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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.

24-hr Snowfall Analysis (March 5-6)
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