Archive | May 3, 2013

Reports: Heavy Snow Falls from Nebraska to Minnesota

After temperatures soared into the 80s Monday in parts of the Plains, warmth was quickly replaced by temperatures in the 30s and a late-season snow.

Update: As of 8:00 p.m. CDT the snow is slowing down for most areas. The cities of Des Moines, Iowa; Rochester, Minn. and Kansas City, Mo., could still see a few inches of snow accumulation during the overnight hours.

More than 8 inches of snow had piled up in in Brainerd, Minn., through Thursday morning as snow continued to fall. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported for parts of Larimer County in Colorado from the same system on Wednesday.

Roadways Thursday morning were slick, with portions of I-70, US36 and US83 listed as being completely snow and ice covered in Kansas. In Minnesota, portions of I-90 and I-35 are listed as having either dangerous of hazardous travel conditions, as some portions of the interstates and some local roadways provided “travel not advised” statuses.

For more on what to expect with the ongoing storm, read Historic Snowstorm Hits From Nebraska to Minnesota.







6:31 p.m. CDT Thursday: Roads are wet and slippery south of Rochester, Minn. Blowing snow is possible.

5:29 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Winchester, Wis., snowfall was measured to be 5 inches.

4:10 p.m. CDT Thursday: North of Murray, Iowa, 3.3 inches of snow was reported.

3:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: Snowfall of 11 inches was recorded in Bessemer, Mich.

2:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: Heavy snowfall of 15.1 inches in Zumbrota, Minn., has downed tree branches up 3 inches in diameter.

2:08 p.m. CDT Thursday: Eight miles south of Hayward, Wis., 16 inches of snow was reported.

1:17 p.m. CDT Thursday: Lewiston, Minn., reported 8 inches of snow.

12:57 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Saxon, Wis., more than a foot of snow has been reported.

11:47 a.m. CDT Thursday: Over 500 customers are without power in the Milwaukee area, with hundreds of additional outages reported elsewhere in the state as snow rages on. Thousands have lost electricity across portions of Minnesota and Iowa.

11:35 a.m. CDT Thursday: Branches and trees downed as a foot of snow piles up in Menomonie, Wis.

11:16 a.m. CDT Thursday: Just outside of Rochester, Minn., 15.5 inches of snow accumulation has been recorded.

10:46 a.m. CDT Thursday: Most local, state and interstate roadways in Wisconsin have been issued driving advisories for slick or snow covered roads.