Tuesday storm totals snowball; cold Wednesday on the way

4-8 inches fell across much of the Twin Cities region

Snowfall reports
Snowfall reports
Twin Cities National Weather Service office

Tuesday was that kind of a day around Minnesota.

Our Tuesday storm delivered plenty of snow to our region.

Monday evening’s short-range forecast models — including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s NAM 3k model and the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model — won the day over NOAA’s Global Forecast System and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts by predicting heavier snow bands setting up over the heart of the southern Twin Cities Tuesday.

Here are some select preliminary snowfall totals as we move into Tuesday evening.

Twin Cities area

  • Rosemount, 4.3 inches

  • Fridley, 4.5 inches

  • Golden Valley, 4.8 inches

  • Hugo, 5.5 inches

  • Stillwater, 5.8 inches

  • St Paul, near University of St. Thomas, 7.5 inches

  • Savage, 8 inches

  • Bloomington, 8 inches

  • Burnsville 8.5”

Greater Minnesota

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  • Duluth area, 2.1 inches

  • Rochester, 2.5 inches

  • Albert Lea, 3 inches

  • North Mankato, 7 inches

  • Brule River, Wis., 7 inches

  • St. Peter, 8.5 inches

Additional reports will filter in. You can see the updated snowfall reports map here.

Cold next

A wintry air mass blows in behind the system Wednesday. Highs will hover in the 20s across southern Minnesota with teens up north.

Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
Forecast high temperatures Wednesday.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

We warm gently into Friday when temperatures will soar into the 40s again in the south, with 30s up north.

Forecast high temperatures Friday
Forecast high temperatures Friday

The next significant chance for snowfall arrives early next week. And next week likely brings another shot of colder air that could be subzero in parts of Minnesota as we move into December.

NOAA 6 to 10-day temperature outlook
NOAA 6-10 day temperature outlook