Andrew Whitmyer is no stranger to active and always changing weather patterns. He comes from the Great Lakes region in Michigan/Indiana. Andrew attended Valparaiso University from 2012-2016 where he optained a Bachlor of Science degree in broadcast meteorology, digital media and geography. When the weather is not grabbing Andrew’s attention he enjoys hiking, running and biking. Andrew joined the StormTRACKER weather team in May, 2016. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook by searching @AWhitmyer.
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METRO—Slick roads and heaps of fluffy snow coated the metro after our last minute winter storm. It was cold, but one of the meteorologists bundled to track the snow, giving us an in depth look at what the weather left behind early Saturday morning. Most traffic on I-94 was moving rather smoothly. The snow that dropped in our region was fluffy dense snow, usually easy to shovel. Most residential sidewalks are still snow covered, so a reminder to clean off your sidewalks for pedestrians walking.
Here is a list of snowfall totals for cities in Minnesota and North Dakota from Saturday, February 24 through Sunday, February 25. These snowfall amounts came from a variety of sources with different equipment and exposures. Minnesota Becker County 1 SSW Osage: 4.5 in
Many received enough snow for a white Christmas. Highest snowfall amounts were upwards of 9" across portions of the central Red River Valley.
Beneficial rain was received across portions of the region from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. Highest rain amounts were along and south of I-94. More rain is the forecast Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Rainfall reports from across portions of the region Wednesday through Thursday morning.
Rainfall reports from across portions of the region Wednesday through Thursday morning. The highest rainfall amount was in western, N.D. in Goodrich at 2.90 in.
Rain amounts as of 10 am this morning from western, N.D.
The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the severe risk from a marginal risk to a slight risk for severe T-storms late Friday afternoon for central, N.D. All of the Valley and northwest, MN remain under a marginal risk for strong to severe T-storms late Friday afternoon throughout the evening. Hail and wind remain the primary threat. We are watching as a cold front will be moving from west to east through the area today.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region into a low risk category for strong to severe storms on Friday.
Brief gusty winds caused blowing dust and dirt across portions of central and western, N.D. Saturday afternoon and evening. The blowing top soil dropped visibility to under a quarter of a mile. Video above is provided by Penny Briese.