Significant Snow Event April 5-6, 2008

...A SIGNIFICANT SNOW EVENT AFFECTS PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

A FAIRLY NARROW BAND OF VERY HEAVY SNOW HAS OCCURRED IN THE PAST 24
HOURS FROM EXTREME SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA INTO BELTRAMI COUNTY. GENERAL
SNOW AMOUNTS RANGE FROM 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
THE HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS ARE IN HUBBARD COUNTY AND SOUTHERN BELTRAMI
COUNTY...WHERE A FEW EXTREME SNOW AMOUNTS AROUND 2 FEET HAVE
BEEN REPORTED. IN ADDITION...TREES ARE STARTING TO FAIL UNDER THE
WEIGHT OF THE HEAVY WET SNOW HERE...SO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS.
BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF SNOW TOTALS FOR THIS SNOW EVENT SO FAR AS OF
7 PM SUNDAY.

MINNESOTA           SNOW (INCHES)

6 S BEMIDJI                      23
10 N PARK RAPIDS         20
PARK RAPIDS                  19
BEMIDJI                             14
WADENA                           12
BAGLEY                               8
5E FERGUS FALLS        7.2
5N BAGLEY                      6.5
ADA                                      4
5NE WASKISH                4.5
FERTILE                              2


NORTH DAKOTA

FARGO                             4.7
3E FORMAN                    4.0
LISBON                            3.5

THIS SNOW EVENT PRODUCED A FAIRLY NARROW BAND OF VERY HEAVY SNOW. THERE WAS NO SNOW IN THE GRAND FORKS AREA...CONTRASTED WITH ABOUT 5 INCHES IN FARGO AS OF SUNDAY EVENING. BELOW IS A PICTURE FROM 6 MILES SOUTH OF BEMIDJI OF 2 FEET OF SNOW.  THERE IS ALSO A RADAR PICTURE INDICATING THE BANDED NATURE OF THE SNOW AND THE SHARP CUTOFF FROM SNOW TO NO SNOW.  LASTLY...AN ESTIMATION OF TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION SHOWS THIS SNOW BAND.

6 Miles South of Bemidji

radar

Radar at 534 pm Sunday evening, note how there is no snow in Grand Forks.

total

Snow total estimate as of 7pm Sunday April 6. 

 



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