FINAL RECAP – 12/2/15
Busted…well, at least for most of the metro, this was a busted snowfall. We were expected 5-7″ and in initial reports, some areas of the metro saw up to 5″ of snow from this event but it is highly variable throughout the metro. Officially at the MSP Airport, we received 3.9″ of snow. West saw 2″ or less generally (some higher local totals) and east saw up to 5″.
Most areas reached trigger amounts, but much of the snow melted on the pavement so may or may not have needed plowing – especially in the west metro. A full plow would have been necessary for most properties on Monday night, November 30.
Depending on how your contract is written, you may or may not have received services based on snowfall.
Anywhere that had heavier amounts of snow needs to look for property damage to curbs and landscape areas. With the ground barely frozen, it is easy to cause damage where you can’t see curbs as easily.
- 2 am 12/1/ – Snow ending
- Evening – Snow on and off through the evening
- 5 pm – Snow melting as it hits the ground in the warmer temps
- 3 pm – Snow beginning again – heavy at times
- 8 am – Snow ending – 1-3″ fell east of 35W
- 7 am – Icy conditions on roads
- 4 am 11/30 – Snow begins – heaviest in far east metro – from south to north
- 5.6″ Maplewood
- 4.6″ St Paul
- 3.9″ MSP Airport (OFFICIAL)
- 3.8″ Monticello
- 3.8″ Woodbury
- 3.4″ Edina
- 2.7″ Brooklyn Center
- 2.4″ Chanhassen
- 1.5″ Shakopee
- 1.1″ Prior Lake
- November – 5.1″ (.2″ above normal on 11/30)
- October – T” (.2″ below normal)
- Season – 5.1″ (0″ above normal)
- 9″ to 11″ Event:
- 5″ to 7″ Event:
- 3″ to 5″ Event: 11/29/15 – 3.9″
- 1″ to 3″ Event: 11/26/15 – 1.3″
- Icing to 1″ Event:
*ELC uses a 20-year average.
UPDATE 1:30 pm 11/30
The predicted lull in today’s snow continues through rush hour today when snow will begin falling heavily through the evening hours. The east metro received a fair amount of snow this morning in a short time with MSP Airport getting 2.7″ between 4 and 8 am with heavier totals in Woodbury and White Bear Lake. The west metro received next to nothing with less than a ½” in Shakopee and Victoria.
The snow is working north and we can expect it late this afternoon and as you can see in central Iowa, there is a fair amount of moisture and snow will come down pretty heavily for the evening. Click Here to Download the MSP Winter Event #1 Recap PDF. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter throughout the day for updates specifically for Property Managers on this Winter Event #2.
UPDATE 7 am 11/30
Same basic snow forecast is still in play though I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up with the lighter end of the predictions with snow accumulation of 4-6″. It has been snowing this morning east of I494/694 causing major traffic problems. Throughout the metro, the light dusting of snow is also causing some slick areas as well with massive traffic backups. The Winter Storm Warning has stayed just to our south and west while the metro has been put in a Winter Weather Advisory. The heaviest of snows will stay in southwestern Minnesota where they will get over a foot of new snow. Click Here to Download the MSP Winter Event #1 Recap PDF. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter throughout the day for updates specifically for Property Managers on this Winter Event #2.
ORIGINAL POST 2 PM 11/29
MSP is looking at our first plowable event of the season beginning Monday, November 30 and lasting through the evening of Tuesday, December 1. A large area just southwest of GreaterMSP has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.
We are expecting 5-7″ of snow total with the heaviest snow falling Monday evening at over an inch per hour. Anticipate a full plow Monday night that will be pretty messy along with a fully detailed plow on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Winds will pick up Tuesday on the back side of the storm. Expect blowing and drifting snow Tuesday and Tuesday night with snow blowing of rooftops to the south and east-facing sidewalks and entrances below.
Hauling and stacking may be necessary on smaller or constrained parking lots. There will be a lot of snow to move with this storm so patience will be key. Click Here to Download the MSP Winter Event #1 Recap PDF.