Wilbur: Records break after heavy snow across Upper Midwest

Wilbur: Records break after heavy snow across Upper Midwest

A significant winter storm, named Wilbur by The Weather Channel, moved through the Upper Midwest, US over the past few days and dumped heavy snow across the region. It delivered snow from the northern Rockies to the upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern Maine from Sunday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Wilbur brought 22.86 cm (9 inches) of snow to Minneapolis/St. Paul, making it the heaviest two-day April snowfall there in nearly 34 years.

Here are some notable snow reports from Wilbur by state.


21.6 cm (8.5 inches) in Spirit Lake


10.16 cm (4 inches) in Frenchville


35.56 cm (14 inches) in Atlanta


27.94 cm (11 inches) in St. Augusta

22.86 cm (9 inches) at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

18.29 cm (7.2 inches) in Rochester


48.26 cm (19 inches) near Fishtail

18.8 cm (7.4 inches) in the Billings area

Rexford picked up 15.24 cm (6 inches) in two hours Sunday night

North Dakota:

13.97 cm (5.5 inches) in Zeeland

South Dakota:

25.4 cm (10 inches) near Saint Onge


31.24 cm (12.3) inches in Thornton

20.57 cm (8.1 inches) in Green Bay


40.64 cm (16 inches) near Clark (Beartooth SNOTEL);

up to 20.32 cm (8 inches) in Cody

A few cities set daily snowfall records on April 3 and many of the new records shattered the previous ones.

Wausau, Wisconsin, for example, set a new record that was almost 10 cm (4 inches) greater than the previous record from 1923, according to the WeatherNation.

Snowfall amounts upper midwest

Image credit: The WeatherNation

This snow started to break out across Montana in the morning of April 2 and slowly pushes east. Even Sioux Falls, South Dakota set a new record snowfall on April 3:

Snowfall record Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Image credit: The WeatherNation

While some spots may not have set new snowfall records, many still saw some extremely impressive amounts:

Snowfall amounts upper midwest

Image credit: The WeatherNation

Featured image: Scott S / Flickr

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