This may be the biggest snowstorm for the Twin Cities and much of south central Minnesota this season. Blizzard and winter storm warnings remain up until midnight. Check out real-time storm updates on the MPR News live weather blog.
Heavy snowbursts set up along the snow axis as expected. Snowfall rates between 1 and 3 inches per hour have been observed from the Twin Cities south.
So far Northfield, Owatonna, St. James, and Faribault have all reported at least a foot of snow. Waseca has tallied up an impressive 15 inches. It is still snowing in most of southern Minnesota.
Expect the heaviest snowfall rates through about 6-7 pm this evening. Snow will taper off from west to east later tonight. The Twin Cities will see a huge snowfall range as expected. A coating to 2" will be common in the far northwest Twin Cities. More than a foot will fall in the southeast metro. Snowfall totals between 5 and 10 inches will be common in the downtowns and central part of the Twin Cities.
Roads are in bad shape, especially south of the Twin Cities.
Let it snow!
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