A truck is seen stranded in snowdrifts along Interstate 90 near Welcome, Minn., on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019, in an image from a MnDOT snowplow camera. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation
By Andrew Krueger of Minnesota Public Radio News - February 24, 2019
Here are listings of snow and wind reports from across Minnesota, as relayed by National Weather Service offices as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
While snow totals outside of southeast Minnesota are not particularly heavy, the gusty northwest winds have created significant snowdrifts along rural highways.
February 2019 is now not just the snowiest February on record in the Twin Cities — but also the sixth-snowiest month overall on record for the metro area; records go back to 1884.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has received 35.7 inches of snow so far in February, compared to 7.7 inches for an average February.
The snowiest month on record for the Twin Cities is 46.9 inches in November 1991.
Snowfall reports13.5 inches — Rochester13 inches — Kasson12.5 inches — Zumbro Falls12 inches — Lewiston, Minnesota City, Chatfield, Kellogg11.5 inches — Hayfield11 inches — Wabasha, Ellendale, Douglas10.5 inches — Rushford, Stewartville, Austin10.3 inches — Chester10 inches — Winona, Predmore9.8 inches — Peterson9.7 inches — Wykoff8 inches — Red Wing7.6 inches — Vasa7.2 inches — Bricelyn7 inches — Nerstrand5.5 inches — Caledonia5.2 inches — Miesville5 inches — Mabel, Owatonna, Montgomery4.4 inches — Hokah4 inches — Houston, Rosemount, Waseca, Kabetogama3.5 inches — Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport3.4 inches — Stacy, Grand Marais3.3 inches — North Branch3.1 inches — Richfield3 inches — Apple Valley, Mankato, Winnebago2.9 inches — Hastings, Mendota Heights2.6 inches — New Prague2.5 inches — Le Center, Shakopee, Mound, Cook2 inches — Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Watertown, Stillwater
Peak wind gusts:55 mph — New Ulm, Clara City54 mph — Redwood Falls, Baudette, Rochester52 mph — Willmar, Fairmont51 mph — Ellendale49 mph — Alexandria, Benson, Mankato, Blue Earth, Waseca, Kellogg48 mph — Eden Prairie, St. Cloud, Morris, Park Rapids, Stewartville47 mph — Sauk Centre, Crystal, Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls, Worthington46 mph — Cannon Falls, Litchfield, Owatonna, Madelia, Crookston45 mph — Granite Falls, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Warroad44 mph — Duluth airport43 mph — Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Red Wing