Snow totals: Minneapolis, St. Paul measure 5 inches after Easter Sunday snowstorm

It was a white Easter in the Twin Cities metro area and in southern Minnesota Sunday.

As FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard put it, "It is a lovely February day...on April 12." 

Starting early Sunday morning and continuing throughout the day, an April snowstorm turned southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities area white. 

Snow blanketed the region, falling at about an inch-per-hour at times in the Twin Cities metro area as temperatures hovered around 30 degrees. 

Snow totals on Easter Sunday 2020.

Southern Minnesota saw some of the highest totals, with Wabasha recording 10 inches of snow. Across the border, Hudson, Wisconsin measured 8 inches in the area. Prior Lake and Farmington both notched more than 7 inches, Chanhassen reported 6.4 inches and Minneapolis and St. Paul both reported more than 5. 

  • Wabasha: 10.0" 
  • Berne: 9.0" 
  • Plainview: 8.9" 
  • Hudson, WI: 8,0"
  • Prior Lake: 7.3" 
  • Farmington: 7.0" 
  • Chanhassen: 6.4"
  • Minneapolis: 5.6"
  • St. Paul: 5" 
  • Plymouth: 4.1"

Areas north and west of the Twin Cities went snow free and there will be a tremendous snow total gradient across the Twin Cities metro area. The lowest totals will be north of the downtowns of Minneapolis and St Paul and much higher totals in the south and southeast metro area. 

A backyard overlooking Silver Lake in Excelsior, Minn. is blanketed in snow on Easter Sunday 2020.

Sunday afternoon, FOX 9 meteorologist Cody Matz noted a "deformation zone" had formed over the Twin Cities metro area, which is a heavy band that does not move much until it has dissipated.