Quick Burst of Snow Across Minnesota:
January 31 to February 1, 2006

A quick burst of snow began during the evening of January 31, 2006 continued through the early morning hours of February 1. There was a sharp cutoff to the snow across the Twin Cities with the northwest suburbs receiving the most snow. Plymouth picked up four inches with the Twin Cities airport only seeing .2 (two-tenths of an inch) The snow was occasionally mixed at times with sleet over the Twin Cities. Central and Northern Minnesota also saw several inches of snow.

Listed below are National Weather Service Statements about this snow event.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
208 PM CST WED FEB 1 2006
LAST EVENING AND THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS 
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.  

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE. THESE REPORTS WERE TAKEN BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND DEDICATED 
WEATHER OBSERVERS.
SNOWFALL REPORTS RECEIVED THROUGH 200 PM...

CITY                COUNTY              SNOW AMOUNTS (INCHES)
ONAMIA              MILLE LACS          5
ELK RIVER           SHERBURNE           5
OAK GROVE           ANOKA               5
CUMBERLAND...WI     BARRON              5
HAUGEN...WI         BARRON              5
MAPLE GROVE         HENNEPIN            4.8
FOREST LAKE         WASHINGTON          4.5    
NORTH BRANCH        CHISAGO             4
MORA                KANABEC             4
GLENWOOD            POPE                4
ANDOVER             ANOKA               4
PLYMOUTH            HENNEPIN            4
VINELAND            MILLE LACS          4
CAMBRIDGE           ISANTI              4
LITCHFIELD          MEEKER              3.8
WEYERHAEUSER        RUSK                3.7
CAMERON...WI        BARRON              3.3
NEW HOPE            HENNEPIN            3.2
FRIDLEY             ANOKA               3
MEDINA              HENNEPIN            3
CUSHING...WI        POLK                3
MORRIS              STEVENS             2-3 ESTIMATED 
DASSEL              MEEKER              2.9
ST CLOUD...SCSU     STEARNS             2.6
GOLDEN VALLEY       HENNEPIN            2.6
WATERTOWN           CARVER              2.2
ST. JOSEPH          STEARNS             2 
WILLMAR             KANDIYOHI           1-2 ESTIMATED 
WACONIA             CARVER              1.8
CHANHASSEN...NWS    CARVER              1.8 
MAPLEWOOD           RAMSEY              1.7
JIM FALLS...WI      CHIPPEWA            1.7
STANLEY...WI        CHIPPEWA            1.5
CLEAR LAKE...WI     POLK                1.5
CHASKA              CARVER              1.2
ST PAUL             RAMSEY              1.1
NEW LONDON          KANDIYOHI           1.0       
CHIPPEWA FALLS...WI CHIPPEWA            0.5
MINNEAPOLIS...ARPT  HENNEPIN            0.2



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
957 AM CST WED FEB 01 2006 THESE ARE ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS 
FROM COOPERATIVE AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS. 
NORTHEAST MINNESOTA              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH
ITASCA COUNTY
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BIGFORK/MARCELL...............   800 AM         2.0           M           M

CASS COUNTY
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GULL LAKE.....................   900 AM         2.6           M           M
PILLAGER 5N...................   830 AM         2.4           M           M
CROW WING COUNTY
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NISSWA 3NE....................   800 AM         2.0           M         7.0
BRAINERD 2E...................   930 AM         2.5           M           M

AITKIN COUNTY
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PALISADE......................  1000 AM         2.0           M           M
CARLTON COUNTY
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ESKO..........................   800 AM         4.2           M           M
WRENSHALL.....................   900 AM         3.2           M           M

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH
BAYFIELD COUNTY
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MASON.........................   930 AM         3.0           M           M
OULU..........................   900 AM         2.5           M           M

IRON COUNTY
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GURNEY........................   830 AM         4.0           M        16.0
MONTREAL......................   800 AM         4.0           M         6.0
SAXON.........................   900 AM         5.0           M           M
ASHLAND COUNTY
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20NE PARK FALLS...............   900 AM         5.0

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