Early October Snow 2012

On October 3-4, 2012 an early season snow event impacting North Dakota and Minnesota.  This followed a warm spell and with very dry conditions that year, there was previous to this snow even several wildfires in northwestern Minnesota.  The phrase from fire to ice literally fit the situation.   A couple of tweets of the event and the snow totals from the National Weather Service in Grand Forks are listed below.

 

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…PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM THE AREA…

 

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AS OF 3PM (October 4, 2012):

 

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

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)

RED LAKE FALLS               4 INCHES

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)

 

Daryl Ritchison