SNOW TOTALS: March comes in like a lion

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March came in like a lion this year with a Monday snow storm that dumped nearly 10 inches in some parts of the state. 

Snow started falling around 3 p.m. Monday in the Twin Cities metro and continued through the night leaving about four to seven and a half inches of snow.

Western and central Minnesota saw totals near 10 inches in some spots. 

The snow is expected to continue through Tuesday morning, with only a few light flakes and flurries as the storm system moves away. There is no additional accumulation expected (other than a random dusting), and the patchy light snow wraps up by lunchtime, with a mainly cloudy sky and cool low 30s this afternoon.

SNOW TOTALS (as of 7 a.m.): 

  • Morris: 10.0"
  • St. Cloud: 9.2"
  • Willmar: 8.6"
  • Victoria: 7.5"
  • Bloomington: 7.0"
  • St. Peter: 7.0"
  • Prior Lake: 6.5"
  • Savage: 7.4"
  • Red Wing: 6.0"
  • Millersburg: 6.0" 
  • Chaska: 5.8"
  • Mankato: 5.0" 
  • New Hope: 4.9"
  • MSP (unofficial): 4.1"

More snow totals can be found on the National Weather Service website here:

CRASH NUMBERS: There were 93 crashes between 12 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, seven with injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Slippery road conditions also caused 112 vehicle spin outs and three jacknifed semi trucks. 

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