National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Overview

On the morning of December 31, 2006 low pressure was located over south-central Iowa, which deepened over the next 12 hours and moved northeast into Wisconsin. Heavy snow fell in the afternoon from Cambridge through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, as well as to Fairmont and Blue Earth. Snowfall rates were up to 2 inches per hour and total snowfall was 8-10 inches from the western suburbs of the Twin Cities through Mankato and Blue Earth. Snowfall decreased by early evening over eastern Minnesota.