Reports: Heavy Snow Falls from Nebraska to Minnesota

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 02, 2013; 5:35 AM
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After temperatures soared into the 80s Monday in parts of the Plains, warmth was quickly replaced by temperatures in the 30s and a late-season snow.

Update: As of 8:00 p.m. CDT the snow is slowing down for most areas. The cities of Des Moines, Iowa; Rochester, Minn. and Kansas City, Mo., could still see a few inches of snow accumulation during the overnight hours.

More than 8 inches of snow had piled up in in Brainerd, Minn., through Thursday morning as snow continued to fall. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported for parts of Larimer County in Colorado from the same system on Wednesday.

Roadways Thursday morning were slick, with portions of I-70, US36 and US83 listed as being completely snow and ice covered in Kansas. In Minnesota, portions of I-90 and I-35 are listed as having either dangerous of hazardous travel conditions, as some portions of the interstates and some local roadways provided "travel not advised" statuses.

For more on what to expect with the ongoing storm, read Historic Snowstorm Hits From Nebraska to Minnesota.


UPDATES:

6:31 p.m. CDT Thursday: Roads are wet and slippery south of Rochester, Minn. Blowing snow is possible.

5:29 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Winchester, Wis., snowfall was measured to be 5 inches.

4:10 p.m. CDT Thursday: North of Murray, Iowa, 3.3 inches of snow was reported.

3:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: Snowfall of 11 inches was recorded in Bessemer, Mich.

2:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: Heavy snowfall of 15.1 inches in Zumbrota, Minn., has downed tree branches up 3 inches in diameter.

2:08 p.m. CDT Thursday: Eight miles south of Hayward, Wis., 16 inches of snow was reported.

1:17 p.m. CDT Thursday: Lewiston, Minn., reported 8 inches of snow.

12:57 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Saxon, Wis., more than a foot of snow has been reported.

11:47 a.m. CDT Thursday: Over 500 customers are without power in the Milwaukee area, with hundreds of additional outages reported elsewhere in the state as snow rages on. Thousands have lost electricity across portions of Minnesota and Iowa.

11:35 a.m. CDT Thursday: Branches and trees downed as a foot of snow piles up in Menomonie, Wis.

11:16 a.m. CDT Thursday: Just outside of Rochester, Minn., 15.5 inches of snow accumulation has been recorded.

10:46 a.m. CDT Thursday: Most local, state and interstate roadways in Wisconsin have been issued driving advisories for slick or snow covered roads.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation road camera of snow building along I-94

9:27 a.m. CDT Thursday: Tree branches reportedly downed in Britt, Iowa, as snow totals reach 11 inches.

9:16 a.m. CDT Thursday: There have been 23 accidents reported southeast of Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has listed "Travel Not Advised" for I-90, US-14, US-52, US-61 and most other roadways in the area.

9 a.m. CDT Thursday: Six Minnesota Counties now reporting curent snow totals in excess of 14 inches. The highest amount so far is 15.5 inches that have built up in Owatonna, where power is out to many residents.

8:37 a.m. CDT Thursday: Kasson, Minn., has already seen 14.5 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.

7:57 a.m. CDT Thursday: Thousands listed without power as 2 more inches of snow falls in 2 hours in Goodhue County, Minn. Today's snow total is already 10 inches and counting. Tree damage has also been reported.

7:02 a.m. CDT Thursday: Washburn, Wis., reached a foot of accumulation as snow continues to fall.

6:51 a.m. CDT Thursday: Rice Lake, Wis., has already accumulated 10 inches of snow and counting.

6:45 a.m. CDT Thursday: Sections of I-80 and I-680 listed as being covered with slush, snow and ice in western Iowa.

5:53 a.m. CDT Thursday: Conger, Minn., has reached 11.5 inches of snow so far from this storm system.

As the storm system moves east, all times will now be written in CDT

4:10 a.m. MDT Thursday: Power outages and tree damges reports coming out of Washington County, Minn., as 8 inches of snow (and counting) pile up.

3:33 a.m. MDT Thursday: Sections of I-70 and Route 83 are listed as completely snow/ice packed by the Kansas Department of Transportation:

Pink roads are considered "Completely Snowpacked/Ice." Blue sections are "Partly Snowpacked/Ice." Courtesy of ksdot.org

3:21 a.m. MDT Thursday: Outside of Mason, Wis., 7 inches have piled on so far.

2:37 a.m. MDT Thursday: Fort Dodge, Iowa, received 5.5 inches of snow in 3.5 hours. Snow continues to fall across the region.

12:50 a.m. MDT Thursday: 8 inches of snow was reported in southern Minnesota in the city of Owatonna.

11:57 p.m. MDT Wednesday: 2.4 inches of snow reported in Hastings, Minnesota, just southeast of Minneapolis.

11:11 p.m. MDT Wednesday: In the city of Omaha, Nebraska, a snowfall accumulation of 1.8 inches was reported.

10:53 p.m. MDT Wednesday: 3.6 inches of snow was reported in Clarks Grove, Minnesota.

10:01 p.m. MDT Wednesday:In Pocahontas, Iowa 2.5 inches of snow has accumulated on the ground, while thunder and lightning was also occurring.

8:22 p.m. MDT Wednesday: Just east of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 6.2 inches of snow was reported with snow still falling.

8:01 p.m. MDT Wednesday: The line of snow has moved eastward into northwest Kansas where snow has began accumulating. 1.80 inches of snow has been reported in the city of Goodland so far.

7:27 p.m. MDT Wednesday: With snow still falling, Black Forest, Colorado reported 6 inches of snow as of 6 a.m. MDT.

7:05 p.m. MDT Wednesday: A snow report of 14.5 inches came in from just east of Nederland, Colorado in Boulder County.

7:00 p.m. MDT Wednesday: North, northeast of Woodland Park, Colo., 5 inches of snow has been reported.

6:49 p.m. MDT Wednesday: The snow continues to delay flights. At least 200 inbound and outbound flights have been report at the Denver International Airport.

5:29 p.m. MDT Wednesday: At least 189 arriving and 193 departing flights at the Denver International Airport have been delayed due to weather. A combined 34 flights are canceled. Check with your carrier for the latest flight information.

4:30 p.m. MDT Wednesday: Updated snow totals in Colorado: Estes Park- 16.7, Fort Collins- 15.0, Loveland- 10.0 and Boulder reported 8.0 inches of snow.

3:45 p.m. MDT Wednesday: Three miles north, northeast of Bailey, Colo., reported 7 inches of snow.

2:50 p.m. MDT Wednesday: Independence Pass, Colo., reported 7 inches of snow.

1:59 p.m. MDT Wednesday: More than 160 inbound and outbound flights have been delayed at the Denver International Airport. About 30 have been canceled.

1:23 p.m. MDT Wednesday: The snowy conditions on I-70 in Colorado triggered multiple vehicle accidents. The westbound and eastbound lanes are closed at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

12:58 p.m. MDT Wednesday: This photograph of snow in Highlands Ranch, Colo., (south of Denver) was taken by Twitter user THEJordanGetz.

12:45 p.m. MDT Wednesday: Updated Colorado snow totals: 28 inches in Buckhorn Mountain, 24 inches in Hourglass Reservoir and 10 miles north of Cheyenne reported 15 inches of snow.

11:00 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Coleridge, Neb., racks up 6 inches of snow. The northwest corner of Iowa has anywhere from 3 to 5 inches accumulated as temperatures in the eastern part of the state reach 80.

10:36 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Nearly a half of a foot of snow has accumulated in Boulder, Colo.

10:14 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Flightstats.com lists the delays affecting Denver International Airport as "excessive."

9:51 a.m. MDT Wednesday: David Mayhew took this picture of 9 inches of snow piling up in Fort Collins:

9:27 a.m. MDT Wednesday: More than a foot of snow reported in Grand, Jackson and Larmier counties in Colo.

9:11 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Lyon County, Iowa, reporting 4 inches of snow so far.

8:53 a.m. MDT Wednesday: In Pine Bluffs, Wyo., 9 inches of snow with 1.25 inches of water equivalent have been recorded as snow continues to fall.

8:40 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Snow is currently covering I-70 westbound at Beaver Brook in Colorado.

8:30 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Thundersnow reported in Sioux City, Iowa, and Wayne, Albion and Baker Field Neb.

8:30 a.m. MDT Wednesday: US 287 is closed northbound and southbound in Teds Place, Wyo., due to adverse road conditions.

7:50 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Delays being reported at Denver International Airport due to snow and ice.

7:01 a.m. MDT Wednesday: Recent Wyoming snow totals - 6 inches in Albany County, 9 inches in Laramie County, 8.5 inches in Platte County.

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