It might be a bit of an understatement to say things escalated quickly on Wednesday. During the morning, the forecast had a chance of a little snow Wednesday evening, but just hours later a winter storm warning was issued and snow started to fly.

The amount of snow we got actually broke a 100+ year-old Duluth record for the day of May 8. Previously, the most snow on record that had ever fallen on May 8 was 5.5 inches back in 1902. That record was beaten yesterday, with the new total of 8.3 inches going down in history as the most to have ever been recorded on May 8.

So, how much did we get around the area? You can see an approximation of snowfall totals in the map below, but here are some of the latest snowfall reports from around the area.

  • 12 inches - 2 miles NNW of Gary New Duluth, MN
  • 10.6 inches - Duluth NWS Office
  • 10 inches - 1 mile N of Cloquet, MN
  • 9.9 inches - 1 mile WSW of Maple, WI
  • 9.9 inches - 5 miles SE of Wales, MN
  • 9.5 inches - 7 miles NNW of Two Harbors, MN
  • 9.5 inches - Moquah, WI
  • 9.5 inches - Twig, MN
  • 9.4 inches - Red Cliff, Wi
  • 9.3 inches - Lake Nebagamon, WI
  • 9.1 inches - Hermantown, MN
  • 8.5 inches - 2 miles N of Cloquet, MN
  • 8.5 inches - 5 miles NNE of Brule, WI
  • 8.3 inches - Poplar, WI
  • 8.1 inches - 3 miles NE of Duluth, MN
  • 8 inches - Bennett, WI
  • 7.6 inches - Mahtowa, MN
  • 7.2 inches - Solon Springs, WI
  • 7 inches - Brule, WI
  • 7 inches - Cornucopia, WI
  • 6.5 inches - Wrenshall, MN
  • 6.2 inches - Lester Park Duluth, MN
  • 6 inches - Washburn, WI
  • 6 inches - Cromwell, MN
  • 5.5 inches - 4 miles E of Iron River, WI
  • 5.3 inches - Herbster, WI
  • 5 inches - Esko, MN
  • 4.5 inches - Tamarack, MN
  • 4 inches - Two Harbors
  • 3 inches - Moose Lake, MN
  • 2.5 inches - Silver Bay, MN
  • 2 inches - Cotton, MN