The Gentle Heavy Snow of March 8-9, 1999

The snowstorm that hit central and southern Minnesota on March 8th-9th, 1999 dropped heavy snow in many areas. The 16 inches measured at the Twin Cities International Airport ties for the tenth place for the all-time snowfall since 1884. Below you will find various statements issued by the National Weather Service regarding this event.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...ADDITIONAL REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
243 PM CST TUE MAR 9 1999
 
LIGHT SNOW CONTINUED TO ACCUMULATE OVER THE EASTERN SECTION OF 
MINNESOTA INTO WISCONSIN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.  SO FAR ACCUMULATIONS 
HAVE BEEN LIGHT IN RETROPECT TO HEAVY SNOW TOTALS YESTERDAY.  
SNOWFALL TOTALS SINCE THIS MORNING HAVE VARIED FROM A FEW TENTHS OF 
AN INCH TO LITTLE LESS THAN TWO INCHES NEAR THE MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN 
BORDER.  

CENTRAL MINNESOTA RECEIVED THE BRUNT OF THE SNOW WITH AMOUNTS 
VARYING FROM 13 TO 17 INCHES IN AND AROUND THE TWIN CITIES.  
ELSEWHERE...SNOW AMOUNTS RANGE FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS THE 
SOUTHERN HALF OF MINNESOTA WITH AMOUNTS IN THE 4 TO 7 INCH RANGE 
OVER WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW ISOLATED 
AMOUNTS EXCEEDING TEN INCHES.  HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL AND CURRENT 
SNOWFALL TOTALS AS OF NOON TODAY.    

TWIN CITIES ARPT...16
BLOOMINGTON........16 TO 17 *WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEE*
CHANHASSEN.........13
MANKATO............8 TO 10
FOLEY..............10
WASECA.............10
HUTCHINSON.........10 TO 12
ALBERT LEA.........9.5
FAIRMONT...........8 TO 9 
NEW ULM............10
ALEXANDRIA.........6 TO 8
MONTEVIDEO.........8
LONG PRAIRIE.......8
BLUE EARTH.........8.5   
SPRING LAKE PARK...14
LITTLE FALLS.......8
VESTA..............8
EDEN VALLEY........9
WACONIA............14
SAVAGE.............13
BLOOMER............3
COKATO.............11.2
RICHFIELD..........14
STEWART............8
SW MINNEAPOLIS.....14
NORTH BRANCH.......13
FARIBAULT..........9
NEW PRAGUE.........14
FRIDLEY............14
LAFAYETTE..........11
GLENWOOD...........6
ST PETER...........11
HENDERSON..........12 TO 14
GOLDEN VALLEY......14
BUFFALO............10
WILLMAR............9
ZIMMERMAN..........11
CAMBRIDGE..........10
PRINCETON..........12
RICE...............10
ONAMIA.............6
STILLWATER.........12.5
FOREST LAKE........15
RED WING...........9   


     ...WISCONSIN...

EAU CLAIRE.....4.5
CHIPPEWA.......4.5
LADYSMITH......3 TO 4
RICE LAKE......6
ELLSWORTH......12
DURAND.........12  
STANLEY........4
MENOMONIE......6.5
NEW RICHMOND...13


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
830 AM CST TUE MAR 9 1999

THE FOLLOWING ARE SNOWFALL REPORTS CALLED IN BY SPOTTERS AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT CENTERS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST WISCONSIN 
FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS UP TO 800AM THIS MORNING.
        

      NORTHEAST MINNESOTA

                            SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH

NWS DULUTH.................... 7.1  /  16 INCHES
INTERNATIONAL FALLS........... 3.9  /   5 INCHES
TOWER 3 S..................... 2.0  /  12 INCHES
AITKIN........................ 4.0  /   M INCHES
TWO HARBORS 2NW...............11.0  /  28 INCHES
GRAND MARAIS.................. 4.0  /   M INCHES
CASS LAKE..................... 2.5  /   M INCHES
CROSBY........................ 6.5  /   M INCHES
LUTSEN........................ 6.0  /  26 INCHES
FLOODWOOD..................... 6.0  /  14 INCHES
PINE CITY.....................11.0  /   M INCHES
SILVER BAY....................10.0  /   M INCHES
GRAND RAPIDS.................. 9.0  /   M INCHES
LITTLR BOWSTRING LAKE......... 5.0  /   M INCHES


      NORTHWEST WISCONSIN   SNOWFALL/SNOW DEPTH

BUTTERNUT..................... 1.0  /  11 INCHES
BAYFIELD 6N................... 2.0  /  15 INCHES
SIREN......................... 5.0  /   M INCHES
SUPERIOR...................... 6.0  /   M INCHES
HAYWARD....................... 4.0  /   M INCHES
SPOONER....................... 6.0  /   M INCHES
GRANTSBURG.................... 7.0  /   M INCHES
DANBURY....................... 4.0  /   M INCHES
GORDON........................ 2 0  /  11 INCHES
BAYFIELD FISH HATCHERY........ 3.0  /   M INCHES



RECORD EVENT REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
115 AM CST TUE MAR 9 1999

...A COUPLE OF NEW DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET YESTERDAY...
YESTERDAY...12.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED IN THE TWIN CITIES. 
THIS IS A NEW DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR MARCH 8.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS...5.7 IN 1928.

YESTERDAY 0.94 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED IN THE TWIN CITIES. 
THIS IS A NEW DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR MARCH 8. 
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS...0.80 IN 1990.