FARIBAULT, Minn. (KMSP) - The winter storm that has been the topic of conversation all week will bring little to no snow to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Dry air is the reason most of the greater Twin Cities metro will see no snow, but southern Minnesota is getting slammed with drifting snow and blizzard conditions. You can track the snow for your specific location with the Fox 9 Weather App.
The difference from the haves & have nots is like a wall... dry air keeping most of the metro dry... but southern MN getting walloped... pic.twitter.com/Tdp5552ld0— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) February 24, 2017
Snows tapering in southern MN, but the next band of light to moderate snow will move in later this morning... pic.twitter.com/KPkmfVm0ub— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) February 24, 2017
The snowfall gradient continues to grow... over a foot of accumulation is separated by less than 30 miles... pic.twitter.com/wyUfzAV4Zi— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) February 24, 2017
More than 50 school closings and delays are posted Friday morning. See a complete list at fox9.com/closings.
Here’s a look at some of the preliminary snow totals reported to the National Weather Service:
Kenyon: 14 inches
Mapleton: 12.7 inches
Goodhue 12.5 inches
Waseca: 11.6 inches
Zumbrota: 10 inches
Eau Claire, WI: 10 inches
Pine Island, 10 inches
Owatonna: 9.5 inches
Faribault: 9 inches
Rochester: 8.5 inches
Red Wing: 8 inches
Albert Lea: 7 inches
Mankato: 6 inches
St. James: 5.5 inches
Winona: 5 inches
Fox 9 has crews in Hastings and Faribault, where winter has definitely returned. In Faribault, a snowplow was stuck in a highway ditch while preparing the road for morning travelers.
Stay safe around plows
Three MnDOT snowplows were hit during a 40-minute stretch Feb. 7 on Interstate 94. Give plows the room they need to safwely do their job.
Be patient around plows.
Stay back at least 10 car lengths.
Stay alert for plows during a snow event.
Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Plows typically move at slower speeds.