Snow reports from around Minnesota

Fresh snow covers a highway
Fresh snow is seen along U.S. Highway 12 west of Atwater, Minn., on Sunday, in this view from a MNDOT traffic camera.
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Updated: 12:45 p.m.

Parts of central and western Minnesota saw more than a half-foot of snow on Sunday, as Saturday’s spring-like conditions were followed by a rapid return to winter to end February across much of the state.

As of midday Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation continued to report snow-covered highways from Pipestone and Windom north toward Benson, Willmar and Litchfield. While temperatures were falling, they remained warm enough — especially in the Twin Cities — for plows and salt to make quick work of the new snow.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported 55 crashes and 45 spinouts on state highways between 7 a.m. and noon on Sunday.

Find updated road condition information on MnDOT’s 511 site.

Snowfall reports as of 12:45 p.m. included 8.5 inches near St. Augusta, south of St. Cloud; 8.2 inches in South Haven; and 8 inches at Canby.

Traffic passes a vehicle spun out into the median
Traffic passes a vehicle spun out into the median along Interstate 94 near St. Cloud on Sunday morning.
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Other reports relayed by the National Weather Service included:

  • 7.5 inches - Willmar, Kimball

  • 7 inches - Atwater

  • 6.5 inches - Paynesville

  • 6 inches - Clearwater

  • 5 inches - Milaca

  • 4.8 inches - St. Francis

  • 4.5 inches - St. Cloud

  • 4 inches - Buffalo, Sauk Rapids, St. Joseph, Albany, Madison

  • 3.9 inches - Foreston

  • 3.7 inches - Bird Island, Montrose

  • 3.5 inches - Sartell

  • 3.2 inches - Dawson, Dassel, Maple Lake, Montevideo

  • 3 inches - Pipestone, Redwood Falls, Danube, Regal, Belgrade

  • 2.9 inches - Rice

  • 2.8 inches - Benson

  • 2.5 inches - Maple Plain

  • 2 inches - Lake Lillian, Melrose, Finlayson, Mora, Two Harbors, West Duluth, Moose Lake, Kettle River, Plato

  • 1.6 inches - Excelsior, Newport, De Graff

  • 1.5 inches - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Winthrop

  • 1.4 inches - Cloquet

  • 1.3 inches - Bloomington, Chanhassen, Edgerton, Orrock

  • 1 inch - Mankato

Find more forecast details on MPR Weather's Updraft blog.

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