Snow totals: Twin Cities sees over 4 inches, Eau Claire sets daily snowfall record

Eau Claire, Wisconsin set a new daily snowfall record for Feb. 5 after a snow storm dropped 7.7 inches of snow on the city Tuesday. (Photo credit: City of Eau Claire) 

Snow blanketed the Twin Cities metro and much of central and southern Minnesota Tuesday, causing traffic headaches and early school dismissals. 

The metro saw over 4 inches of snow, while southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin saw even more. 


  • St. Cloud: 2.7" 
  • MSP Airport: 4.1"
  • Chanhassen NWS: 4.1" 
  • Eau Claire: 7.7"

Eau Claire, Wisconsin received 7.7 inches of snow, setting a new daily snowfall record in the city for Feb. 5, according to the National Weather Service. 

The Twin Cities metro could see 3 to 6 more inches of snow before the week is over and western parts of the state could see up to 8 more inches. A second round of snow is expected to start sometime after the Wednesday evening commute and continue into Thursday morning. 

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