Winter Storm:
November 28-29, 2005

A powerful winter storm lifted from Iowa and across eastern Minnesota during the day on Monday, November 28th bringing with it a wide variety of weather. Signifigant rain for November fell across much of Minnesota. Redwood Falls and Willmar both saw over an inch of precipitation. Duluth had just under an inch. The normal precipiation for the month of November is around two inches in eastern Minnesota, and about an inch to an inch and a half over western Minnesota. Dry air funneling into the storm brought some sunshine over eastern Minnesota by lunchtime on the 28th and temperatures soared into the lower 50's. At the same time cold air prevailed over western and northern Minnesota and the rain that fell there became glaze ice. Ice coated branches and power lines especially over western Minnesota. The strong winds associated with the storm caused power lines and poles to snap in places in south west and west central Minnesota, bringing back memories of the spring blizzard in 1997.

The rain gradually changed over to snow from west to east across Minnesota with the changeover happening around midnight in the Twin Cities. A quick inch of snow fell by daybreak in the metro. Heavier snows fell to the west and north. The highest snow totals found from this storm in Minnesota include Marcell in Itasca County with 6.4 inches, Montevideo picked up 6 inches and International Falls saw 5.8 inches. The snow gradually tapered off over eastern Minnesota during the morning of the 29th.

Listed below are National Weather Service Statements about this storm.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
315 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2005

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SNOW FALL REPORTS THAT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED SO FAR FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
AND TRAINED SPOTTERS FOR THE STORM SYSTEM THAT AFFECTED MINNESOTA
YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

LOCATION                COUNTY          SNOWFALL IN INCHES


SNOW REPORTS AS OF 6 AM

MONTEVIDEO              CHIPPEWA            6.0
MORRIS                  STEVENS             5.0
LONG PRAIRIE            TODD                4.0
MADISON                 LAC QUI PARLE       4.0
GRANITE FALLS           YELLOW MEDICINE     4.0
PAYNESVILLE             STEARNS             3.0
ALEXANDRIA              DOUGLAS             3.0
LITTLE FALLS            MORRISON            2.0
GLENWOOD                POPE                3.0
WILLMAR                 KANDIYOHI           2.0
REDWOOD FALLS           REDWOOD             2.0
OLIVIA                  RENVILLE            2.0
CAMBRIDGE               ISANTI              2.0
CHANHASSEN              CARVER              1.8
ST CLOUD                STEARNS             1.5
LITCHFIELD              MEEKER              1.0
NEW ULM                 BROWN               1.0
FOLEY                   BENTON              1.0
SPRINGFIELD             BROWN               0.5

SNOW REPORTS AS OF 7 AM

4 MILES S KERKHOVEN     CHIPPEWA            3.5
CARLOS                  DOUGLAS             3.0
HILLMAN                 MORRISON            2.2
RUSH CITY               CHISAGO             2.0
NEW LONDON              KANDIYOHI           2.0
STILLWATER              WASHINGTON          0.5

SNOW REPORTS AS OF 9 AM

GRANITE FALLS           YELLOW MEDICINE     5.5
MOTLEY                  TODD                3.5
WINNEBAGO               FARIBAULT           3.0
ANDOVER                 ANOKA               3.0
ST CLOUD                STEARNS             2.1
GOLDEN VALLEY           HENNEPIN            2.0
DELANO                  WRIGHT              2.0
ST PAUL...LAKE COMO...  RAMSEY              1.2
SPRING VALLEY...WI      PIERCE              0.3

SNOW REPORTS AS OF 3 PM

WATERVILLE              LE SUEUR            2.0
OAK GROVE               ANOKA               2.5
RUSH CITY               CHISAGO             3.0
BRADFORD                ISANTI              1.5
ANNANDALE               WRIGHT              2.3
SPRINGFIELD             BROWN               1.0
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS     DAKOTA              0.5



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1030 AM CST TUE NOV 29 2005 

THESE ARE SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM COOPERATIVE AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS. 

NORTHEAST MINNESOTA              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH

KOOCHICHING COUNTY
====================
LAKE KABETOGAMA...............   735 AM         5.0         5.0         6.0
LITTLEFORK....................   905 AM         2.8         2.8         5.0
RANIER........................   650 AM         2.0         5.8         5.0
 

ITASCA COUNTY
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DIXON LAKE....................   900 AM         4.0         4.0         4.0
GRAND RAPIDS..................   735 AM         1.9         1.9         2.0
MARCELL.......................   745 AM         6.4         6.4         6.0
SWAN RIVER 3N.................   720 AM         1.0         2.5           M
DEER RIVER 15N................   930 AM         5.0         5.0         5.0
 

CASS COUNTY
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LONGVILLE.....................   905 AM         2.0           M           M
PILLAGER 5N...................   840 AM         3.0         3.0         3.0
 

CROW WING COUNTY
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CROSS LAKE....................   935 AM         3.0         3.0         3.0
BRAINERD 2E...................   645 AM         3.0         3.0         3.0
NISSWA 3NE....................   750 AM         3.0         3.0         3.0
BRAINERD 3S...................   925 AM         5.0         5.0         5.0
 

AITKIN COUNTY
====================
ISLE 12N......................   610 AM         2.6         2.6         3.0
 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY
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BRIMSON.......................   530 AM           T           T           M
CHISHOLM......................   740 AM         4.0         4.0         4.0
COOK..........................   840 AM         6.0         6.0         7.0
COTTON........................  1005 AM         1.0         1.0           M
EMBARRASS.....................   600 AM         1.0         1.0         3.0
ISLAND LAKE...................   915 AM         0.7         0.7         1.0
ORR...........................   610 AM         6.0         6.0         7.0
PROCTOR.......................   735 AM         3.2         3.2         3.0
TOWER.........................   705 AM         5.5         5.5         8.0
VIRGINIA......................   950 AM         5.0         5.0         7.0
WOLF RIDGE....................   700 AM         0.9         0.9         1.0
DULUTH NWS....................   600 AM         1.3         1.3         1.0
ISLAND LAKE...................   915 AM         0.7         0.7         1.0


CARLTON COUNTY
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MOOSE LAKE....................   715 AM         1.0         1.0         1.0
 

LAKE COUNTY
====================
SAWBILL LAKE..................   845 AM         1.5         1.5         8.0
SILVER BAY....................   700 AM         1.5         1.5         2.0
 

COOK COUNTY
====================
GRAND MARAIS 9NE..............  1010 AM         2.5         2.5           M
 

PINE COUNTY
====================
BRUNO.........................   745 AM         2.3         2.3         2.0
HINCKLEY......................   655 AM         1.2         1.2         1.0
HINCKLEY 1.5SW................   550 AM         1.2         1.2           M
PINE CITY 3N..................  1000 AM         0.5         1.5           M
 

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH

DOUGLAS COUNTY
====================
MAPLE.........................   750 AM         2.8         2.8         3.0
SOLON SPRINGS.................   735 AM         1.0         1.0         1.0
BRULE 11N.....................   620 AM         2.0         2.0         2.0
SUPERIOR 10SE.................   730 AM         2.0         2.0           M
SOUTH RANGE 5E................  1005 AM         1.5         1.5         2.0
HAWTHORNE.....................  1030 AM         2.3         2.3         2.0
 

BAYFIELD COUNTY
====================
BAYFIELD......................   655 AM         0.5         0.5           M
 

ASHLAND COUNTY
====================
BUTTERNUT.....................   730 AM           T           T           M
CLAM LAKE.....................   935 AM         0.5         0.5         1.0
ASHLAND ......................   905 AM         1.1         1.1         1.0
 

IRON COUNTY
====================
GURNEY........................   850 AM           T           T           T
MONTREAL......................   735 AM           T           T           M
UPSON.........................   710 AM           T           T         1.0
 

BURNETT COUNTY
====================
DANBURY.......................  1010 AM         2.0         2.0         2.0
WEBSTER 1S....................   730 AM         1.2         1.2           M
 

WASHBURN COUNTY
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SARONA........................   635 AM         0.5         0.5           M

   

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