Weather advisories expire, snowfall totals vary around state

Updated: February 17, 2020 10:22 PM

Most of the state saw light snowfall Monday evening, while other areas received higher, more localized amounts. 

KSTP meteorologist Wren Clair forecasted anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of accumulation in the Twin Cities, while southern Minnesota would see the heaviest amount of snow. 


According to Clair, as of 10 p.m., there was a total of 10.4 inches of snow in New Ulm, 8.5 inches in Nicollet, 6.5 inches in Mankato, 4.2 inches in Watertown, 4.7 inches in Maple Lake, 3 inches in Woodbury, 2.5 inches in Rogers and 2.4 inches in Apple Valley. 

Because of the snow, a winter weather advisory was declared for multiple Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties. A winter storm warning was also issued for Brown, Sibley and Nicollet counties. Those advisories expired around 9 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported a number of roads in southern and central Minnesota were completely covered with snow as of 9:30 p.m. Roads in the metro area were partially covered. 

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a total of 168 crashes throughout the state between 4 and 9:30 p.m. There were also a total of 174 vehicle spinouts, as well as two jackknifed semis. 

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