Twin Cities experienced largest November snowstorm since 2001

The Twin Cities experienced its largest November snowstorm since 2001 and the snow has not let up. 

As of noon, the storm brought brought 6-10 inches of snow to the metro. The National Weather Service is reporting 9.2 inches of snow at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

Snow in Lonsdale, Minnesota (Nicole & Mike Nelson / FOX 9)

The snow will taper off by mid-morning, but gusty winds will continue blowing into the afternoon.


  • MSP Airport: 9.2 inches 
  • Chanhassen: 8.1 inches
  • Eau Claire: 5.8 inches  

As of 6 a.m., St. Cloud recorded 6.2 inches. 


As of 6:15 a.m., 16 flights out of MSP AIrport have been canceled due to the storm. The airport said all three main runways are clear and operating.  

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there have been 180 crashes statewide--nine with injuries--from 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. There were also 279 vehicle spin outs and 15 jackknifed semis. They are reminding drivers to slow down, increase their following distance, turn on their headlights and give snowplows room. 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising travelers heading out of town to wait until after Wednesday morning if they can.

Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies Wednesday morning, as well as the following cities: Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Faribault, West St. Paul, Bloomington, Richfield, Northfield, New Hope, St. Louis Park and Robbinsdale. Check with your city for the lastest on snow emergency rules.

This year is now the wettest on record in the Twin Cities if you combine the rain and melted snow measured since January 1, with 40.81 inches so far. In 2016, we recorded 40.32 inches.

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