Preliminary Snow Totals March 20 - 22 2008

A slow moving, very early spring snow system brought heavy wet snow to much of the central and southern Red River Valley, as well as the west central Minnesota lakes country. Four to eight inches of wet snow blanketed the area from Fargo south to the Dakota’s border, as well as in the Fergus Falls and New York Mills areas of west central Minnesota. Doppler radar and surface reports show that from one half to three quarters of an inch of liquid was associated with the heaviest snowfalls.

Below is a table of the 2 day snow amounts. Remember these amounts are based on preliminary spooter and NWS Cooperative Observer reports, updated at 3 pm Saturday March 22 2008.

SNOW FALL TOTALS...
FROM 7 AM THURSDAY (03/20/08) TO 7 AM SATURDAY (03/22/08)

SNOW
LOCATION (COUNTY): FALL

BIG PINE LAKE (OTTER TAIL)....................8.8
DALTON 3S (OTTER TAIL)........................6.6
EDMORE (RAMSEY)...............................1.0
FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)......................... 8.8
FORMAN (SARGENT)..............................6.5
GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)..................3.0
GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS).................2.4
HALSTAD (NORMAN)..............................4.5
HANSBORO (TOWNER).............................1.5
HAVANA (SARGENT)..............................3.7
LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND).........................7.5
LANKIN 9SW (WALSH)............................1.0
LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)...................3.0
LANGDON EXP FARM (CAVALIER)...................1.4
MAYVILLE (TRAILL).............................2.5
NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)...................6.5
PELICAN RAPIDS (OTTER TAIL)...................5.3
PHELPS MILL (OTTER TAIL)......................7.0
RED LAKE FALLS (RED LAKE).....................0.5
ROTHSAY (WILKIN)..............................4.5
SABIN (CLAY)..................................7.9
SEBEKA (WADENA)...............................5.5
STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY).........................0.5
WADENA (WADENA)...............................7.5

THE FOLLOWING ARE SNOW AMOUNTS FOR THE PREVIOUS 24-HOURS AS MEASURED IN THE MORNING BY NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS. OBSERVATIONS  ARE USUALLY TAKEN AT 7 AM.

24-HOUR SNOWFALL REPORTS:

***************** SATURDAY (03/22/08) **************

NORTH DAKOTA SNOW
LOCATION (COUNTY): FALL (IN)

FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)..........................4.4
GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)..................2.8
GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS).................2.1
COOPERSTOWN (GRIGGS)..........................1.8
MAYVILLE (TRAILL).............................1.6
LANGDON EXP FARM (CAVALIER)...................1.2
EDMORE (RAMSEY)...............................1.0
LANKIN 9SW (WALSH)............................1.0
CAVALIER (PEMBINA)............................0.5
FORMAN (SARGENT)..............................0.5
HANSBORO (TOWNER).............................0.5
LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND).........................0.5
STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY).........................0.5
HAVANA (SARGENT)..............................0.2
PEMBINA (PEMBINA)...........................TRACE

MINNESOTA SNOW
LOCATION (COUNTY): FALL (IN)

WADENA (WADENA)...............................5.5
NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)...................5.0
SEBEKA (WADENA)...............................4.0
PHELPS MILL (OTTER TAIL)......................4.0
SABIN (CLAY)..................................3.7
PELICAN RAPIDS (OTTER TAIL)...................3.5
BIG PINE LAKE (OTTER TAIL)....................3.5
HALSTAD (NORMAN)..............................3.0
LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)...................3.0
ROTHSAY (WILKIN)..............................2.5
DALTON 3S (OTTER TAIL)........................2.3
VIKING (MARSHALL).............................2.0
ARGYLE (MARSHALL).............................1.5
BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)............................0.5
RED LAKE FALLS (RED LAKE).....................0.5


***************** FRIDAY (03/21/08) **************

NORTH DAKOTA SNOW
LOCATION (COUNTY): FALL (IN)

LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND).........................7.0
FARGO DOWNTOWN (CASS).........................6.0
FORMAN (SARGENT)..............................6.0
LISBON (RANSOM)...............................6.0
MANTADOR W-W (RICHLAND).......................5.0
FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)..........................4.4
VALLEY CITY (BARNES)..........................4.0
COLGATE (STEELE)..............................3.7
HAVANA (SARGENT)..............................3.5
HANSBORO (TOWNER).............................1.0
MAYVILLE (TRAILL).............................0.9
GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS).................0.3
GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)..................0.2
LANGDON EXP FARM (CAVALIER)...................0.2
EDMORE (RAMSEY).............................TRACE
LANKIN 9SW (WALSH)..........................TRACE
STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY).......................TRACE

MINNESOTA SNOW
LOCATION (COUNTY): FALL (IN)

BIG PINE LAKE (OTTER TAIL)....................5.0
DALTON 3S (OTTER TAIL)........................4.3
SABIN (CLAY)..................................4.2
PHELPS MILL (OTTER TAIL)......................3.0
ROTHSAY (WILKIN)..............................2.0
WADENA (WADENA)...............................2.0
PELICAN RAPIDS (OTTER TAIL)...................1.8
HALSTAD (NORMAN)..............................1.5
NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)...................1.5
SEBEKA (WADENA)...............................1.5
LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER).................TRACE
RED LAKE FALLS (RED LAKE)...................TRACE

 For more information contact the NWS in Grand Forks at 701.772.0720 or visit our web site at www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf



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