Heavy Snow: February 22-23, 2018

Winter Wonderland on the U of M St. Paul Campus: February 23, 2018
Winter Wonderland on the U of M St. Paul Campus: February 23, 2018
Courtesy: Minnesota State Climatology Office.

 

Snowstorm on February 22-23, blankets much of the state and creates a winter wonderland.

A snowstorm swept into southern and central Minnesota in the late afternoon on February 22, 2018 and continued in northeast Minnesota through the morning hours of February 23. Snow moved into the Twin Cities just before 7 PM on the 22nd and tapered off by 4am on the 23rd, leaving behind thick, shovel-able snow.

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul issued a snow emergencies. The Twin City Metro Area saw totals between 4-6 inches. Heavy snow was reported at the Twin Cities International airport at 11pm on the 22nd with visibilities down to a quarter of a mile. The official total from the Twin Cities International Airport was 5.6 inches. To the west, cities like Montevideo received heavier snowfall with totals up to 8 inches. Early morning commutes on the 23rd were slowed down but improved due to afternoon sunshine and high temperatures into the lower 30's. Bright sunshine followed the snow by late morning of the 23rd, displaying a winter wonderland.

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

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
904 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Snowfall Reports from February 22-23...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

...Minnesota...

...Anoka County...
East Bethel 4ENE             4.5 in    0400 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Anoka 1SE                    3.8 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Blaine 2NNW                  3.4 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Benton County...
5 NE Sauk Rapids             4.5 in    0130 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter
Rice                         4.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP

...Blue Earth County...
Mankato 4E                   6.2 in    0700 AM 02/23   UCOOP
Mankato                      4.5 in    0100 AM 02/23   Broadcast Media
Madison Lake                 2.0 in    0715 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Brown County...
Sveadahl 5NNW                4.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Sleepy Eye                   3.9 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Carver County...
Victoria 2ENE                4.6 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Chanhassen NWS               4.5 in    0600 AM 02/23   Official NWS Obs
Victoria 1WSW                4.4 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Chaska                       4.3 in    0616 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Waconia                      4.1 in    0600 AM 02/23   UCOOP
2 SSW Victoria               4.0 in    0801 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Watertown                    4.0 in    0415 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Chippewa County...
Montevideo                   5.8 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Chisago County...
North Branch 1NNW            4.2 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Dakota County...
Burnsville 3ENE              6.0 in    0615 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
1 NE Burnsville              6.0 in    0305 AM 02/23   Public
Rosemount                    5.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   Public
Burnsville                   5.5 in    0340 AM 02/23   Broadcast Media
Northfield 2NE               5.3 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Apple Valley 3ESE            5.2 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Rosemount (AG Exp Frm)       5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COOP
Hastings (L/D 2)             5.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
Rosemount 3W                 5.0 in    0743 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Farmington                   4.5 in    0730 AM 02/23   Public

...Douglas County...
Alexandria                   7.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Carlos 3WSW                  7.0 in    0530 AM 02/23   COOP
Alexandria                   7.0 in    0730 AM 02/23   Broadcast Media
Farwell 5N                   5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Faribault County...
Winnebago                    5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COOP
Wells                        4.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COOP
Blue Earth                   3.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Freeborn County...
Albert Lea 3SE               2.5 in    0800 AM 02/23   COOP

...Goodhue County...
Vasa 5NNE                    4.1 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Red Wing (L/D 3)             3.3 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
Nerstrand 4E                 3.3 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Red Wing 4W                  2.8 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Zumbrota                     2.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP

...Hennepin County...
Bloomington                  6.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   Public
Edina 1SE                    5.7 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport 5.6 in    0600 AM 02/23   Official NWS Obs
Bloomington 1 ESE            5.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Richfield                    5.3 in    0230 AM 02/23   Public
Long Lake                    5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Minneapolis Dwtn             5.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
Bloomington                  5.0 in    0515 AM 02/23   Public
2 SSW Edina                  4.8 in    0850 AM 02/23   Cocorahs
Eden Prairie                 4.6 in    0341 AM 02/23   Broadcast Media
Golden Valley                4.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Maple Plain                  4.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter
Golden Valley                4.0 in    0710 AM 02/23   Public
Maple Grove                  4.0 in    0300 AM 02/23   Public
Osseo 1W                     4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
1 W Maple Grove              3.8 in    0300 AM 02/23   Broadcast Media
Maple Grove 1N               3.8 in    0730 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Robbinsdale 1 ENE            3.8 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Isanti County...
Cambridge 3N                 4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
1 S Cambridge                3.5 in    0605 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter

...Kandiyohi County...
Willmar 5N                   6.4 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
5 N Willmar                  3.3 in    0830 PM 02/22   CO-OP Observer

...Lac qui Parle County...
Montevideo 1SW               8.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP

...Le Sueur County...
1 NW Le Center               4.9 in    0600 AM 02/23   Cocorahs
Waterville                   4.6 in    0406 AM 02/23   Public
Le Center                    3.5 in    1105 PM 02/22   Cocorahs

...Martin County...
Fairmont                     3.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...McLeod County...
Silver Lake 1NNW             5.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Hutchinson 5N                5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Glencoe                      4.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Lester Prairie 2S            3.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP

...Meeker County...
Dassel                       4.6 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Mille Lacs County...
2 NW Foreston                5.5 in    0735 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter
Princeton 1NE                4.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Morrison County...
Camp Ripley 4E               6.2 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Little Falls                 5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
1 SW Little Falls            5.0 in    0630 AM 02/23   Cocorahs
5 E Camp Ripley              3.7 in    1052 PM 02/22   Cocorahs

...Nicollet County...
North Mankato                4.0 in    0430 AM 02/23   Public
New Ulm 3SE                  3.8 in    0606 AM 02/23   COOP
1 ESE North Mankato          2.5 in    0950 PM 02/22   Broadcast Media

...Pope County...
Sedan                        7.7 in    0520 AM 02/23   Public
Villard                      6.3 in    0552 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter

...Ramsey County...
1 E White Bear Lake          5.7 in    0750 AM 02/23   Public
North St. Paul 1NNW          5.6 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Roseville 2WNW               4.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
St. Paul                     2.7 in    1148 PM 02/22   Public

...Redwood County...
Redwood Falls                3.8 in    0530 AM 02/23   COOP

...Renville County...
Lake Lillian 5SE             4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Bird Island 7SSE             3.4 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Rice County...
Montgomery 3ENE              6.0 in    0515 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Veseli 1W                    4.5 in    0500 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Scott County...
2 N Prior Lake               5.8 in    0720 AM 02/23   NWS Employee
1 SE Shakopee                5.5 in    0554 AM 02/23   Public
Jordan 1SW                   3.7 in    0530 AM 02/23   COOP

...Sherburne County...
Princeton 2WSW               5.1 in    0430 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Becker 2NNW                  5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
St. Cloud Airport            4.7 in    0600 AM 02/23   Official NWS Obs
Elk River                    4.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP
Orrock 2SE                   4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Stearns County...
St. Cloud (SCSU)             6.2 in    0600 AM 02/23   UCOOP
Melrose                      6.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COOP
Kimball 3N                   5.5 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
Kimball                      5.5 in    0605 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter
Cold Spring                  5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Albany                       4.5 in    0416 AM 02/23   Public
Paynesville 1SSW             4.3 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
St. Joseph                   4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Steele County...
Owatonna                     3.4 in    0630 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Ellendale                    2.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Stevens County...
Donnelly 2WNW                4.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Morris (AG Exp Frm)          4.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   COOP

...Todd County...
Long Prairie                 5.6 in    0600 AM 02/23   COOP
Staples                      4.0 in    1027 PM 02/22   Public

...Waseca County...
Waseca 1NNE                  4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Washington County...
Mahtomedi                    5.8 in    0418 AM 02/23   Public
3 N Birchwood Village        5.8 in    0710 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Woodbury                     5.4 in    0700 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Stillwater 1NE               5.0 in    0638 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Wright County...
4 ENE Annandale              5.0 in    0543 AM 02/23   Trained Spotter
5 NNE Maple Lake             4.9 in    0630 AM 02/23   Public
St. Michael 1E               4.5 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
St. Michael 2ENE             3.5 in    0630 AM 02/23   COCORAHS
Dayton 1WNW                  3.5 in    0800 AM 02/23   COCORAHS

...Yellow Medicine County...
Hanley Falls                 7.6 in    0845 AM 02/23   Public
Canby                        7.0 in    0745 AM 02/23   Public


Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1017 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Snowfall Reports As of 10 AM Friday February 23, 2018...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon
East Gull Lake               7.9 in    0800 AM 02/23   46.41N/94.35W
2 W Hayward                  7.8 in    0625 AM 02/23   46.01N/91.53W
3 W Clam Lake                7.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.17N/90.98W
Libby                        7.4 in    0800 AM 02/23   46.79N/93.32W
7 W Phillips                 7.0 in    0828 AM 02/23   45.69N/90.54W
Brainerd                     7.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.34N/94.21W
4 E Crosslake                7.0 in    0714 AM 02/23   46.69N/94.00W
Baxter                       7.0 in    0900 AM 02/23   46.35N/94.28W
Hayward                      7.0 in    0418 AM 02/23   46.01N/91.48W
2 NNE Hibbing                7.0 in    0742 AM 02/23   47.43N/92.92W
1 NNW Fort Ripley            6.9 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.18N/94.37W
4 ESE Casino                 6.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.40N/94.46W
2 NNE Lester Park            6.5 in    0600 AM 02/23   46.88N/92.01W
2 NW Motley                  6.5 in    0614 AM 02/23   46.37N/94.67W
2 NNW Mellen                 6.5 in    0615 AM 02/23   46.35N/90.67W
Fort Ripley                  6.3 in    0611 AM 02/23   46.17N/94.36W
2 NW Duluth                  6.2 in    0751 AM 02/23   46.80N/92.15W
7 N McGregor                 6.1 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.71N/93.29W
5 SSE Libby                  6.1 in    0836 AM 02/23   46.71N/93.29W
2 WNW Seeley                 6.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   46.13N/91.40W
Gordon                       6.0 in    0730 AM 02/23   46.25N/91.80W
3.5 SSW Cornucopia           6.0 in    0609 AM 02/23   46.80N/91.11W
Bayfield 9N                  6.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.94N/90.83W
2 W Leonidas                 6.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   47.46N/92.63W
Radisson                     6.0 in    0615 AM 02/23   45.77N/91.22W
6 NE Hertel                  6.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   45.88N/92.10W
Twig                         6.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.90N/92.37W
4 WSW Northwoods Beach       5.9 in    0926 AM 02/23   45.90N/91.48W
4 SW Gunn                    5.8 in    0500 AM 02/23   47.17N/93.52W
3 E Sand Bay                 5.8 in    0600 AM 02/23   46.94N/90.83W
Ashland                      5.7 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.58N/90.88W
4 ENE Cornucopia             5.6 in    0648 AM 02/23   46.88N/91.02W
11 W Drummond                5.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.30N/91.50W
5 NW Knife River             5.5 in    0816 AM 02/23   47.01N/91.84W
3 S Ashland                  5.5 in    0800 AM 02/23   46.55N/90.92W
2 WNW Stone Lake             5.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   45.86N/91.58W
Emily                        5.5 in    0653 AM 02/23   46.76N/93.96W
5 WSW Butternut              5.4 in    0630 AM 02/23   45.97N/90.60W
Keewatin                     5.3 in    0800 AM 02/23   47.40N/93.08W
Birchwood                    5.3 in    0711 AM 02/23   45.66N/91.55W
4 SSE Herbster               5.3 in    0657 AM 02/23   46.77N/91.24W
4 NNW Denham                 5.2 in    0927 AM 02/23   46.41N/92.98W
4 W Grand Marais             5.2 in    0700 AM 02/23   47.75N/90.44W
Madeline Island              5.1 in    0728 AM 02/23   46.78N/90.77W
Phillips                     5.1 in    0834 AM 02/23   45.69N/90.40W
2 WNW Duluth                 5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.79N/92.16W
Bruno 4s                     5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   46.24N/92.68W
3 N Butternut                5.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   46.05N/90.53W
Gary New Duluth              5.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.69N/92.21W
2 SW Lester Park             5.0 in    0756 AM 02/23   46.82N/92.06W
Pokegama Lk Dam              5.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   47.25N/93.59W
1 N Cloquet                  5.0 in    0813 AM 02/23   46.73N/92.45W
4 N Floodwood                5.0 in    0830 AM 02/23   47.00N/92.92W
2 SW Lester Park             5.0 in    0730 AM 02/23   46.81N/92.06W
1 W Bovey                    5.0 in    0850 AM 02/23   47.29N/93.42W
Ashland                      5.0 in    0506 AM 02/23   46.58N/90.87W
Duluth Airport               4.9 in    1000 AM 02/23   46.84N/92.21W
Holyoke                      4.8 in    0826 AM 02/23   46.47N/92.39W
Island Lake                  4.8 in    0900 AM 02/23   47.02N/92.07W
3 SSE Finlayson              4.8 in    0906 AM 02/23   46.17N/92.90W
Herbster                     4.8 in    0748 AM 02/23   46.83N/91.26W
1 NNE Duluth                 4.8 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.80N/92.11W
Kelly Lake                   4.8 in    0807 AM 02/23   47.42N/93.01W
Oulu                         4.7 in    0846 AM 02/23   46.63N/91.53W
Chisholm                     4.6 in    0645 AM 02/23   47.49N/92.89W
12 N Isle                    4.6 in    0800 AM 02/23   46.32N/93.50W
5 NE Arnold                  4.5 in    0737 AM 02/23   46.95N/92.04W
Gunflint Lake                4.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   48.17N/90.89W
3 W Woodrow                  4.5 in    1200 AM 02/23   46.40N/94.13W
Kettle River                 4.5 in    0803 AM 02/23   46.49N/92.88W
1 NE West Duluth             4.5 in    0725 AM 02/23   46.75N/92.17W
2 WSW Lutsen                 4.4 in    0700 AM 02/23   47.62N/90.76W
3 W Two Harbors              4.4 in    0700 AM 02/23   47.04N/91.75W
1 WNW Brainerd               4.3 in    0100 AM 02/23   46.36N/94.22W
Grantsburg                   4.3 in    0700 AM 02/23   45.77N/92.69W
Ely Usfs                     4.2 in    0730 AM 02/23   47.91N/91.83W
Winton                       4.1 in    0730 AM 02/23   47.93N/91.80W
Taft                         4.0 in    0630 AM 02/23   46.99N/92.31W
Embarrass                    4.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   47.66N/92.20W
4 N Amnicon Falls S.P.       4.0 in    0912 AM 02/23   46.66N/91.90W
Aurora                       4.0 in    0711 AM 02/23   47.53N/92.24W
Cook                         4.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   47.85N/92.69W
Wolf Ridge                   4.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   47.45N/91.22W
3 S Sawyer                   4.0 in    0732 AM 02/23   46.63N/92.63W
3 E Wright                   4.0 in    0600 AM 02/23   46.68N/92.95W
1 WSW Maple                  3.9 in    0700 AM 02/23   46.58N/91.75W
1 SW Shephard                3.8 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.20N/94.13W
2 SW Shephard                3.8 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.20N/94.13W
Celina 2E                    3.6 in    0815 AM 02/23   47.87N/93.03W
Motley                       3.5 in    0930 PM 02/22   46.34N/94.63W
Cass Lake                    3.5 in    0800 AM 02/23   47.38N/94.61W
4 NE Grand Portage           3.5 in    0700 AM 02/23   48.01N/89.62W
1 NW Chisholm                3.3 in    0250 AM 02/23   47.50N/92.89W
3E Orr                       3.1 in    0600 AM 02/23   48.06N/92.75W
2 WNW Woodrow                3.0 in    0930 PM 02/22   46.40N/94.12W
2 WNW Woodrow                3.0 in    0930 PM 02/22   46.40N/94.12W
Sturgeon Lake                3.0 in    0200 AM 02/23   46.38N/92.83W
Lutsen                       3.0 in    0741 AM 02/23   47.64N/90.71W
5 SSE Libby                  2.9 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.71N/93.29W
5 SSE Libby                  2.9 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.71N/93.29W
7 WSW Pine River             2.8 in    0130 AM 02/23   46.69N/94.54W
Gile                         2.5 in    0145 AM 02/23   46.43N/90.22W
Moose Lake                   2.5 in    1241 AM 02/23   46.45N/92.77W
1 SW Brainerd                2.0 in    0815 PM 02/22   46.34N/94.21W
Palisade                     2.0 in    0945 PM 02/22   46.71N/93.49W
1 SE Moose Lake              2.0 in    1200 AM 02/23   46.45N/92.76W
Esko                         2.0 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.71N/92.36W
Palisade                     2.0 in    0945 PM 02/22   46.71N/93.49W
25 E Ely                     2.0 in    0800 AM 02/23   47.93N/91.50W
Esko                         2.0 in    1115 PM 02/22   46.71N/92.36W
1 SW Brainerd                2.0 in    0815 PM 02/22   46.34N/94.21W
1 NNE Cloquet                1.8 in    1245 AM 02/23   46.74N/92.45W
3 N Amnicon Falls S.P.       1.6 in    1215 AM 02/23   46.66N/91.90W
1 WNW Kabetogama             1.6 in    0800 AM 02/23   48.45N/93.05W
Kabetogama General Store     1.0 in    0700 AM 02/23   48.41N/93.05W
Mercer                       1.0 in    1200 AM 02/23   46.17N/90.06W

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
230 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Additional Snowfall Reports Since 10 AM Friday, February 23, 2018...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon
2 N Barrows                  8.0 in    1154 AM 02/23   46.33N/94.25W
3 N Brainerd                 7.6 in    1100 AM 02/23   46.40N/94.19W
Brainerd 3 NE                7.6 in    1100 AM 02/23   46.43N/94.15W
2 N Trego                    7.5 in    1221 PM 02/23   45.93N/91.82W
Gile                         6.0 in    1135 AM 02/23   46.43N/90.22W
1 N Solon Springs            6.0 in    0127 PM 02/23   46.36N/91.82W
Embarrass                    6.0 in    1042 AM 02/23   47.66N/92.20W
Cotton                       5.8 in    1049 AM 02/23   47.17N/92.47W
6 SW Ino                     5.8 in    0134 PM 02/23   46.47N/91.26W
4 E Iron River               5.5 in    1125 AM 02/23   46.56N/91.32W
7 SSW Backus                 5.5 in    1254 PM 02/23   46.72N/94.55W
5 SW Solon Springs           5.5 in    0128 PM 02/23   46.30N/91.89W
4 SE Britt                   5.0 in    1120 AM 02/23   47.59N/92.51W
7 SW Grand Rapids            5.0 in    1056 AM 02/23   47.16N/93.63W
2 SW Hinckley                5.0 in    1048 AM 02/23   46.00N/92.96W
3 W Bayfield                 5.0 in    1047 AM 02/23   46.81N/90.89W
2 SW Two Harbors             4.8 in    1035 AM 02/23   47.01N/91.71W
1 SW Washburn                4.5 in    1210 PM 02/23   46.67N/90.91W
Ely                          4.5 in    0220 PM 02/23   47.91N/91.85W
1 SSE Remer                  4.5 in    1030 AM 02/23   47.05N/93.91W
1 NNE Cloquet                4.0 in    1233 PM 02/23   46.74N/92.45W
Intl. Falls                  1.0 in    1200 PM 02/23   48.58N/93.40W

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

with assistance by Climatology Volunteer Cara Foster

Last modified: February 23, 2018
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