March 30-31 Storm Summary

A large storm system affected the northern plains Monday and Tuesday, producing significant snowfall of over 1 foot from southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota. There was significant snow banding that occurred during this winter storm, producing local variations in snow amounts. The highest snow total was 27 inches in Campbell, MN in Wilkin County. The heaviest snow fell along and south of the Interstate 94 corridor, with lighter amounts further north.  In addition, significant liquid equivalent precipitation was contained in the heavy/wet snow, and some areas received more than 2 inches of liquid in the snowpack in the southern Red River Valley. Below are the preliminary estimates of the total snowfall and liquid precipitation equivalent maps. 

Snowfall March 30-31, 2009

Snowfall from March 30-31 

2 day rain total March 30-31, 2009

Equivalent Liquid Precipitation March 30-31

 

HEAVY SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                           (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
MINNESOTA

...BECKER COUNTY...
  DETROIT LAKES               11.0 E   638 PM 03/31   46.81N  95.84W
  FRAZEE                      18.0 E   432 PM 04/01   46.73N  95.70W

...CLAY COUNTY...
  SABIN                       10.3 M   600 AM 04/01   46.78N  96.65W

...OTTER TAIL COUNTY...
  4 N NEW YORK MILLS          12.0 E   700 PM 03/31   46.58N  95.37W
  NEW YORK MILLS              12.0 M   700 AM 04/01   46.52N  95.37W
  PELICAN RAPIDS              15.0 E   938 PM 03/31   46.57N  96.09W
  PELICAN RAPIDS              16.0 M   700 AM 04/01   46.57N  96.09W
  PHELPS                      16.0 M  1100 AM 04/01   46.38N  95.82W

...WADENA COUNTY...
  WADENA                      14.0 E   726 PM 03/31   46.44N  95.13W

...WILKIN COUNTY...
  ROTHSAY                     19.0 M   700 AM 04/01   46.47N  96.29W
  CAMPBELL                    27.0 M   700 AM 04/01   46.10N  96.41W

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                           (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
NORTH DAKOTA

...SARGENT COUNTY...
  HAVANA                      14.0 M   700 AM 04/01   45.95N  97.62W

SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                           (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
MINNESOTA

...HUBBARD COUNTY...
  12 N PARK RAPIDS            12.0 E   445 PM 03/31   47.09N  95.06W

...ROSEAU COUNTY...
  WARROAD                      2.7 M  1200 AM 04/01   48.91N  95.32W

LOCATION                  SNOW FALL     TIME/DATE
                           (INCHES)   OF OBSERVATION    LAT    LON
NORTH DAKOTA

...CASS COUNTY...
  FARGO                       10.3 M   700 PM 03/31   46.88N  96.82W

...RAMSEY COUNTY...
  STARKWEATHER                 2.0 E   700 PM 03/31   48.45N  98.88W

...WALSH COUNTY...
  LANKIN                       5.0 M   700 AM 04/01   48.31N  97.92W



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