As the Christmas 2009 Holiday Snow Storm winds down, folks across the region continue to clean up and assess the affects the storm has had. Many are wondering how much has accumulated the past three days. Below is a map of total snowfall and RADAR estimates of the snowfall across eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Based on the reports, the heaviest band of snow has fallen from the Thief River Falls and Crookston areas of northwest Minnesota through the Grand Forks and Mayville areas of North Dakota, where upwards of 2 feet has fallen since Wednesday. The NWS will continue to gather information from our Cooperative Weather Observer network, CoCoRaHS and local watershed reporters send information to us on Saturday, a better picture will emerge. Updated snowfall information will be posted as soon as possible.
Below are two updated images of snowfall totals since the storm began on Wednesday December 23rd.
Total snowfall for the 4 day event. Some amounts as plotted may not be exact.
4 day RADAR estimate of snowfall as of 7pm Saturday December 26th. Click on the above graphic for a larger version.