Series of Snowfalls: January 9-11, 2017

24-Hour Snowfall Totals Ending January 11, 2017
24-Hour Snowfall Totals Ending January 11, 2017
Courtesy: Chanhassen National Weather Service

 

A series of snowfalls during the second week of January changed the character of the landscape in central and southern Minnesota.

The lingering memory of the icy snow pack from 2016 was covered up by a fresh blanket of snow that fell in a series of snow events. While they beautified the landscape, the timing was poor for rush hour. The first light event began during the afternoon of January 9 with about 1-2 inches of snow in the Twin Cities as the evening rush hour began. The second wave of snow was during the morning rush hour of January 10, with rain changing to wet heavy snow in far southeast Minnesota. The light snow tapered off in the early afternoon with some blowing and drifting snow and plummeting temperatures. Another quick inch or two of snow fell in the wee hours of the morning on January 11, and another round of shoveling commenced. Light snow tapered off by the late morning of the 11th. In the end, the Twin Cites saw five inches of snow over the course of the three days, with 3.4 inches at Rochester and seven inches of snowfall at St. Cloud. The median snow depth across the state increased to above the median for the date across central Minnesota.

The La Crosse National Weather Service has recap of the Snowfall from January 10, 2017.

Below is a list of snowfall reports gathered by the National Weather Service.

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1054 AM CST Wed Jan 11 2017

...Snowfall Reports From Past 24 Hours...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider
Chippewa Falls               8.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Willmar 5N                   7.9 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Elk Mound 1ENE               7.3 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Eau Claire                   7.2 in    0600 AM 01/11   OFFICIAL NWS OB
Holcombe                     7.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Rush City 3 NE               6.2 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Jim Falls 3 NW               6.0 in    0630 AM 01/11   COOP
Zumbrota                     5.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Lake City 1.2 NNW            5.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Orrock 2SE                   5.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
St. Michael 1E               5.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Augusta (RS)                 5.4 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Montevideo 1SW               5.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Big Falls Hydro              5.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Cedar Falls (Hydro Plant)    5.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Elk River                    4.8 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Stockholm 2NE                4.7 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
St. Cloud (SCSU)             4.7 in    0700 AM 01/11   UCOOP
Dresser 2 SSW                4.6 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Ladysmith  WTP               4.6 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Dawson                       4.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Red Wing (L/D 3)             4.5 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Goodhue                      4.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Hewitt 1NNW                  4.5 in    0730 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Milaca                       4.5 in    0730 AM 01/11   COOP
New Prague                   4.3 in    0721 AM 01/11
Balsam Lake 4 SE             4.2 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Long Prairie                 4.2 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Dassel                       4.1 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Roseville 1NW                4.0 in    0850 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Rice Lake                    4.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Sauk Rapids                  4.0 in    0810 AM 01/11
Rosemount (AG Exp Frm)       4.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Princeton 2WSW               4.0 in    1200 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
St. Paul U of MN             3.9 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Chaska                       3.7 in    0615 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Robbinsdale                  3.6 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Donnelly 2WNW                3.6 in    0730 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Minneapolis Dwtn (Miss R)    3.6 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Albertville                  3.6 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Chaska 2NW                   3.6 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Roberts                      3.5 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Edina 1SE                    3.5 in    0630 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Lakeville 2NNE               3.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Apple Valley 3ESE            3.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
North Branch 1 NNW           3.5 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Rice                         3.4 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Woodbury                     3.4 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Rockford                     3.4 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Montevideo                   3.4 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Eagan 1NW                    3.3 in    0650 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
St. Michael 2ENE             3.3 in    0630 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Little Falls                 3.3 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Minneapolis St Paul Apt      3.2 in    0600 AM 01/11   OFFICIAL NWS OB
Mendota Heights 2WNW         3.1 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Victoria 1WSW                3.1 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Golden Valley                3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Farwell 5N                   3.0 in    0815 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Mora                         3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Baldwin                      3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Stillwater 2 SW              3.0 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Roseville 2 WNW              3.0 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Watertown                    3.0 in    0415 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Bloomer                      3.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Long Lake                    3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Afton 1E                     3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Inver Grove Heights 1ENE     3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Melrose                      3.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
St. Cloud Airport            2.9 in    0600 AM 01/11   OFFICIAL NWS OB
Bird Island 7SSE             2.8 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Chanhassen NWS               2.8 in    0600 AM 01/11   OFFICIAL NWS OB
Onamia (RS)                  2.8 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
St. Peter 6WSW               2.8 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Saint Louis Park 2ESE        2.7 in    0720 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Victoria 2ENE                2.7 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Blaine 2NNW                  2.6 in    0615 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Osseo 1 W                    2.6 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Owatonna                     2.6 in    0630 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
4 WNW Monticello             2.5 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Stillwater 1NE               2.5 in    0651 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Boyceville 3NNE              2.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Anoka 1SE                    2.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Brooklyn Center 1E           2.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
New Prague                   2.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Golden Valley                2.5 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Edina 2 ENE                  2.4 in    0830 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Waconia                      2.4 in    0900 AM 01/11   UCOOP
Nerstrand 4E                 2.4 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Springfield 1NW              2.3 in    0600 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
St. Bonifacius 2ENE          2.3 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Prior Lake 1WSW              2.3 in    0530 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Silver Lake 1NNW             2.2 in    0730 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
2 E Brooklyn Park            2.2 in    0730 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Mankato 4E                   2.1 in    0700 AM 01/11   UCOOP
Ellendale                    2.1 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Richfield 1 WNW              2.0 in    0500 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Le Center 5NNW               2.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
South St. Paul               2.0 in    0655 AM 01/11
Owatonna                     2.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Morris (AG Exp Frm)          2.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
2 WNW Dayton                 2.0 in    0900 AM 01/11
Montgomery 3ENE              2.0 in    0530 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
1 WNW Dayton                 2.0 in    0900 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Nye 2E                       2.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Kimball 3N                   2.0 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Carlos 3WSW                  2.0 in    0630 AM 01/11   COOP
Hastings (L/D 2)             2.0 in    0600 AM 01/11   COOP
Waseca 1NNE                  2.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Onamia 4WNW                  1.8 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
North Branch 1WSW            1.8 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Redwood Falls                1.8 in    0630 AM 01/11   COOP
Veseli 1W                    1.8 in    0500 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Maple Grove 1N               1.7 in    0830 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
North St. Paul 1WNW          1.6 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Dassel                       1.6 in    0700 AM 01/11
Lester Prairie 2s            1.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Carver 1W                    1.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Gaylord                      1.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Jordan 1SW                   1.5 in    0530 AM 01/11   COOP
Faribault                    1.5 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Sveadahl 5NNW                1.4 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Canby                        1.4 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Waseca (AG Exp Frm)          1.3 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Bricelyn                     1.3 in    0700 AM 01/11   COOP
Blue Earth 1S                1.1 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
5 SW Foley                   1.0 in    0600 AM 01/11
Winnebago                    1.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COOP
Swanville 6NW                1.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Glencoe                      1.0 in    0800 AM 01/11   COCORAHS
Green Isle 1WNW              1.0 in    0700 AM 01/11   COCORAHS

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
817 AM CST Wed Jan 11 2017

...Snowfall Reports...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon
3 NNW Butternut              10.5 in   0600 PM 01/10   46.05N/90.53W
1 WSW Phillips               6.5 in    0800 PM 01/10   45.69N/90.41W
Cornucopia                   6.0 in    0334 PM 01/10   46.86N/91.10W
4 S Herbster                 6.0 in    0738 AM 01/11   46.77N/91.24W
7 E Phillips                 6.0 in    0745 PM 01/10   45.70N/90.25W
2 E Butternut                6.0 in    0515 PM 01/10   46.01N/90.46W
4 ENE Cornucopia             5.7 in    0600 PM 01/10   46.88N/91.02W
2 E Sarona                   5.0 in    0711 AM 01/11   45.72N/91.77W
Canyon                       5.0 in    0730 PM 01/10   47.04N/92.47W
3 W Bayfield                 5.0 in    0445 PM 01/10   46.81N/90.88W
Beaver Bay                   4.8 in    0240 PM 01/10   47.26N/91.30W
3 N Mahtowa                  4.6 in    0743 AM 01/11   46.62N/92.63W
2 E Butternut                4.5 in    0230 PM 01/10   46.01N/90.46W
3 W Phillips                 4.5 in    0300 PM 01/10   45.70N/90.46W
1 NW Mellen                  4.5 in    0730 PM 01/10   46.33N/90.68W
Park Falls                   4.5 in    0315 PM 01/10   45.93N/90.45W
1 NW Two Harbors             4.5 in    0300 PM 01/10   47.04N/91.69W
Oulu                         4.5 in    0545 PM 01/10   46.62N/91.53W
Gile                         4.4 in    0135 AM 01/11   46.43N/90.22W
1 SE Malmo                   4.1 in    0759 AM 01/11   46.32N/93.50W
1 E Duluth                   4.0 in    0130 PM 01/10   46.78N/92.10W
Bennett                      4.0 in    0330 PM 01/10   46.45N/91.85W
4.5 NW Canyon                4.0 in    0138 PM 01/10   47.10N/92.53W
2 ENE Baxter                 4.0 in    1115 AM 01/10   46.35N/94.24W
8 NNW Brantwood              4.0 in    0225 PM 01/10   45.67N/90.18W
3 SSW Bruno                  4.0 in    0154 PM 01/10   46.24N/92.68W
6 ESE Phillips               4.0 in    0110 PM 01/10   45.66N/90.28W
Spooner                      4.0 in    0300 PM 01/10   45.82N/91.89W
5 NW Duluth                  3.9 in    0600 AM 01/11   46.84N/92.21W
1 NNE Cloquet                3.9 in    0300 PM 01/10   46.74N/92.45W
3 NE Hermantown              3.7 in    0300 PM 01/10   46.84N/92.21W
21 N Grand Marais            3.6 in    0500 PM 01/10   48.06N/90.41W
Proctor                      3.5 in    0315 PM 01/10   46.74N/92.23W
4 ENE Lutsen                 3.5 in    0515 PM 01/10   47.67N/90.64W
2 SSW Kabetogama             3.4 in    0630 PM 01/10   48.41N/93.05W
1 W Silver Bay               3.2 in    0753 AM 01/11   47.29N/91.30W
3 N Mahtowa                  3.2 in    0343 PM 01/10   46.62N/92.63W
3 WSW Lakeside               3.1 in    0240 PM 01/10   46.65N/91.90W
6 SSW Gunn                   3.0 in    1053 AM 01/10   47.14N/93.52W
2 NNW Island Lake            2.8 in    0200 PM 01/10   47.04N/92.21W
7 SE Grand Rapids            2.8 in    0115 PM 01/10   47.14N/93.46W
2 NNE Cloquet                2.6 in    1148 AM 01/10   46.74N/92.45W
5 S Libby                    2.5 in    0345 PM 01/10   46.71N/93.31W
3 N Brainerd                 2.5 in    0730 PM 01/10   46.40N/94.19W
3 W Phillips                 2.5 in    1145 AM 01/10   45.70N/90.46W
1 SSE International Falls    2.4 in    1200 PM 01/10   48.58N/93.40W
5 NW Two Harbors             2.3 in    0215 PM 01/10   47.08N/91.75W
7 NW Two Harbors             2.3 in    0215 PM 01/10   47.11N/91.78W
Moose Lake                   2.0 in    0445 PM 01/10   46.45N/92.77W
Bennett                      2.0 in    1210 PM 01/10   46.45N/91.85W
1 N Cloquet                  2.0 in    1100 AM 01/10   46.73N/92.45W
25 E Ely                     2.0 in    0900 AM 01/10   47.93N/91.50W
Aurora                       2.0 in    0400 PM 01/10   47.53N/92.24W
3 W Iron Junction            1.5 in    0400 PM 01/10   47.42N/92.66W
2 WNW Island Lake            1.3 in    1019 AM 01/10   47.03N/92.24W
Island Lake                  1.2 in    0900 AM 01/10   47.02N/92.07W
1 NW Hurley                  1.0 in    1123 AM 01/10   46.46N/90.20W
14 W Isabella                1.0 in    0900 AM 01/10   47.59N/91.65W
2 NW Gary New Duluth         0.6 in    0900 AM 01/10   46.71N/92.23W
2 SSE Merrifield             0.5 in    0601 AM 01/11   46.43N/94.15W
4 ENE Deer River             0.5 in    0755 AM 01/11   47.36N/93.72W

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.
Last modified: January 13, 2017
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