Accumulating Snow Finished, Twin Cities Sees 2 Inches

Updated: 03/19/2014 11:02 AM
Created: 03/17/2014 2:54 PM
By: Jennie Olson

A late-season winter storm has dumped more than 9 inches of snow on central Minnesota.

The National Weather Service reports Collegeville had received 9.5 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon. Avon reports 9 inches of snow, Little Falls reports 8 inches, and Madison, New Munich and Mora report 7 inches.

Interstate 94 eastbound near Opportunity Drive in St. Cloud was closed for about an hour midday Tuesday due to multiple crashes as the road became slippery due to snow and ice.

Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says 2.3 inches of new snow fell at the official site of the Twin Cities at MSP, bringing the total snow this season to 60.9 inches, which is about a foot above normal to date.

Skies will slowly clear and the sun will make an appearance, boosting temperatures well into the 30s, Ken says.

Make sure to fill the wiper fluid Wednesday, Ken says; it will be sloppy out there with all the melting that will be going on.

Quiet weather with just a bit of light snow on Friday is in the extended forecast into the weekend, and a big and cold area of fair weather will settle into the Upper Midwest for the weekend.

Find your neighborhood forecast here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Douglas; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Sibley; Stevens; Swift; Yellow Medicine
Expires: 8/22/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Blue Earth; Le Sueur; Rice; Scott; Steele; Waseca
Expires: 8/22/2014 10:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

87° | 68°
  • Feels like: 72° F
  • Wind: NNW 10mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Sat Occasional showers possible
    84° | 70°
  • Sun Scattered thunderstorms possible
    86° | 64°
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    76° | 60°
  • Tue A few thunderstorms possible
    74° | 56°