MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s official — Tuesday’s snow storm is the largest early season storm ever recorded in Minnesota, going back about 140 years.
WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says this was also the second-largest snowfall in October, following the 1991 Halloween blizzard.
there were were some impressive snow totals Tuesday, with 9 inches reported in Lakeville; 8.9 inches in Ellsworth, Wisconsin; 8 inches in Granite Falls; 8 inches in Red Wing, 7.4 inches at MSP Airport; and 7.1 inches in Woodbury.
Road conditions have improved a lot in the Twin Cities Tuesday evening, but it’s certainly not ideal to be traveling pretty much anywhere in the state. The Minnesota State Patrol says there have been more than 1,100 crashes and spinouts on state roads Tuesday, but no reported fatalities.