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A winter storm brought a prolonged period of winter precipitation to the region from Wednesday afternoon (Feb 6th) into Thursday evening (the 7th). A band of sleet and snow moved northeast across the region Wednesday evening, dropping a quick inch of wintry mix for many locations. Freezing drizzle moved in behind this band, continuing through the overnight. This then changed over to snow for most areas, with bands of heavy snow during the late morning into mid afternoon hours. As the snow was tapering off and ending, the winds started to pick up - becoming strong and gusty from the northwest for Thursday night. This resulted in blowing and drifting of the new fallen snow, especially across the open and unsheltered areas of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Visibilities were reduced under 1 mile at times. 

Two Day Snowfall
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