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Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible Early - More Severe Weather This Evening?

Thunderstorms will bring periods of heavy rain to the region through the early morning hours, and repeat storms could result in flooding. In addition, other severe weather is possible this evening as yet another area of storms approaches. Read More >

Overview

On Monday, March 5th a potent winter storm moved into the area bringing a variety of hazards, including some icing, sleet, heavy snow, blowing snow, high wind, and even some blizzard-like conditions.

During the morning hours, a mix of freezing rain, sleet, rain, and snow impacted parts of the area.  Conditions worsened during the afternoon and evening as a band of heavy snow developed.  This brought quick accumulations, poor visibilities, and snow covered roads for the evening commute.  Many schools closed early and evening activities were cancelled in a lot of communities.

A general 4" to 8" of snow fell over mainly parts of southeast Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.  Snow amounts were lower south and north of there.

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24-hr Snowfall Analysis (March 5-6)
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