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Updated: Snowfall reports from around Minnesota

Dec 06, 2021 05:53AM ● By Editor
Traffic moves along snow-covered U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Minn., on Sunday.
Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation


From Minnesota Public Radio News - December 5, 2021

Many parts of northern Minnesota are reporting more than a foot of snow from the winter storm that moved across the region over the weekend.

The highest snow measurement reported to the National Weather Service in Duluth by a weather spotter was 17.2 inches, about 4 miles west of Grand Marais.

And some areas may have seen a bit more than that; the Weather Service also received a report of an estimated 18 inches of snow at Golden Eagle Lodge, off the Gunflint Trail about 20 miles north of Grand Marais.

Other top snow totals reported by spotters included 16 inches at Finland, 15 inches near Chisholm, and 14 inches in several locations: Hibbing, Bemidji, Lutsen, Wales and Solway.

Here’s a roundup of snowfall reports from weather spotters around Minnesota as of 9:30 a.m. Monday, as relayed by the National Weather Service. 

Light snow is still falling in parts of the region, so these may not be final snow totals.

  • 18 inches (estimate) - Golden Eagle Lodge, 20 miles north of Grand Marais

  • 17.2 inches - Grand Marais (4 miles W)

  • 16 inches - Finland

  • 15 inches - Chisholm

  • 14 inches - Hibbing, Lutsen, Solway, Wales, Bemidji

  • 13.5 inches - Hovland

  • 13 inches - Kelly Lake, Lake George, Two Harbors (2 miles WNW)

  • 12.3 inches - Keewatin

  • 12.2 inches - Brimson

  • 12 inches - Virginia, Iron Junction, Gilbert, Britt, Silver Bay, Cherry

    Traffic on a snowy highway
    Traffic moves along snow-covered U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Minn., on Sunday.
    Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • 11.8 inches - Aurora

  • 11.5 inches - Lavinia

  • 11 inches - Eveleth, Two Harbors, Calumet, Erskine, Taconite

  • 10.9 inches - Coleraine

  • 10.5 inches - Crookston, McKinley, Makinen

  • 10 inches - Embarrass, Cass Lake

  • 9.7 inches - Fisher

  • 9.6 inches - Marcell

  • 9.5 inches - Payne

  • 9.3 inches - Leonidas

  • 9 inches - Tofte, Grand Rapids, Cohasset

  • 8.7 inches - Federal Dam

  • 8.5 inches - Sawbill Lake, Fosston, Shevlin, East Grand Forks, Bovey

  • 8 inches - Blackberry, Mentor, Snowbank Lake, Palmers

  • 7.8 inches - Cook

    Traffic moves along a snow-covered highway
    Traffic moves along snow-covered U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Minn., on Sunday morning. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • 7.5 inches - Two Harbors (2 miles NW)

  • 7.4 inches - Babbitt

  • 7.3 inches - Orr

  • 7 inches - Brainerd, Wadena, Verndale, Becida, Rice Lake, Tower, Pine River

  • 6.9 inches - Duluth (airport), Kabetogama

  • 6.5 inches - Ely, Hewitt

  • 6 inches - Babbitt, Deer Creek, Ottertail, Frazee, Detroit Lakes, Menahga, Red Lake Falls, Park Rapids, Sea Gull Lake

  • 5.7 inches - Duluth (airport)

  • 5.6 inches - Crosby

  • 5.5 inches - Fergus Falls, Crosslake, Motley, Aitkin, Fredenberg, Kerrick, Baxter

  • 5.3 inches - New York Mills

  • 5.2 inches - Bertha, Isle, Malmo

  • 5 inches - Outing, North River, Pine Center, Vineland, Ironton, Kettle River

    Traffic moves along a snow-covered highway
    Traffic moves along snow-covered Interstate 35 on Sunday near Askov, Minn. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • 4.8 inches - Moose Lake, Nevis

  • 4.5 inches - Duluth (Lester Park), McGrath, Plummer

  • 4.4 inches - International Falls

  • 4.3 inches - Cuyuna, Willow River

  • 4.2 inches - Moorhead

  • 4.1 inches - Camp Ripley, Warba

  • 4 inches - Cloquet, Twin Valley, Sebeka, Nisswa, Mora, Buyck

  • 3.8 inches - Thief River Falls, Battle Lake

  • 3.7 inches - St. Cloud

  • 3.5 inches - Red Lake Falls, Rice

  • 3.3 inches - Tenstrike

  • 3.1 inches - Sawyer

  • 3 inches - Little Falls, Hinckley, Benson, Melrose, Ball Club, Kimball, St. Stephen, Sartell, Pine City

  • 2.7 inches - Long Prairie

  • 2.5 inches - Barnum, Cold Spring, Rush City, St. Joseph

  • 2.4 inches - Lancaster

  • 2.3 inches - Buffalo

  • 1.8 inches - Cambridge, Corcoran

  • 1.5 inches - Shakopee, Fridley

  • 1.3 inches - Richfield, North Branch, Watertown

  • 1.1 inches - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Woodbury, Chanhassen, Falcon Heights

To see the original report and read related posts, follow this link to the MPR News website. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/12/05/snowfall-reports-from-around-minnesota