Snow Totals From Early Season Snow Event

An early season snow event produced significant snow amounts for northeast North Dakota into northwest Minnesota for early October.  The heaviest snow fell in Roseau county where around a foot of heavy wet snow has been reported as of 3 pm Thursday October 4.  This heavy wet snow has also produced numerous power outages across this area. 

These snow amounts appear to be record amounts for this early in the season for many areas.  The previous record snowfall for October 4 or earlier at the NWS in Grand Forks was 2 inches on October 2, 1950.  The NWS at Grand Forks reported 3.5 inches of snow with this storm on October 4, 2012. While records from around the area indicate that the October 2, 1950 storm produced about 2-5 inches around the region with localized higher amounts, with Leeds, ND receiving 7.0 inches on October 2, 1950, and Hallock 4.5 inches.  

 

...PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM THE AREA...

 

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AS OF 3PM:

 

NORTH DAKOTA                    MAX DEPTH

 

    PEMBINA (PEMBINA CO.)        4 INCHES

 

    LANKIN (WALSH CO.)           3 INCHES

    PARK RIVER (WALSH CO.)       2 INCHES

 

    MICHIGAN (NELSON CO.)      3.3 INCHES

 

    GRAND FORKS (GF CO.)       3.5 INCHES

 

    2SE MAYVILLE (TRAILL CO.)    3 INCHES

 

    FARGO (CASS CO.)             1 INCH (VARIABLE 1-2)

 

MINNESOTA

 

    HALLOCK (KITTSON CO.)        4 INCHES

    KARSLSTAD (KITTSON CO.)      6 INCHES

 

    2W BADGER (ROSEAU CO.)      12 INCHES

   10NNW BADGER (ROSEAU CO.)    14 INCHES

    ROSEAU (ROSEAU CO.)          7 INCHES

 

    STEPHEN (MARSHALL CO.)       5 INCHES

    MIDDLE RIVER (MARSHALL CO.)  8 INCHES (VARIABLE 4-8)

    GRYGLA (MARSHALL CO.)        3 INCHES

 

    THIEF RIVER FALLS            4 INCHES (VARIABLE 3-6)

         (PENNINGTON CO.)

 

    RED LAKE FALLS               4 INCHES

         (RED LAKE CO.)

 

    3S ANGUS (POLK CO.)          8 INCHES (VARIABLE 4-8)

    3SE CROOKSTON (POLK CO.)     6 INCHES

 

    ADA (NORMAN CO.)             4 INCHES (VARIABLE 3-4)

 

    MOORHEAD (CLAY CO.)        1.4 INCHES (AS OF 7AM)

 

 

 

 

 

 




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