Record-setting snowstorm totals around the metro |

Record-setting snowstorm totals around the metro

Updated: October 21, 2020 10:23 AM
Created: October 21, 2020 10:01 AM

An October snowstorm moved through the state Tuesday, dropping more than a half-foot of snow across most of the metro area.

The storm dropped 7.4 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the earliest that much snow has ever fallen in Minnesota in a single day. It's also already the second-snowiest October on record, trailing only 8.2 inches that fell in 1991, KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said.

Many areas in the northern metro received around 6 inches of snow while Lakeville and some other southern Twin Cities suburbs got around 9 inches of snow. The western Minnesota town of Sedan got 10.8 inches.

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Some other snow totals from Tuesday include:

  • Ham Lake — 5.1 inches,
  • Maple Grove — 6.1 inches,
  • St. Paul — 6.3 inches,
  • Mounds View — 6.4 inches,
  • Jordan — 6.4 inches,
  • Minneapolis — 6.5 inches,
  • Waconia — 6.7 inches,
  • Chanhassen — 7 inches,
  • Northfield — 7.5 inches,
  • Eagan — 7.6 inches,
  • Bloomington — 7.9 inches,
  • Farmington — 8 inches,
  • Hastings — 8 inches,
  • Delano — 8 inches
  • Prior Lake — 9 inches.

The National Weather Service said widespread snow was possible again Thursday, with amounts as high as 8 inches forecast from southern North Dakota and northern South Dakota into northeastern Minnesota.

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