Weather Service: Redwood Falls tops snowfall list for recent storm; more snow, ice for the weekend
CHANHASSEN — Redwood Falls was the snow capital of the state, recording 13 inches from Wednesday morning through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
And, just when the long hard winter was, potentially at least, finally over, the Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for late today to Sunday afternoon and predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow and from 0.25 to 0.35 of ice at Willmar.
The 13-inch total for the just ended storm was recorded 2 miles northwest of Redwood Falls. Montevideo measured 11.5 inches and a report from 7 miles south-southeast of Bird Island showed 10.9 inches during the winter storm period.
A total of 8 inches was recorded at Willmar, along with 8 inches at a location 9 miles north-northeast of Bird Island.
The Weather Service recorded 5.4 inches at the Chanhassen offices. The official reading at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport was 4.7 inches.
The winter storm watch starting today includes an area from Yellow Medicine County north to the Canadian border and northeast to Mille Lacs County, plus all of North Dakota and northeastern South Dakota.
The storm system will produce snow, sleet and freezing rain with the possibility of all rain by Sunday afternoon. Snowfall totals could range from 6 to 9 inches north of a line from Morris to St. Cloud to Mora.
Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches is possible in the Montevideo, Benson and Willmar areas; however, ice accumulations of 0.25 to 0.33 are also expected. The ice accumulations may cause difficult driving conditions and damage to power lines and trees.