Still More Snow: December 30, 2008

Yet another potent winter storm dropped a band of moderate to heavy snow across Minnesota. This latest storm moved from Montana on Monday, December 29 to northeast Iowa by the afternoon of Tuesday, December 30. The snow began just after midnight in west central Minnesota then slid to the east. The area that received the most snow was roughly along I-94 from Fargo to St. Cloud, then eastward to Rush City. The highest snow total reported from this latest storm in Minnesota was 15.7 inches seven miles south of Hillman in Morrison County. The snow fell as large fluffy flakes where it was snowing the heaviest and this helped to increase snow fall totals.

There has now been measurable snow in the Twin Cities on 15 days in December including the snow on December 30. Measurable snow normally happens on 9 days of the month. The most days there has been measurable snow in December in the Twin Cities since 1948 is 19 days in December 1969.

National Weather Service Offices in the region posted stories about this winter storm.

Duluth
Grand Forks

Below are Public Information Statements on the storm from National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
934 PM CST TUE DEC 30 2008

...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM TUESDAY DECEMBER 30TH...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE PRODUCED PROLONGED MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW BANDS ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND THE U.S. HIGHWAY
8 CORRIDOR OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY.

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
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
15.70   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0333 PM
14.50   HEWITT                   MN  TODD             0546 PM
14.50   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0316 PM
14.30   6 NW RICE LAKE           WI  BARRON           0608 PM
14.00   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         0401 PM
14.00   2 W RUSH CITY            MN  CHISAGO          0253 PM
11.00   2 N NORTH BRANCH         MN  CHISAGO          1253 PM
10.50   RICE LAKE                WI  BARRON           0533 PM
10.00   2 S BRUCE                WI  RUSK             0456 PM
10.00   7 NNW OGILVIE            MN  KANABEC          0209 PM
10.00   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          0122 PM
10.00   2 S RICE LAKE            WI  BARRON           1259 PM
 9.50   CAMBRIDGE                MN  ISANTI           0249 PM
 9.00   3 N ST ROSA              MN  TODD             1241 PM
 8.50   2 W FOLEY                MN  BENTON           0313 PM
 8.50   OSCEOLA                  WI  POLK             0312 PM
 8.00   STAPLES                  MN  TODD             0535 PM
 8.00   10 SW CAMBRIDGE          MN  ISANTI           0425 PM
 8.00   1 E OSCEOLA              WI  POLK             0258 PM
 8.00   HOLDINGFORD              MN  STEARNS          1241 PM
 7.70   STANLEY                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0500 PM
 7.50   CLAYTON                  WI  POLK             0209 PM
 7.00   1 ESE ST JOSEPH          MN  STEARNS          0433 PM
 7.00   FOREST LAKE              MN  WASHINGTON       0122 PM
 6.80   SAUK RAPIDS              MN  BENTON           0505 PM
 6.50   2 N SAUK CENTRE          MN  STEARNS          0616 PM
 6.50   WAITE PARK               MN  STEARNS          0319 PM
 6.10   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          0601 PM
 6.00   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0456 PM
 6.00   ISANTI                   MN  ISANTI           0336 PM
 6.00   CLAYTON                  WI  POLK             1243 PM
 5.50   4 N MENOMONIE            WI  DUNN             0514 PM
 5.50   1 NNW ST FRANCIS         MN  ANOKA            0147 PM
 5.30   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             0551 PM
 5.00   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             0920 PM
 5.00   MAPLE LAKE               MN  WRIGHT           0426 PM
 5.00   JIM FALLS                WI  CHIPPEWA         0146 PM
 4.80   1 N ANDOVER              MN  ANOKA            0311 PM
 4.30   12 N BRUCE               WI  RUSK             0312 PM
 4.00   1 NW EAU CLAIRE          WI  EAU CLAIRE       0930 PM
 3.90   4 W DONNELLY             MN  STEVENS          0306 PM
 3.60   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0920 PM
 3.50   BURNSVILLE               MN  DAKOTA           0940 PM
 3.00   DURAND                   WI  PEPIN            0511 PM
 3.00   ANNANDALE                MN  WRIGHT           0425 PM
 2.50   RICHFIELD                MN  HENNEPIN         0536 PM
 2.10   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0550 PM
 2.00   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0813 PM
                REPORTED IN HIGHLAND PARK AREA
 2.00   WATERVILLE               MN  LE SUEUR         0630 PM
 2.00   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           0442 PM
 2.00   NEW BRIGHTON             MN  RAMSEY           0440 PM
 2.00   WEST ST PAUL             MN  DAKOTA           0147 PM
 1.80   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           0122 PM
 1.70   NEW MARKET               MN  SCOTT            0305 PM
 1.60   WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0535 PM
 1.40   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         0617 PM
                MEASURED AT MSP INTL AIRPORT
 1.00   WINTHROP                 MN  SIBLEY           0433 PM
 1.00   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0306 PM
 1.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       0258 PM
 1.00   NEW BRIGHTON             MN  RAMSEY           0147 PM
 1.00   MADISON                  MN  LAC QUI PARLE    0122 PM
 0.80   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           1241 PM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1022 PM CST TUE DEC 30 2008


SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                          (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
MINNESOTA

...BECKER COUNTY...
 DETROIT LAKES                4.0 M  1013 PM 12/30   46.81N  95.84W

...BELTRAMI COUNTY...
 BEMIDJI                      TRACE  1000 AM 12/30   47.48N  94.88W

...CLAY COUNTY...
 SABIN                        6.1 M   800 AM 12/30   46.78N  96.65W
 MOORHEAD                     8.8 M   657 PM 12/30   46.86N  96.76W

...CLEARWATER COUNTY...
 LONG LOST LAKE               1.5 M  1000 AM 12/30   47.19N  95.42W

...GRANT COUNTY...
 ELBOW LAKE                   6.0 E  1000 AM 12/30   45.99N  95.98W

...OTTER TAIL COUNTY...
 NEW YORK MILLS               5.0 E   818 AM 12/30   46.52N  95.37W
 FERGUS FALLS                 8.5 E   615 AM 12/30   46.28N  96.07W
 5 S FERGUS FALLS             9.0 M   730 AM 12/30   46.21N  96.07W
 PHELPS                       9.0 E   732 AM 12/30   46.38N  95.82W
 DALTON                       9.2 M   600 PM 12/30   46.17N  95.92W
 OTTERTAIL                   10.0 M   100 PM 12/30   46.43N  95.56W

...RED LAKE COUNTY...
 RED LAKE FALLS               TRACE   800 AM 12/30   47.89N  96.27W

...WADENA COUNTY...
 SEBEKA                       3.0 M   813 AM 12/30   46.63N  95.09W
 WADENA                       7.0 M   942 AM 12/30   46.44N  95.13W

...WILKIN COUNTY...
 BRECKENRIDGE                 8.0 M   813 AM 12/30   46.26N  96.59W
 ROTHSAY                     11.5 M   130 PM 12/30   46.47N  96.29W

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                          (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
NORTH DAKOTA

...BARNES COUNTY...
 VALLEY CITY                  8.5 E   700 PM 12/30   46.92N  98.01W

...CASS COUNTY...
 FARGO                        8.8 M   657 PM 12/30   46.88N  96.82W

...GRAND FORKS COUNTY...
 GRAND FORKS                  0.6 M   600 PM 12/30   47.92N  97.07W

...GRIGGS COUNTY...
 COOPERSTOWN                  5.5 M  1013 PM 12/30   47.44N  98.12W

...RANSOM COUNTY...
 LISBON                      10.3 M   100 PM 12/30   46.44N  97.68W

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
 LIDGERWOOD                   4.5 M   704 AM 12/30   46.07N  97.15W
 WAHPETON                     9.0 E   600 AM 12/30   46.27N  96.61W
 WALCOTT                     16.0 E  1200 PM 12/30   46.55N  96.94W

...TRAILL COUNTY...
 MAYVILLE                     1.7 M   845 AM 12/30   47.50N  97.33W
 6 SE MAYVILLE                3.0 M   830 AM 12/30   47.44N  97.24W