UPDATE 4/7/14

4/3/14 snow totalsThe snow has all melted and this is hopefully the last snow of an epic winter…knock on wood.

Officially ended up with 6.5″ at the MSP Airport. North and west of a line from Shakopee northeast through North Minneapolis and Anoka received 8″+ with Coon Rapids at an even foot.

The vast majority of the snow was melted by Sunday afternoon with only a few piles remaining after a gorgeous day.


Official event totals:

  • Coon Rapids – 12″
  • Forest Lake – 11″
  • Downtown Minneapolis – 10.5″
  • Big Lake – 9.8″
  • Falcon Heights – 9.6″
  • Plymouth – 9.5″
  • Eden Prairie – 9.4″
  • Bloomington – 9″
  • Shakopee – 8″
  • Edina – 7.5″
  • Inver Grove Heights – 4.9″

Monthly totals:

  • April – 6.7″ (6″ above normal) (4/7/14)

Seasonal totals:

Event Chronology

  • 9 AM 4/4/14 – snow ending west to east
  • 6:30 PM – heavy snow begins
  • 1 PM 4/3/14 – Rain/snow/sleet/graupel mix throughout metro

ORIGINAL POST (check back for final snow details)

prelim 4/3/14 snow totalsI avoided writing about this storm in hopes that it would just go away. It didn’t!

A late season storm has pounded the metro with 8″ to 12″ of snow across most of the metro with lesser totals to the southeast. It began as a mix of rain, snow, grapple and freezing rain which made roads and lots pretty slippery later in the afternoon. The snow began in earnest in the evening and fell through the night ending mid-morning Friday, April 4.

You should have received a full plow last night on your property. With temperatures heading to the 50s and 60s next week, I would hold off on any additional cleanup work because it will melt over the weekend.