National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A long duration snowfall event began on December 10th and lasted through December 11th.  Up to 12" of snow fell in western Minnesota, and widespread amounts of greater than 6" were observed across southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

The Twin Cities set a new daily snowfall record on December 10th with 2.0" of snow, breaking the old record of just 1.8".  

Snowfall totals from the 4 main climates sites in southern and central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -  7.1"
St. Cloud, MN -  3.6"
Chanhassen, MN -  9.1"
Eau Claire, WI -  5.0"

 



...Snowfall Reports from the December 10-11 Storm...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date
1 NE Redwood Falls           12.1 in   0630 AM 12/11
Montgomery                   11.0 in   1000 AM 12/11
Granite Falls                10.0 in   0930 AM 12/11
Canby                        10.0 in   0800 AM 12/11
Sacred Heart                 10.0 in   1045 AM 12/11
1 E Faribault                9.5 in    1030 AM 12/11
3 NE Morristown              9.5 in    1100 AM 12/11
Chanhassen                   9.1 in    0600 PM 12/11
Pine Island                  9.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
1 N Northfield               9.0 in    1030 AM 12/11
Canby                        8.5 in    0930 AM 12/11
Northfield                   8.5 in    1200 PM 12/11
Winthrop                     8.5 in    0758 AM 12/11
1 SW Shakopee                8.5 in    0930 AM 12/11
New Ulm                      8.5 in    0830 AM 12/11
2 W New Prague               8.3 in    0945 AM 12/11
Red Wing 3SE                 8.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
Kenyon                       8.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
Eden Prairie                 8.0 in    1100 AM 12/11
Vesta                        8.0 in    1234 PM 12/11
Madison                      8.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
1 N St. Peter                8.0 in    0930 AM 12/11
Montevideo 1SW               8.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
1 WSW Victoria               8.0 in    0700 PM 12/11
Nerstrand 4E                 7.6 in    0700 AM 12/11
Chanhassen 2SE               7.5 in    0800 AM 12/11
5 SW Long Lake               7.5 in    1030 AM 12/11
Farmington                   7.5 in    1000 AM 12/11
Waconia                      7.3 in    1100 AM 12/11
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport 7.1 in    0600 PM 12/11
2 NNW Eagan                  7.1 in    0220 PM 12/11
2 NE Eden Prairie            7.0 in    0830 AM 12/11
2 E Bloomington              7.0 in    1045 AM 12/11
Owatonna                     7.0 in    0845 AM 12/11
1 W Delano                   7.0 in    1100 AM 12/11
Savage                       7.0 in    0848 AM 12/11
3 NNW Richfield              7.0 in    1115 AM 12/11
Minneapolis 2 SSE            7.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
2 WNW Mendota Heights        7.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
Faribault                    7.0 in    0830 AM 12/11
2 NW Lakeville               7.0 in    1012 AM 12/11
3 WSW St. Paul               7.0 in    1100 AM 12/11
Mounds View                  6.8 in    0730 PM 12/11
Red Wing                     6.8 in    0324 PM 12/11
Crow Rvr South Fork          6.7 in    0800 AM 12/11
Maple Plain                  6.7 in    1115 AM 12/11
Watertown                    6.7 in    0845 AM 12/11
1 SW Edina                   6.7 in    0900 AM 12/11
Edina 1SW                    6.7 in    0858 AM 12/11
1 SE Edina                   6.5 in    1100 AM 12/11
Burnsville                   6.5 in    1000 AM 12/11
Maple Grove                  6.5 in    1015 AM 12/11
St. Peter                    6.5 in    0140 AM 12/11
Winsted                      6.5 in    1200 PM 12/11
1 SW Chanhassen              6.4 in    0600 AM 12/11
Minneapolis 3 SE             6.4 in    0800 AM 12/11
2 WNW St. Paul               6.3 in    1100 AM 12/11
Boyceville                   6.3 in    0255 PM 12/11
Inver Grove Height 1 WSW     6.2 in    0745 AM 12/11
Rosemount                    6.1 in    0730 AM 12/11
1 SE St. Louis Park          6.0 in    0100 PM 12/11
Cokato                       6.0 in    0450 PM 12/11
Mankato                      6.0 in    0630 AM 12/11
4 N Victoria                 6.0 in    0100 PM 12/11
Darwin                       6.0 in    0830 AM 12/11
2 WSW Minneapolis            5.8 in    0315 PM 12/11
Golden Valley                5.8 in    0700 AM 12/11
Plymouth                     5.8 in    1000 AM 12/11
2 NE Montrose                5.8 in    1030 AM 12/11
St. Paul                     5.8 in    0830 AM 12/11
Maple Grove 1N               5.7 in    1045 AM 12/11
2 N St. Paul                 5.6 in    1000 AM 12/11
Lakeland 2WNW                5.5 in    1000 AM 12/11
St. Louis Park               5.5 in    0830 AM 12/11
Menomonie                    5.5 in    0900 AM 12/11
Minneapolis 2 ESE            5.5 in    0900 AM 12/11
Bricelyn                     5.5 in    0700 AM 12/11
Fridley                      5.5 in    0445 PM 12/11
3 W St. Paul                 5.5 in    0700 AM 12/11
Stillwater 2 SW              5.4 in    0800 AM 12/11
Woodbury                     5.3 in    0930 AM 12/11
Coon Rapids 1 SW             5.3 in    1000 AM 12/11
New Hope 1.9 S               5.2 in    0700 AM 12/11
River Falls 1S               5.1 in    0700 AM 12/11
Eau Claire, WI               5.0 in    0600 PM 12/11
Durand                       5.0 in    0950 AM 12/11
Lakeville                    5.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
White Bear Lake              5.0 in    0830 AM 12/11
Richfield                    5.0 in    0745 AM 12/11
Springfield 1NW              5.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
Comfrey                      5.0 in    0830 AM 12/11
Blaine                       5.0 in    0350 PM 12/11
Sherburn 3WSW                5.0 in    0730 AM 12/11
Albert Lea                   5.0 in    1000 AM 12/11
Sherburn                     5.0 in    1100 AM 12/11
Osseo 1 NW                   5.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
Ham Lake  2E                 4.9 in    0900 AM 12/11
Rockford                     4.6 in    0700 AM 12/11
1 W Delano                   4.5 in    0700 AM 12/11
Becker 2 NNW                 4.5 in    0800 AM 12/11
Chippewa Falls               4.5 in    0800 AM 12/11
Altoona                      4.3 in    0520 PM 12/11
Ellsworth 1E                 4.2 in    0700 AM 12/11
1 SW Chanhassen              4.1 in    0708 AM 12/11
Cannon Falls                 4.0 in    0400 AM 12/11
Haugen                       4.0 in    0423 PM 12/11
Rogers                       4.0 in    1100 AM 12/11
Annandale                    4.0 in    1000 AM 12/11
Glencoe 3WSW                 3.8 in    0730 AM 12/11
Fairmont                     3.7 in    0700 AM 12/11
St. Cloud Airport            3.6 in    0600 PM 12/11
Spicer 3 WSW                 3.5 in    0700 AM 12/11
3 E Princeton                3.3 in    0340 PM 12/11
Foley                        3.0 in    1015 AM 12/11
Augusta 4NW                  3.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
2 E Princeton                2.7 in    0900 AM 12/11
Wild River (State Pk)        2.5 in    0800 AM 12/11
Cambridge                    2.5 in    1200 PM 12/11
Cambridge 3N                 2.3 in    0700 AM 12/11
Swanville 6NW                2.0 in    0900 AM 12/11
Rush City 3 NE               2.0 in    0700 AM 12/11
Harris 5 WNW                 2.0 in    0800 AM 12/11
Hewitt 1NNW                  1.8 in    0915 AM 12/11
Onamia 4WNW                  1.3 in    0940 AM 12/11