New Year's Eve Winter Storm
December 31, 2006

A large, lumbering storm system moved through the Upper Midwest on New Year's Eve Day, bringing with it large amounts of precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, and snow. Precipitation totals topped one inch in many southern and eastern Minnesota communities. Elsewhere, precipitation totals were greater than one half inch. Many single-day all-time precipitation records were set for December 31. In some areas, the rain changed to snow early enough in the day to lead to signficant snowfall accumulation. A swath of at least six inches of snow extended from the Fairmont area, north through the western Twin Cities suburbs, through Cambridge and Mora, and into the Iron Range and Minnesota's Arrowhead region.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1016 AM CST MON JAN 01 2007
...HEAVY SNOW OVER PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL INTO CENTRAL MINNESOTA
  NEW YEARS EVE...

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   ------- 
10.00   MANKATO                 MN  BLUE EARTH       0925 PM                  
LIQUID EQUIVALENT REPORTED AT 1.07 INCHES  
10.00  WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0746 PM  
                 REPORTED BY NOHRSC EMPLOYEE
8.00   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0945 PM         
8.00   DEEPHAVEN                MN  HENNEPIN         0745 PM   
7.50   1 SW DELANO              MN  WRIGHT           0700 PM   
7.50   BUFFALO                  MN  WRIGHT           0607 PM   
7.50   2 N MONTROSE             MN  WRIGHT           0333 PM   
7.40   CHASKA                   MN  CARVER           0518 PM   
7.00   ZIMMERMAN                MN  SHERBURNE        1159 PM   
7.00   PLYMOUTH                 MN  HENNEPIN         0945 PM   
7.00   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           0730 PM   
7.00   CORCORAN                 MN  HENNEPIN         0700 PM   
7.00   ST MICHAEL               MN  WRIGHT           0530 PM   
7.00   HENDERSON                MN  SIBLEY           0518 PM   
7.00   JANESVILLE               MN  WASECA           0518 PM   
7.00   HENDERSON                MN  SIBLEY           0505 PM   
7.00   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0330 PM   
6.00   PRINCETON                MN  MILLE LACS       1159 PM   
6.00   SHAKOPEE                 MN  SCOTT            1050 PM   
6.00   MINNESOTA LAKE           MN  FARIBAULT        0630 PM   
6.00   ST PETER                 MN  NICOLLET         0253 PM   
6.00   AMBOY                    MN  BLUE EARTH       0253 PM   
5.70   ROCKFORD                 MN  HENNEPIN         0945 PM   
5.70   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0941 PM           
MEASURED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER                        
             SERVICE OFFICE.
5.50   MORA                     MN  KANABEC          1100 PM   
5.50   HUTCHINSON               MN  MCLEOD           0850 PM   
5.50   BURNSVILLE               MN  DAKOTA           0815 PM
       REPORTED BY METEOROLOGISTS AT
                DTN/METEOROLOGIX
5.50   NORWOOD/YOUNG AMERICA    MN  CARVER           0208 PM   
5.00   8 ENE WARMAN             MN  KANABEC          0434 PM     
5.00   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           0215 PM   
4.50   MAPLE GROVE              MN  HENNEPIN         0545 PM   
4.30   RAMSEY                   MN  ANOKA            0745 PM   
4.30   NEW BRIGHTON             MN  RAMSEY           0725 PM   
4.00   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0948 PM   
4.00   APPLE VALLEY             MN  DAKOTA           0935 PM   
4.00   ST JAMES                 MN  WATONWAN         0544 PM   
4.00   LEWISVILLE               MN  WATONWAN         0344 PM   
3.80   5 SSW EAST BETHEL        MN  ANOKA            1100 PM                  
CITY OF OAK GROVE
3.70   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          1103 PM   
3.50   CANNON FALLS             MN  GOODHUE          1233 AM   
3.50   EDINA                    MN  HENNEPIN         0745 PM 
REPORTED ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN
3.30   APPLE VALLEY             MN  DAKOTA           0648 PM
3.00   RICHFIELD                MN  HENNEPIN        0239 AM   
3.00   CUSHING                  WI  POLK             0100 AM   
3.00   MORRISTOWN               MN  RICE             1100 PM   
3.00   FARMINGTON               MN  DAKOTA           0849 PM                  
REPORTED AT THE CWSU
3.00   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0741 PM   
3.00   BROWNTON                 MN  MCLEOD           0700 PM     
3.00   ANNANDALE                MN  WRIGHT           0600 PM     
3.00   11 N MORA                MN  KANABEC          0235 PM   
2.50   PINE ISLAND              MN  GOODHUE          1234 AM   
2.50   5 S FARMINGTON           MN  DAKOTA           0921 PM   
2.50   OAK PARK                 MN  ANOKA            0700 PM   
2.50   DEEPHAVEN                MN  HENNEPIN         0305 PM   
2.50   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0305 PM   
2.40   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0315 PM   
2.30   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           1159 PM   
2.20   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0806 PM   
2.00   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          1234 AM     
2.00   3 SW GIBBON              MN  SIBLEY           0344 PM   
2.00   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         0230 PM   
2.00   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0200 PM   
2.00   HENDERSON                MN  SIBLEY           0127 PM   
2.00   VESTA                    MN  REDWOOD          1156 AM   
1.50   TURTLE LAKE              WI  BARRON           0425 AM   
1.50   FRIDLEY                  MN  ANOKA            1003 PM   
1.50   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0832 PM      
1.50   COKATO                   MN  WRIGHT           0208 PM   
1.50   JANESVILLE               MN  WASECA           0132 PM   
1.50   5 N STACY                MN  CHISAGO          0845 AM   
1.40   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0141 PM   
1.30   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0132 AM   
1.20   2 W FOLEY                MN  BENTON           0318 PM   
1.00   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0420 AM   
1.00   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          0809 AM   
1.00   MILROY                   MN  REDWOOD          0804 AM   
0.70   LADYSMITH                WI  RUSK             0427 AM   
0.50   BARRON                   WI  BARRON           0423 AM   
0.50   MONTEVIDEO               MN  CHIPPEWA         1002 AM   
0.50   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             0830 AM     
0.30   8 S GRANITE FALLS        MN  YELLOW MEDICINE  0835 AM
National Weather Service Forecast Office summaries of the New Year's Eve Day storm:

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