Snow reports from Friday; a bright but chilly Saturday

Light winds today

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Snow reports from Jan. 14-15
National Weather Service

The official Friday snow total at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 3.7 inches.

I shoveled 3.2 inches of fresh snow from my sidewalk in the southwest corner of St. Paul. The National Weather Service tallied 4.6 inches in Chanhassen.

Here are some additional snow reports, all in Minnesota:

9 inches Madison, Marshall and Granite Falls

8.5 inches North Mankato

7.5 inches St. Peter

6.5 inches Owatonna

4.7 inches Victoria

Lake effect snow dropped 6.5 inches in Two Harbors and 7.7 inches at the Duluth Airport.

You can see a NWS plot of snow reports here. This is how the linked map looked this morning:

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Snow reports from Jan. 14-15
National Weather Service

You can hover over any data point on the linked NWS snowfall map to see the location and time of the snow measurement. You can also zoom in or slide to map to see more snow report details.

Road conditions

The State Patrol said it responded to more than 450 crashes on snow-covered Minnesota highways on Friday. The Patrol also reported more than 270 vehicles that went off the road and five jackknifed semis.

Updated Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News network, and you can see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Bright and cool Saturday

Nearby high pressure will give us plenty of cool sunshine today. Highs will be mainly in the teens:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Saturday winds will be light in most areas, but gusts of 18-26 mph are expected in northwestern Minnesota Saturday afternoon:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast wind gusts are in knots, with 20 knots equal to 23 mph.

An updated Updraft blog will be posted by 10 a.m. todayday, with a look at weather for Sunday and the week ahead.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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