Region Sees Wet, Heavy Snowfall, How Much Snow Fell Yesterday?
Roads were tough to travel, as snow fell throughout Minnesota yesterday. After everything was over, clean up began for our area and continued through this morning. Over 7" of snow fell in the Faribault-area, 9 inches of snow was reported in the Lakeville area, just East of New Prague saw the highest amount of snow coming in our area at 9.5" of the wet and heavy snow. Sedan, MN tops the list of snowfall at over 10". So how much snow did our area get? Here is a listing of area snowfall totals from the National Weather Service.
1 mile ESE of New Prague - 9.5"
1 mile SW Apple Valley - 9.1"
Lakeville - 9"
2 miles NE of Lakeville - 9"
Prior Lake - 9"
4 miles NE of Burnsville - 8.5"
2 miles NNW of Faribault - 8.5"
Red Wing - 8"
Farmington - 8"
Montgomery - 8"
1 mile East of Northfield 7.5"
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - 7.4"
Waterville - 7.2"
The Minnesota State Patrol tweeted out at 4:31 yesterday afternoon that there were hundreds of reported crashes and nearly 20 jack-knifed semis on Minnesota roads due to the snowfall.
I was driving south around 4:30 last night and counted at least 13 cars in the ditch between the Faribault Airport and the Hope exit on I-35 South. Super Trooper's actor Eric Stolhanske spent a better part of 3 hours stuck on the side of I-35 yesterday due to the snow, he went Live via Facebook and was also tweeting about his experience.
With rain in the forecast for Thursday in Southern Minnesota, what fell will be most likely washed away.