FARGO — A spring snowstorm that slammed into North Dakota and much of the Midwest this week brought varying levels of snowfall to the region, with some towns receiving as high as 30.8 inches of snow.
The heaviest snow was in South Dakota where the small town of Wallace, population 85, had a weather spotter report 30.8 inches to the National Weather Service as of 3 p.m. Friday, April 12. Another nearby town in northeast South Dakota — Watertown — had 25 inches.
There was also a report of 29.1 inches in south-central South Dakota near White River, 29 inches in Deadwood in the Black Hills and 27 inches in Dupree in the northwest part of the state. Sisseton in the far northeast corner of the state had 18.1 inches.
In North Dakota, the highest snowfall total reported was in Havana in the southeast corner of the state along the South Dakota border with 17.5 inches. Ellendale, which is farther west near the border, reported 12 inches.
Below are preliminary snow totals from the storm that began Wednesday and continued into Friday morning in the Dakotas and Minnesota based on the weather spotter reports. These were some of the available reports as of 7 p.m. Friday from the highest totals to the lowest.
Wilmot, S.D.: 19.5 inches as of 11:35 a.m. Friday
Havana, N.D.: 17. 5 inches as of 7 a.m. Friday
Near Aberdeen, S.D.: 13.5 inches as of 7 a.m. Friday
Lidgerwood, N.D.: 12.5 inches as of 8 a.m. Friday
Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport: 9.7 inches as of noon Friday
South Fargo, near 52nd Avenue South: 9.5 inches as of noon Friday
Lisbon, N.D.: 9.3 inches as of 8 a.m. Friday
Hendrum, Minn.: 9 inches as of 9:32 p.m. Thursday
New York Mills, Minn.: 9 inches as of 8 a.m. Friday
Pelican Rapids, Minn.: 8.5 inches as of 6 a.m. Friday
Fergus Falls, Minn.: 8 inches as of 10:10 p.m. Thursday
Casselton, N.D.: 8 inches as of 11:36 p.m. Thursday
Fargo: ranging between 5.9 to 7.2 inches as of noon Friday
Rothsay, Minn.: 7 inches as of 11 a.m. Friday
Grand Forks: 6.1 inches as of 7 a.m. Friday
Moorhead: 6 inches as of 4:45 a.m. Friday
Near Jamestown, N.D.: 3 inches as of 6 a.m. Friday
Bismarck: ranging between 1.2 to 3.4 inches as of 7 a.m. Friday