An 'Icy and dicey' start limits Tuesday's snow totals

A mild, and somewhat wild, clipper came and went on Tuesday. Once again we missed the "Bull's eye" for snowfall, but we were right in the cross-hairs of the wintry mix. The tapping sounds, and stinging pelts, of the sleet announced the arrival of yet another poorly timed winter event, with the morning commute experiencing the greatest challenges. While the latest onslaught of winter eventually quieted down with a transition to big wet flakes, the damage had already one for Minnesota's roadways. Wright, Sherburne and Benton counties saw as much as a 1/10 of an inch of and icy and dicey glaze on the roadways. Then came the snow, and for some, it was a pretty decent amount. Here is a map showing the lay of the land when it comes to the snow accumulations.

Believe it or not, we are now ABOVE average on snowfall for February. Our monthly total of 3.2" squeaks past the average for the first third of February, which is 2.8". 

Seasonally speaking, Tuesday's snowfall was nothing more than a drop in the bucket as we are running 1/3 BELOW normal. The average snowfall to date is 36.3" and we have only recorded 23.6" of the white stuff.

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