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Minneapolis Snow Totals Reach At Least Two Feet With More on the Way For the Region

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It feels like anything but spring across the northern Plains thanks to a blockbuster snow event that unleashed up to 2 feet of snow across the region over the weekend and into the start of the new week.

Here is a look at some of the eye-popping areas, such as Minneapolis snow totals, as well as how long you can expect the wintry weather to stick around.

Old Man Winter Making Up for Lost Time in the Northern Plains

Blizzard conditions unfolded across the northern Plains last weekend, stretching from Nebraska and into Minnesota. Widespread snow amounts of over 6 inches are on tap by the time the system wraps up.

The heaviest hit regions will see over a foot of accumulation. This includes portions of central South Dakota and into the northeastern corner of Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

The arrival of the snow has been a little late based on historical averages. It was a particularly dry winter for this part of the country, forcing the cancelations of numerous festivals and special events that rely on snow.

However, this last blast of winter has boosted the overall snowfall totals for the season in a hurry.

Minneapolis has been one of the cities that saw sparse amounts of snow this winter. Snow levels have been hovering well below normal by this time in the season. Prior to the weekend, Minneapolis snow totals had only seen 14.3 inches. To put this paltry amount in perspective, the city typically sees 46 inches in an average winter.

Prior to the significant accumulation on Sunday, a smaller storm system brought 3 to 6 inches across the metro area late last week. Even with the weekend snowfall, the city is still sitting at just 55% of the norm for a winter season.


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