A pretty decent blizzard hits Northfield

1133 Heritage Drive 1133 Heritage Drive 1133 Heritage Drive
After shoveling a tiny perimeter around my garage door this morning, I put on my Steger Mukluks and made the short hike to my neighborhood James Gang Coffeehouse and Eatery. The temp is around zero with a stiff north wind.

James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery Jeff Ewald, co-owner, James Gang Coffeehouse Mukluks by the fire at James Gang Coffeehouse Greta, Paul, Jeff at the James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery
Co-owner Jeff Ewald opened up at 7 am sharp and had the fireplace going. Ahhhh.  Later, Jeff teamed up with Greta and Paul to make me a breakfast burrito. Yum.

How much snow did we get? Hard to tell. Lakeville got 17 inches and Faribault got 10, according to NOAA. Somewhere in the middle, it would seem, though I’ll guess high and go with 15.

9 thoughts on “A pretty decent blizzard hits Northfield”

  1. Paul Douglas says 11.5 by 5 p.m. Saturday on the snow total, but it sure felt like more when I was clearing our driveway last night. Your guess of 15 inches seems about right, but it’s hard to know because there was so much drifting.

  2. I was shoveling my drive way. Over and over and over again. I am sure we got 4 feet (that’s 48 inches) in Dundas. All in my driveway.

  3. Some totals around the area:
    0554 PM SNOW EDINA 44.89N 93.36W
    12/11/2010 M15.5 INCH HENNEPIN MN NWS EMPLOYEE

    0607 PM SNOW BLOOMINGTON 44.83N 93.32W
    12/11/2010 M16.1 INCH HENNEPIN MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0610 PM SNOW 3 SSW BURNSVILLE 44.73N 93.31W
    12/11/2010 M18.0 INCH DAKOTA MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0654 PM SNOW SHAKOPEE 44.77N 93.48W
    12/11/2010 E21.5 INCH SCOTT MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0715 PM SNOW MANKATO 44.17N 93.99W
    12/11/2010 M8.0 INCH BLUE EARTH MN BROADCAST MEDIA

    0826 PM SNOW HASTINGS 44.73N 92.85W
    12/11/2010 E16.3 INCH DAKOTA MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0906 PM SNOW LAKEVILLE 44.68N 93.24W
    12/11/2010 M17.4 INCH DAKOTA MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0909 PM SNOW FARIBAULT 44.30N 93.27W
    12/11/2010 M12.0 INCH RICE MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0942 PM SNOW NEW MARKET 44.57N 93.35W
    12/11/2010 E21.5 INCH SCOTT MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    1036 PM SNOW ST LOUIS PARK 44.95N 93.36W
    12/11/2010 E15.2 INCH HENNEPIN MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    1133 PM SNOW SAVAGE 44.76N 93.36W
    12/11/2010 E16.5 INCH SCOTT MN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0124 AM SNOW MINNEAPOLIS 44.96N 93.27W
    12/12/2010 M17.1 INCH HENNEPIN MN OFFICIAL NWS OBS

    MEASURED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL
    AIRPORT. STORM TOTAL SNOW.

    0124 AM SNOW CHANHASSEN 44.86N 93.56W
    12/12/2010 M15.5 INCH CARVER MN OFFICIAL NWS OBS

    MEASURED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. STORM
    TOTAL SNOW.

      1. Griff, somebody reports from 1SM SE of Northfield; I don’t know who that person might be. He/she is a trained spotter, and as of 3:50 PM yesterday was reporting 11.5 inches. Spotters are all volunteers, and I don’t know if there are any particular reporting requirements as far as when or how often they take observations. What I DO know is that professional weather folks are very appreciative of the information they provide.

  4. nice mukluks Griff. they don’t look at all like the one I’m getting:
    http://salsacycles.com/bikes/mukluk/

    Jane-I owe you an apology. I ran out places to put the snow in our driveway, so I have been driving it over to Dundas and dumping it. It didn’t look anyone was home so I dumped it in your driveway. I won’t let it happen again. you could use the passive shoveling method. it should melt by April.

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