April Snow - April 15-16, 2012

Winter makes a bit of a comeback in mid April.

Badly needed precipitation fell across much of Minnesota on April 15th and 16th, 2012. Some of the precipitation fell in the solid form over northern Minnesota, exactly one year to the day that another springtime snowstorm hit the state. The highest snowfall totals were in the Iron Range, with many places seeing four to eight inches of snow. Chisholm and Orr in St. Louis County had the highest totals with eleven inches.

The heavy wet snow downed trees and power lines in Cass and Itasca County.

National Weather Service Storm Summaries


Listed below are Public Information Statements and Storm Summaries from the National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
929 AM CDT MON APR 16 2012

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 11.00   CHISHOLM                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0817 AM
 11.00   3 E ORR                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0601 AM
 11.00   4 N CHISHOLM             MN  ST. LOUIS        0529 AM
 10.00   TOGO                     MN  ITASCA           0518 AM
  9.40   KABETOGAMA               MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
  8.00   BIGFORK                  MN  ITASCA           0604 AM
  8.00   COOK                     MN  ST. LOUIS        0600 AM
  7.50   WIRT                     MN  ITASCA           0730 AM
  6.50   DIXON LAKE               MN  ITASCA           0922 AM
  6.00   RAY                      MN  KOOCHICHING      0405 AM
                 WET HEAVY SNOW.
  5.50   HACKENSACK               MN  CASS             0604 AM
  5.00   REMER                    MN  CASS             0849 AM
  5.00   7 SE GRAND RAPIDS        MN  ITASCA           0849 AM
  5.00   BABBITT                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0830 AM
  5.00   COHASSET                 MN  ITASCA           0601 AM
  5.00   DEER RIVER               MN  ITASCA           0529 AM
  4.80   ELY                      MN  ST. LOUIS        0750 AM
  4.50   LEADER                   MN  CASS             0844 AM
  4.00   8 SW EVELETH             MN  ST. LOUIS        0905 AM
  4.00   GRAND RAPIDS             MN  ITASCA           0405 AM
                 VERY WET HEAVY SNOW. TREES AND POWER LINES
                 DOWN. POWER OUTAGES THROUGHOUT ITASCA COUNTY.
  3.10   7 NW BRAINERD            MN  CROW WING        0830 AM
  3.00   CASS LAKE                MN  CASS             0405 AM
                 WET HEAVY SNOW. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.
                 POWER OUTAGES THROUGHOUT CASS COUNTY.
  2.00   SAGINAW                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0906 AM
  1.60   BAYFIELD                 WI  BAYFIELD         0800 AM
  1.40   3 NNW ILLGEN CITY        MN  LAKE             0726 AM
  1.00   CORNUCOPIA               WI  BAYFIELD         0726 AM
  1.00   WALKER                   MN  CASS             0405 AM
                 WET HEAVY SNOW.
  0.60   5 NW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
  0.50   1 W WENTWORTH            WI  DOUGLAS          0730 AM




PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
154 PM CDT MON APR 16 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 AM     SNOW             3 W HIBBING             47.40N 93.01W
04/16/2012  M7.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0622 AM     SNOW             HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W
04/16/2012  M8.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 AM     SNOW             SHELL LAKE              45.74N 91.90W
04/16/2012  M1.5 INCH        WASHBURN           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

1002 AM     SNOW             ODANAH                  46.60N 90.68W
04/16/2012  M1.4 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

1125 AM     SNOW             COLERAINE               47.31N 93.42W
04/16/2012  M7.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1245 PM     SNOW             2 ENE HOVLAND           47.85N 89.93W
04/16/2012  M0.5 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER