After another widespread 3”-6” of snow on Friday, there is an ENORMOUS amount of snow on the ground for early March. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updating their weekly snow pack map late Thursday. Even without the fresh snowfall, over half the state is in the 99th percentile when it comes to snow cover this late in the season. There isn’t a spot anywhere in the state with less than 15 inches of snow on the ground. Most metro spots are anywhere between 17 and 23 inches. And now, we’ve added another 3 to 6 inches on top of that!
Granted, that snow will pack down quite efficiently over time, but it’s safe to say that nearly the southern three quarters of the state has rarely, if ever, seen this deep of snow this late in the season… and it’s not going anywhere for at least another week.