CWOP
Redwood Falls (Redwood R)    0.72 in   0130 AM 12/26   GOES
Willmar 2ENE                 0.71 in   0239 AM 12/26   CWOP
St. Cloud (SCSU)             0.71 in   0500 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Dennison                     0.71 in   0800 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Orrock 2SE                   0.71 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
2 E Bowlus                   0.70 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Lake City 2NW                0.70 in   0226 AM 12/26   CWOP
Sauk Rapids 4E               0.70 in   0233 AM 12/26   CWOP
Owatonna                     0.70 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
Chetek 2SE                   0.70 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Clontarf (Chippewa R)        0.70 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
River Falls 1SW              0.69 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Sogn (Ltl Cannon R)          0.69 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Granite Ledge 7N             0.69 in   0228 AM 12/26   CWOP
Maynard (Hawk Crk)           0.69 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Delano (Crow R S FK)         0.69 in   0730 AM 12/26   HADS
Montevideo 1SW               0.68 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
2 S Royalton                 0.68 in   0800 AM 12/26   HADS
Faribault                    0.68 in   0237 AM 12/26   CWOP
Carlos 3WSW                  0.68 in   0630 AM 12/26   COOP
2 S Royalton                 0.68 in   0200 AM 12/26   HADS
Madison 5S (W Brch Lac Qui P 0.67 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Garden City 2W (Watonwon R)  0.67 in   0730 AM 12/26   USGS
Northfield 2WNW              0.67 in   0208 AM 12/26   CWOP
Rice                         0.67 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
Roberts                      0.66 in   0700 AM 12/26   COOP
Montevideo 1S                0.66 in   0230 AM 12/26   CWOP
Manannah (Crow R N Fk)       0.65 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Alexandria AP                0.65 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Chippewa Falls               0.65 in   0800 AM 12/26   COOP
Ladysmith 2SW                0.64 in   0805 AM 12/26   RAWS
Rockford 3W (Crow R N Fk)    0.64 in   0145 AM 12/26   GOES
Stanton AP                   0.63 in   0553 AM 12/26   AWOS
Granite Falls (Hawk Crk)     0.63 in   0145 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Judson (Minnesota R)         0.63 in   0145 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Stockholm 2NE                0.63 in   0800 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Little Falls                 0.63 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Philbrook 4SSW               0.61 in   0145 AM 12/26   GOES
Hutchinson 5N                0.61 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Colfax 7ESE                  0.61 in   0232 AM 12/26   CWOP
Clearwater                   0.61 in   0745 AM 12/26   HADS
Avon 4ESE                    0.60 in   0239 AM 12/26   CWOP
Beaver Falls (Beaver Crk)    0.60 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Cobden (Sleepy Eye Crk)      0.60 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Cannon Falls 2S (Ltl Cannon  0.59 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Eau Claire AP                0.59 in   0556 AM 12/26   ASOS
Leavenworth (Cottonwood R)   0.59 in   0745 AM 12/26   GOES
Red Wing (L/D 3)             0.58 in   0600 AM 12/26   COOP
4 E Royalton                 0.57 in   0715 AM 12/26   HADS
Madelia (Watonwan R S Fk)    0.57 in   0130 AM 12/26   GOES
Isanti 2NNW                  0.57 in   0243 AM 12/26   CWOP
Litchfield 3S                0.56 in   0111 AM 12/26   RAWS
Sauk Centre AP               0.56 in   0552 AM 12/26   AWOS
Chetek AP                    0.55 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
Henderson (Minnesota R)      0.55 in   0130 AM 12/26   HADS
Granite Falls (Minnesota R)  0.54 in   0815 AM 12/26   UCOOP
Scandia 3NNE                 0.54 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Zumbrota                     0.53 in   0238 AM 12/26   CWOP
Prior Lake 1W                0.52 in   0240 AM 12/26   CWOP
Tony AP (Rusk County)        0.52 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
Lamberton (Cottonwood R)     0.52 in   0730 AM 12/26   GOES
Altoona                      0.52 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
Rice Lake AP                 0.51 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
Jim Falls 3 NW               0.51 in   0630 AM 12/26   COOP
Menomonie AP                 0.50 in   0555 AM 12/26   AWOS
Bock 3WNW                    0.50 in   0233 AM 12/26   CWOP
Redwood Falls AP             0.50 in   0553 AM 12/26   ASOS
Augusta 4NW                  0.50 in   0700 AM 12/26   COCORAHS
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
609 PM CST Mon Dec 26 2016

...Strongest Wind Gusts During the Previous 24 Hours...

Location                      Speed     Time/Date       Lat/Lon

Hanley Falls                 66 MPH    0220 AM 12/26   44.69N/95.61W
Redwood Falls AP             66 MPH    1211 AM 12/26   44.55N/95.08W
Canby AP                     60 MPH    0435 AM 12/26   44.73N/96.27W
Victoria 1WSW                60 MPH    0816 AM 12/26   44.86N/93.69W
Clara City 2WSW              60 MPH    1210 AM 12/26   44.95N/95.41W
Crystal AP                   59 MPH    0230 AM 12/26   45.06N/93.35W
Winthrop 2W                  59 MPH    0140 AM 12/26   44.54N/94.41W
Madison AP                   55 MPH    0355 AM 12/26   45.00N/96.18W
Eden Prairie AP (Flyg Cloud) 55 MPH    0222 AM 12/26   44.83N/93.46W
Granite Falls AP             55 MPH    0152 AM 12/26   44.75N/95.56W
St. Cloud AP                 55 MPH    0200 AM 12/26   45.54N/94.05W
Brooklyn Park 1 W            54 MPH    0340 AM 12/26   45.11N/93.38W
Glenwood AP                  54 MPH    1254 AM 12/26   45.64N/95.32W
Mankato AP                   54 MPH    0135 AM 12/26   44.22N/93.92W
Appleton AP                  53 MPH    0254 AM 12/26   45.23N/96.00W
Litchfield 3S                53 MPH    0111 AM 12/26   45.07N/94.53W
Olivia AP                    53 MPH    1213 AM 12/26   44.78N/95.03W
Willmar 2ENE                 52 MPH    0154 AM 12/26   45.15N/95.01W
Springfield 1NW              52 MPH    1202 AM 12/26   44.26N/94.99W
St. James AP                 52 MPH    1255 AM 12/26   43.99N/94.56W
New Germany 1NW              52 MPH    0145 AM 12/26   44.91N/93.99W
Belgrade 3ESE                52 MPH    0310 AM 12/26   45.43N/94.93W
Sauk Centre AP               51 MPH    0312 AM 12/26   45.71N/94.93W
Maple Lake 2SSW              51 MPH    0911 AM 12/26   45.20N/94.02W
Fairmont AP                  51 MPH    0933 AM 12/26   43.64N/94.42W
Henderson 4ENE               51 MPH    0204 AM 12/26   44.57N/93.84W
St. Paul Dwtn AP             51 MPH    0203 AM 12/26   44.93N/93.06W
New Ulm AP                   51 MPH    0154 AM 12/26   44.32N/94.50W
3 SSE Easton                 50 MPH    0656 PM 12/25   43.72N/93.89W
Bloomington 3W               50 MPH    0226 AM 12/26   44.83N/93.39W
Sauk Centre 2SE              50 MPH    0235 AM 12/26   45.71N/94.93W
Cannon Falls 7SSE            50 MPH    0915 AM 12/26   44.41N/92.86W
Milaca 8N                    50 MPH    0235 AM 12/26   45.88N/93.66W
Waseca AP                    49 MPH    0353 AM 12/26   44.07N/93.55W
Northfield 2WNW              49 MPH    0408 AM 12/26   44.47N/93.21W
Branch 8ENE                  49 MPH    0901 AM 12/26   45.55N/92.80W
Richfield 2WSW               49 MPH    0325 PM 12/26   44.86N/93.32W
Starbuck 8SSW                49 MPH    1110 PM 12/25   45.49N/95.56W
Rice 1NNW                    49 MPH    0221 AM 12/26   45.77N/94.23W
Willmar AP                   48 MPH    0615 AM 12/26   45.12N/95.08W
St. Bonifacius 4ENE          48 MPH    0209 AM 12/26   44.94N/93.68W
Blue Earth 2NW               48 MPH    0105 AM 12/26   43.66N/94.12W
Alexandria 2SSE              48 MPH    0335 AM 12/26   45.84N/95.37W
Mayer 1NE                    48 MPH    0245 AM 12/26   44.91N/93.87W
New Prague 2W                48 MPH    0150 AM 12/26   44.54N/93.62W
Montevideo AP                48 MPH    0152 AM 12/26   44.98N/95.71W
Long Prairie AP              47 MPH    0134 AM 12/26   45.90N/94.87W
Alexandria AP                47 MPH    1127 AM 12/26   45.87N/95.39W
Granite Ledge 7N             47 MPH    1058 PM 12/25   45.90N/93.85W
Coon Rapids 2ESE             47 MPH    1130 PM 12/25   45.16N/93.27W
Isanti 2NNW                  47 MPH    0413 AM 12/26   45.52N/93.27W
Dundas 5WNW                  47 MPH    1020 AM 12/26   44.48N/93.29W
Waseca 1SSE                  47 MPH    0920 AM 12/26   44.06N/93.49W
Ellendale 5NNE               47 MPH    1206 PM 12/26   43.95N/93.27W
Minneapolis-St. Paul AP-MSP  47 MPH    0335 AM 12/26   44.88N/93.23W
Blaine AP                    46 MPH    0334 AM 12/26   45.15N/93.21W
Sauk Rapids 4E               46 MPH    0333 AM 12/26   45.61N/94.07W
Red Wing 4W                  46 MPH    0910 AM 12/26   44.60N/92.70W
Morris AP                    46 MPH    1017 AM 12/26   45.57N/95.99W
Paynesville AP               46 MPH    0533 AM 12/26   45.37N/94.75W
New Richmond AP              46 MPH    0415 AM 12/26   45.15N/92.54W
Carver 3S                    46 MPH    0549 AM 12/26   44.72N/93.64W
Cumberland AP                46 MPH    0655 AM 12/26   45.50N/91.98W
Colfax 7ESE                  45 MPH    1018 AM 12/26   44.96N/91.59W
Prior Lake 2WSW              45 MPH    1110 PM 12/25   44.71N/93.46W
Robbinsdale                  45 MPH    1007 AM 12/26   45.02N/93.35W
Eau Claire AP                45 MPH    0955 PM 12/25   44.87N/91.49W
Faribault AP                 45 MPH    0614 AM 12/26   44.32N/93.31W
Menomonie AP                 45 MPH    0735 AM 12/26   44.89N/91.88W
Twin Lakes 5 SE              45 MPH    1220 PM 12/26   43.51N/93.35W
Silver Lake 3E               45 MPH    0121 AM 12/26   44.91N/94.12W
Harris 2N                    45 MPH    0520 AM 12/26   45.64N/92.99W
Clearwater 1SE               45 MPH    0210 AM 12/26   45.39N/94.03W
Harding 3WNW                 45 MPH    1140 PM 12/25   46.14N/94.10W
Owatonna AP                  45 MPH    0115 PM 12/26   44.12N/93.26W
Bock 3WNW                    44 MPH    0103 AM 12/26   45.81N/93.61W
Buffalo AP                   44 MPH    0154 AM 12/26   45.16N/93.84W
Searles 5SE                  44 MPH    1121 PM 12/25   44.17N/94.38W
Minnesota Lake               44 MPH    0811 PM 12/25   43.84N/93.84W
Glencoe AP                   44 MPH    0156 AM 12/26   44.76N/94.08W
Hutchinson AP                44 MPH    1233 AM 12/26   44.86N/94.38W
Princeton AP                 44 MPH    0334 AM 12/26   45.56N/93.61W
Prior Lake                   43 MPH    0610 AM 12/26   44.74N/93.44W
Gordonsville (Shell Crk)     43 MPH    1200 PM 12/26   43.51N/93.27W
Mora AP                      43 MPH    0617 AM 12/26   45.90N/93.27W
Litchfield AP                43 MPH    1213 AM 12/26   45.10N/94.51W
Foley 6WSW                   43 MPH    0210 AM 12/26   45.62N/94.02W
Maple Grove                  43 MPH    0250 AM 12/26   45.10N/93.45W
Red Wing AP                  43 MPH    1055 AM 12/26   44.59N/92.50W
Rice Lake AP                 43 MPH    0655 AM 12/26   45.43N/91.77W
Stanton AP                   43 MPH    0733 AM 12/26   44.48N/93.02W
Cedar Mills 5N               42 MPH    0111 AM 12/26   45.03N/94.52W
Skyline                      42 MPH    1045 AM 12/26   44.15N/94.03W
Burnsville 2NNW              42 MPH    0740 PM 12/25   44.80N/93.29W
St. Croix Falls 2ESE         42 MPH    1104 AM 12/26   45.40N/92.59W
Lake Elmo AP                 41 MPH    0353 AM 12/26   45.00N/92.85W
Osceola 1NE                  41 MPH    0405 AM 12/26   45.34N/92.67W
Big Lake 2SSE                41 MPH    0328 AM 12/26   45.30N/93.73W
Tilden 7 NE                  41 MPH    1118 AM 12/26   45.08N/91.33W
Prior Lake 1W                41 MPH    0704 PM 12/25   44.73N/93.46W
Mora 1ENE                    41 MPH    0708 AM 12/26   45.89N/93.27W
Tony AP (Rusk County)        41 MPH    1155 AM 12/26   45.50N/91.00W
Rush City AP                 41 MPH    0459 AM 12/26   45.70N/92.95W
Albert Lea AP                40 MPH    1133 AM 12/26   43.68N/93.37W
Lakeville 2NE                40 MPH    0209 AM 12/26   44.70N/93.22W
Santiago 3E                  40 MPH    1020 AM 12/26   45.53N/93.75W
Maple Lake AP                40 MPH    0314 AM 12/26   45.25N/94.00W
South St. Paul AP            40 MPH    1211 PM 12/26   44.86N/93.03W
Shakopee 1NW                 39 MPH    1153 AM 12/26   44.78N/93.49W
Cambridge AP                 39 MPH    0315 PM 12/26   45.56N/93.27W
Glenwood City 5WNW           39 MPH    0400 AM 12/26   45.10N/92.26W
French Lake                  39 MPH    0326 AM 12/26   45.20N/94.20W
Chisago City 4S              39 MPH    0310 AM 12/26   45.30N/92.88W
Columbia Heights 1WSW        39 MPH    0255 AM 12/26   45.04N/93.27W
Richfield 3ESE               39 MPH    0230 AM 12/26   44.86N/93.21W
Chetek AP                    39 MPH    0835 AM 12/26   45.31N/91.64W
Elk River 2WNW               38 MPH    0318 AM 12/26   45.35N/93.59W
Wyoming 6WSW                 38 MPH    0706 AM 12/26   45.30N/93.10W
Spring Valley 1SSW           38 MPH    0406 PM 12/26   44.83N/92.25W
St. Paul 1WSW                38 MPH    0854 PM 12/25   44.93N/93.14W
Lakeville AP                 38 MPH    0151 PM 12/26   44.63N/93.23W
Little Falls AP              38 MPH    0732 AM 12/26   45.95N/94.35W
Little Falls 2SSE            38 MPH    0407 AM 12/26   45.95N/94.34W
Marietta 5SSW                38 MPH    0400 PM 12/26   44.94N/96.44W
Minnetonka                   37 MPH    0326 AM 12/26   44.92N/93.47W
Lakeville 1N                 37 MPH    0238 AM 12/26   44.87N/93.34W
Jordan 6E                    37 MPH    0220 AM 12/26   44.66N/93.52W
Cottage Grove 1ESE           36 MPH    1010 AM 12/26   44.80N/92.90W
Cambridge                    36 MPH    0800 AM 12/26   45.56N/93.21W
Zumbrota                     36 MPH    1158 AM 12/26   44.30N/92.68W
Loretto 2NW                  36 MPH    0841 AM 12/26   45.08N/93.66W
Osceola AP                   36 MPH    0637 AM 12/26   45.31N/92.69W
Waconia 1WSW                 36 MPH    1229 PM 12/26   44.84N/93.82W
Avon 4ESE                    35 MPH    0319 AM 12/26   45.58N/94.39W
Scandia 3NNE                 35 MPH    0650 AM 12/26   45.30N/92.79W
Coon Rapids 2NE              35 MPH    0245 AM 12/26   45.20N/93.28W
St. Paul 1SW                 34 MPH    0900 AM 12/26   44.94N/93.11W
Lake Minnetonka 1WSW         34 MPH    0220 AM 12/26   44.93N/93.49W
Eau Claire 1S                34 MPH    1025 AM 12/26   44.80N/91.49W
Redwood Falls 1ESE           34 MPH    1209 AM 12/26   44.54N/95.09W
Montevideo 1S                33 MPH    0320 AM 12/26   44.94N/95.72W
St. Francis 1S               33 MPH    0603 AM 12/26   45.37N/93.36W
Eagan 2ESE                   33 MPH    0230 AM 12/26   44.80N/93.13W
Maple Grove                  33 MPH    1154 PM 12/25   45.09N/93.47W
Plymouth 1ENE                33 MPH    0203 PM 12/26   45.03N/93.44W
Morristown (Cannon R)        33 MPH    0430 PM 12/26   44.23N/93.45W
Augusta 1NW                  32 MPH    1105 PM 12/25   44.70N/91.13W
North St. Paul               32 MPH    0210 AM 12/26   45.03N/93.01W
Madelia                      32 MPH    0652 PM 12/25   44.05N/94.42W
Woodbury 2W                  32 MPH    0319 AM 12/26   44.92N/92.99W
Roseville 2ESE               32 MPH    0332 AM 12/26   45.00N/93.12W
Zimmerman                    32 MPH    0243 AM 12/26   45.45N/93.59W
8 NNW Quamba                 32 MPH    0500 PM 12/26   46.02N/93.23W
Anoka 2SE                    31 MPH    0833 AM 12/26   45.19N/93.37W
Elko                         31 MPH    0735 AM 12/26   44.57N/93.32W
Cottage Grove                30 MPH    0219 PM 12/26   44.82N/92.94W
Cokato 2W                    30 MPH    0134 AM 12/26   45.08N/94.24W
Lake City 2NW                30 MPH    0730 AM 12/26   44.47N/92.31W
Elk River 2SSW               30 MPH    0714 AM 12/26   45.30N/93.58W
Ladysmith 2SW                30 MPH    1005 AM 12/26   45.43N/91.12W
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1254 AM CST MON DEC 26 2016

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

1000 PM     ICE STORM        WALKER                  47.09N 94.58W
12/25/2016                   CASS               MN   911 CALL CENTER

            LOTS OF TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN, MAINLY
            ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF CASS COUNTY.

0745 PM     SLEET            1 NW TWO HARBORS        47.04N 91.69W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MIXTURE OF SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.
            SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE OBSERVATION.

0633 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 SE DULUTH             46.72N 92.04W
12/25/2016  M38 MPH          ST. LOUIS          MN   AWOS

            AWOS STATION SKY HARBOR AIRPORT /DYT/.

0740 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 SE SILVER BAY         47.28N 91.26W
12/25/2016  M42 MPH          LAKE               MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION SILVER BAY MARINE /SLVM5/.

0845 PM     SLEET            7 SE SEA GULL LAKE      48.07N 90.83W
12/25/2016  E0.3 INCH        COOK               MN   PUBLIC

            MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW IN THE
            MEASUREMENT. STILL A MIXTURE OF SNOW/SLEET
            AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

1030 PM     FREEZING RAIN    PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W
12/25/2016  M0.15 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            TOTAL ICE ACCRETION OVER THE PAST 4 HOURS.
            SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN AT THE TIME
            OF THE REPORT.

0530 PM     SLEET            PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W
12/25/2016  E0.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN.

0715 PM     SLEET            PINE RIVER              46.72N 94.40W
12/25/2016  E1.0 INCH        CASS               MN   PUBLIC

            .

0425 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 W PHILLIPS            45.70N 90.46W
12/25/2016  M0.13 INCH       PRICE              WI   PUBLIC

            ICE ACCUMULATION OF A 1/8" IN 20 MINUTES.
            FREEZING RAIN CHANGED OVER TO ICE PELLETS.

0700 AM     FREEZING RAIN    4 ENE PAYNE             47.11N 92.52W
12/25/2016  M0.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            LIGHT ICING ON DECK, SIDEWALK AND TREES.

0731 PM     SLEET            3 E PAYNE               47.10N 92.53W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL SLEET ACCUMULATION OVER THE PAST 5
            HOURS. IN ADDITION TO THE SLEET, FREEZING
            RAIN ALSO OBSERVED CAUSING A GLAZE OF ICE ON
            SURFACES.

1156 AM     FREEZING RAIN    PARK FALLS              45.93N 90.45W
12/25/2016  E0.05 INCH       PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ICE COATING ON ALL SURFACES.

0430 PM     SLEET            PARK FALLS              45.93N 90.45W
12/25/2016  M0.3 INCH        PRICE              WI   PUBLIC

            STILL SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0600 PM     SLEET            MOOSE LAKE              46.45N 92.77W
12/25/2016  E0.3 INCH        CARLTON            MN   PUBLIC

            .

0715 PM     SLEET            1 NW MELLEN             46.33N 90.68W
12/25/2016  M0.1 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   PUBLIC

            ACCUMULATION OF 1/8" OF SLEET OVER AN HOUR
            AND A HALF. FREEZING RAIN OCCURRING AT THE
            TIME OF THE REPORT.

0545 PM     SLEET            5 SSE LIBBY             46.71N 93.29W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        AITKIN             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN. STILL
            LIGHTLY SLEETING WITH FREEZING RAIN AT THE
            TIME OF THE REPORT.

0730 PM     SLEET            3 N MAHTOWA             46.62N 92.63W
12/25/2016  M1.2 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MAJORITY OF PRECIPITATION WAS SLEET, HOWEVER
            THE 1.2 INCHES OF SLEET INCLUDES A MIX OF
            SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. SPOTTER REPORTS THAT
            FINE GRAIN SNOW OCCURRING AT THE TIME OF THE
            OBSERVATION. 0.46 INCHES OF LIQUID
            EQUIVALENT.

0900 PM     SNOW             4 ENE LUTSEN            47.67N 90.64W
12/25/2016  M2.0 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OVER THE PAST TWO
            HOURS. STILL SNOWING AT THE TIME OF THE
            OBSERVATION.

0830 PM     SNOW             1 ENE LITTLE MARAIS     47.41N 91.10W
12/25/2016  M2.6 INCH        LAKE               MN   COCORAHS

            TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OVER THE PAST 2
            HOURS. SNOW CHANGED OVER TO A MIX OF
            RAIN/SLEET AT THE TIME OF THE OBSERVATION.

0700 PM     SLEET            LESTER PARK             46.84N 92.02W
12/25/2016  E0.8 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC

            .

1230 AM     SLEET            LARSMONT                46.98N 91.75W
12/26/2016  M1.6 INCH        LAKE               MN   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL SLEET/FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW
            ACCUMULATION. LIGHTLY SNOWING AT THE TIME OF
            THE OBSERVATION.

1230 AM     SLEET            3 WSW LAKESIDE          46.65N 91.90W
12/26/2016  M0.4 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL SLEET/FREEZING RAIN/SNOW ACCUMULATION
            FOR THE STORM. OBSERVED A MIX OF SLEET AND
            FREEZING RAIN AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

1200 AM     SLEET            1 ESE INTERNATIONAL FAL 48.58N 93.39W
12/26/2016  M1.3 INCH        KOOCHICHING        MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            STORM TOTAL SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATION.
            LIQUID EQUIVALENT OF 0.5 INCHES. SNOWING AT
            THE TIME OF THE OBSERVATION. .

0745 PM     SLEET            2 E HOLYOKE             46.47N 92.35W
12/25/2016  M0.8 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MIXTURE OF SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.
            STILL SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0830 PM     SLEET            4 SSE HERBSTER          46.77N 91.24W
12/25/2016  M0.8 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            .

0745 PM     SLEET            GRAND VIEW              46.37N 91.11W
12/25/2016  E0.3 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   PUBLIC

            STILL SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0615 PM     SLEET            GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W
12/25/2016  M1.0 INCH        ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC

            STILL SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

1015 PM     SNOW             4 W GRAND MARAIS        47.76N 90.43W
12/25/2016  M4.0 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE APPROXIMATELY
            7 PM. SNOW/SLEET MIX REPORTED AT THE TIME OF
            THE OBSERVATION.

0745 PM     SLEET            GILE                    46.43N 90.22W
12/25/2016  M0.3 INCH        IRON               WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. OBSERVED
            A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AT THE TIME
            OF THE REPORT.

0715 PM     FREEZING RAIN    1 N FORT RIPLEY         46.18N 94.36W
12/25/2016  M0.16 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RAINING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0832 AM     FREEZING RAIN    ESKO                    46.71N 92.36W
12/25/2016  M0.00 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT GLAZE ON SURFACES.

1200 AM     SLEET            3 NE HERMANTOWN         46.84N 92.21W
12/26/2016  M1.6 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            TOTAL SLEET, SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN
            ACCUMULATION FOR THE STORM. HEAVILY SNOWING
            WITH FREEZING RAIN MIXED IN AT THE TIME OF
            THE OBSERVATION. OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS 1.0
            INCHES OF SLEET/FREEZING RAIN/SNOW
            ACCUMULATED WITH A LIQUID EQUIVALENT OF 0.5
            INCHES.

1200 AM     FREEZING RAIN    3 NE HERMANTOWN         46.84N 92.21W
12/26/2016  M0.15 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            STORM TOTAL ICE ACCRETION.

1000 PM     FREEZING RAIN    2 NW DULUTH             46.80N 92.15W
12/25/2016  M0.15 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TOTAL ICE ACCRETION OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS.

1000 PM     SLEET            2 NW DULUTH             46.80N 92.15W
12/25/2016  M1.4 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
            ACCUMULATION OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS. HAD 0.65
            INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT.

0945 PM     SLEET            3 NE HERMANTOWN         46.84N 92.21W
12/25/2016  M1.1 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            TOTAL SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN AND
            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 4 PM. SLEET MIXED
            WITH SNOW AT THE TIME OF THE OBSERVATION.

0900 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 13 NE SAND BAY          47.08N 90.73W
12/25/2016  M51 MPH          ASHLAND            WI   BUOY

            BUOY STATION DEVILS ISLAND /DISW3/.

0600 PM     SLEET            4 E CORNUCOPIA          46.85N 91.02W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STILL SLEETING AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0800 PM     SLEET            8 NNW COLERAINE         47.41N 93.49W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            .

0630 PM     SLEET            COLERAINE               47.31N 93.42W
12/25/2016  E0.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC

            RAIN/SLEET/ICE PELLET MIX.

0515 PM     SLEET            COHASSET                47.26N 93.62W
12/25/2016  E0.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC

            .

0915 PM     SLEET            1 N CLOQUET             46.73N 92.45W
12/25/2016  M2.0 INCH        CARLTON            MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            STILL SLEETING WITH A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN
            AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT.

0700 AM     FREEZING RAIN    2 WNW CLOQUET           46.73N 92.49W
12/25/2016  M0.00 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT GLAZE ON SURFACES.

0400 PM     FREEZING RAIN    3 SSW BRUNO             46.24N 92.68W
12/25/2016  U0.00 INCH       PINE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            FREEZING RAIN AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT. ICE
            COATING THE GROUND.

1000 PM     ICE STORM        BRAINERD                46.35N 94.19W
12/25/2016                   CROW WING          MN   911 CALL CENTER

            LOTS OF TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT CROW WING
            COUNTY DUE TO ICE. IN ADDITION, POWER
            OUTAGES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

0915 PM     FREEZING RAIN    1 ENE BRAINERD          46.36N 94.18W
12/25/2016  M0.30 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.3 INCHES OF ICE ON VEHICLES AND TREES.
            OBSERVER REPORTED LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION
            CONTINUING AT THE TIME OF THE OBSERVATION.

0515 PM     SLEET            8 S BLACKBERRY          47.07N 93.40W
12/25/2016  M0.3 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            .

0645 PM     SLEET            BENNETT                 46.45N 91.85W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   PUBLIC

            .

0900 PM     SLEET            ASHLAND                 46.58N 90.88W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FREEZING RAIN OBSERVED AT THE TIME OF THE
            REPORT.

0815 PM     SLEET            1 E ALBORN              46.97N 92.56W
12/25/2016  M1.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STILL SLEETING WITH FREEZING RAIN MIXING IN.

0530 PM     SLEET            AITKIN                  46.53N 93.71W
12/25/2016  E0.3 INCH        AITKIN             MN   PUBLIC

            SLEET MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN.

1000 PM     ICE STORM        AITKIN                  46.53N 93.71W
12/25/2016                   AITKIN             MN   911 CALL CENTER

            LOTS OF TREE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
            FREEZING RAIN AT THE SHERIFFS OFFICE AT THE
            TIME OF THE REPORT.

0715 PM     SLEET            3 E PAYNE               47.10N 92.53W
12/25/2016  M0.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL SLEET ACCUMULATION OVER THE PAST 5
            HOURS. IN ADDITION TO THE SLEET, FREEZING
            RAIN ALSO OBSERVED CAUSING A GLAZE OF ICE ON
            SURFACES.

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