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Snow Expected Today and Again Wednesday

Snow is expected today with the best chance near the international border in Minnesota. Snowfall of 1-2 inches are expected with localized amounts of 3-5 inches possible. Snow is again expected on Wednesday, with significant accumulation possible, although details are uncertain at this point. Read More >

Overview

Heavy snow fell March 16, 2016 and continued into March 18, 2016 in northwest Minnesota then moving into eastern North Dakota. A foot of snow fell 5 miles SW of Baudette in Lake of the Woods county.  As the snow band moved to the west, many areas in eastern North Dakota received 1 to 3 inches which melted fairly quickly, but there were slick roads during the morning hours. This snow event was caused by a very slow moving area of low pressure near the surface coupled with plentiful moisture near the surface for mid March. 

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PRECIPITATION IN MINNESOTA...                                SNOWFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  BAUDETTE 5SW (LAKE OF THE WOODS).............................. 12.0
  BAUDETTE 4NW (LAKE OF THE WOODS).............................. 11.5
  ANGLE INLET (LAKE OF THE WOODS)............................... 10.0
  WILLIAMS 6N (LAKE OF THE WOODS)............................... 10.0
  WARROAD 1SE (ROSEAU)..........................................  7.5
  WARROAD 2W (ROSEAU)...........................................  6.8
  CAMP NORRIS DNR (BELTRAMI)....................................  6.0
  THORHULT (BELTRAMI)...........................................  4.5
  SALOL (ROSEAU)................................................  4.0
  BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)............................................  3.0
  TAMARC WMR (BECKER)...........................................  2.7
  TAMARAC WILDLIFE REFUGE (BECKER)..............................  2.7
  LANCASTER (KITTSON)...........................................  2.6
  ROSEAU (ROSEAU)...............................................  2.5
  DETROIT LAKES 6N (BECKER).....................................  2.5
  ROSEAU (ROSEAU)...............................................  2.5
  RED LAKE FALLS ON CLEARWATER RIVER (RED LAKE).................  2.2
  LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)...................................  2.0
  NEWFOLDEN (MARSHALL)..........................................  2.0
  GREENBUSH (ROSEAU)............................................  1.8
  TWIN VALLEY (NORMAN)..........................................  1.7
  PARK RAPIDS (HUBBARD).........................................  1.5
  ADA (NORMAN)..................................................  1.3
  WARREN 7NW (MARSHALL).........................................  1.2
  SEBEKA (WADENA)...............................................  1.0
  SEBEKA (WADENA)...............................................  1.0
  NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)...................................  0.5
  LAPORTE 3WNW (HUBBARD)........................................  0.5
  UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL)...................................  0.5
  OTTERTAIL (OTTER TAIL)........................................  0.5
  BATTLE LAKE 2S (OTTER TAIL)...................................  0.5
  RICHVILLE 6SW (OTTER TAIL)....................................  0.5
  MOORHEAD (CLAY)...............................................  0.4
  LAKE PARK 6S (BECKER).........................................  0.3
  PELICAN RAPIDS 6E (OTTER TAIL)................................  0.3
  BRECKENRIDGE 3SE (WILKIN).....................................  0.1

PRECIPITATION IN NORTH DAKOTA...                             SNOWFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  MICHIGAN UCOOP (NELSON).......................................  4.5
  PEMBINA (PEMBINA).............................................  4.2
  VALLEY CITY 2NW (BARNES)......................................  3.8
  PENN 6SE (RAMSEY).............................................  3.3
  CAVALIER (PEMBINA)............................................  2.0
  LANGDON EXP FARM (CAVALIER)...................................  2.0
  SARLES 5NE (CAVALIER).........................................  2.0
  STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY).........................................  2.0
  CANDO 5S (TOWNER).............................................  2.0
  NEW ROCKFORD (EDDY)...........................................  2.0
  SHARON (STEELE)...............................................  2.0
  ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)...........................  1.9
  GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS).................................  1.7
  OSLO 3WNW (WALSH).............................................  1.5
  LANKIN 6E (WALSH).............................................  1.5
  GRAND FORKS 3SSE (GRAND FORKS)................................  1.5
  ESMOND (BENSON)...............................................  1.5
  HAVANA (SARGENT)..............................................  1.0
  MAYVILLE (TRAILL).............................................  0.8
  FARGO 3NE (CASS)..............................................  0.7
  FARGO 3SSE (CASS).............................................  0.7
  WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS)........................................  0.6
  ASOS @ FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)...................................  0.5
  LISBON (RANSOM)...............................................  0.5
  MCLEOD (RICHLAND).............................................  0.5
  FARGO 5SW (CASS)..............................................  0.4
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND).........................................  0.3

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