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Snow Conditions - Snow Report - Brainerd MN

The Snow Report for the Brainerd Minnesota Lakes Area includes snowfall estimates and snow conditions. If you are planning on fishing our Minnesota Lakes this winter or enjoying our great MN snowmobile trails our Brainerd Lakes Vacation Land Snow Report will help you guage the area snow depth and snow coverage. The Brainerd Lakes area also offers downhill skiing at Mount Ski Gull and numerous cross country ski trails, so if skiing in Minnesota is included in your winter vacation plans let us help keep you posted about area snow conditions.

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2014 - 2015 Snow Conditions

11/19/14 The flurries seemed non-stop last night but we woke to just a 1/2 inch of snow settled on the ground (and cars).
11/11/14 It looks a lot like winter in Minnesota with 6 inches of snow adding itself to the mix after nearly 24 hours of precipitation.
11/6/14 The first snowfall of the year doesn't always stick around, but we woke up to about 2 inches of snow this morning in Brainerd, MN!
   

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2013 - 2014 Snow Conditions

   
4/16/14 Well, it wouldn't be April in Minnesota without a snowstorm. Luckily, there wasn't much of a storm; but we did end up with about 4 inches of snow cover.
3/27/14 Today's snow would be much more enjoyable to watch if it wasn't Spring. We've received about 4 inches, following a rain/sleet, so travel with care.
3/21/14 Ugh . . . more snow! And we thought spring was here! 3-4 inches fell throughout the area.
3/18/14 Another 2 inches of snow fell overnight and continues to fall this morning.
2/21/14 Do you like playing in the snow? If you enjoy snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling, Mother Nature has your back this winter! The Brainerd Lakes area has 6 inches of fresh heavy snow. Come play in it!
2/17/14 It has been awhile since we received any snow, other than a few flurries, but this morning we had about 5 inches of snow to shovel. We can deal with the snow, but not the cold. Eh?
1/26/14 4 inches of fresh snow fell last night! Nice big, fluffy flakes. Who's ready to play in the snow?
1/22/14 A new layer of fluffy light snow fell yesterday and throughout the night. About 4 inches of snow was added.
1/18/14 An Alberta Clipper blew through here last night and dropped about 4 inches of very, light, fluffy snow. This morning is bright and sunny making it perfect day to do some snow shoeing.
1/14/14 Woke up to about 4 inches of fresh snow on the ground. Should be nice to have some new snow after the thawing and freezing we've experienced recently.
12/24/13 Snow on Christmas Eve, made for a very White Christmas this year - with about 3 inches of new snow.
12/23/13 Light fluffy snow this morning amounts to about 2 inches of snow.
12/21/13 Saturday brings us 2 inches of snow, great for everyone that likes the outdoors. I hear fishing is good, but most are using portable houses.
12/19/13 Another brief snow burst with 1 inch of snow.
12/17/13 More shoveling! Yesterday's snow ended up bringing closer to 4 inches of snow. We also received about 1 inch today.
12/16/13 The weekend brought another 1-2 inches of snow, and it's snowing again today. We are expecting accumulations of 1-2 inches from today's snow. The snow's have been nice big flakes, giving the illusion of a snow globe. We're seeing snowmobilers out enjoying it! Remember to check trail condition on our Brainerd Snowmobile Trail Conditions page.
12/13/13 It seems to snow just a bit each day this week--light daily snows with accumulations of 3-4 inches over the week.
12/05/13 Bring it on! Another 2 inches of snow fell overnight. Who's ready for some winter fun!?
12/04/13 The snow is persistant! It has snowed all day. We are estimating about 9 inches of new snow at this point; on the Northern edge of Brainerd Lakes country there are reports of up to 12 inches! More snow in the forecast . . . stay tuned.
12/02/13 We have snow!! A nice snow fell overnight and continued throughout the day with accumulations of about 8 inches. We have a nice blanket of snow on the ground and trees, and it truly looks like a winter wonderland in the Brainerd Lakes area right now!
10/20/13 Wow! Snow on October 20! Hopefully, this is a sign of a good snowy winter in the Brainerd Lakes Area! We received about 2 inches of snow. It is a wet, heavy snow--perfect for making snowmen! It won't be here long by the looks of the weather forecast, but stay posted for future snow reports.

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2012 - 2013 Snow Conditions

4/19/13 A big storm rolled in yesterday with snow starting around noon and continued until this morning. It appears that we received over 12 inches of snow. Will it ever end? Will it ever melt? When will we see the golf course?
4/12/13 Eight inches! 8 inches of new snow - Where is my garden!! The storm yesterday brought the area 5 inches of snow and then another 3 inches last night. And no hope for warm weather in site.
3/18/13 What a year! Haven't seen this much snow for a long time. This morning we found 4 - 5 inches of new snow with a strong wind blowing it around. The forecast calls for cool temps until the weekend, so the snow will be here awhile.
3/16/13 We did receive more than 3 inches of snow yesterday afternoon and evening, it seemed to snow all night. Total accumulation yesterday was 6 - 7 inches of snow. And it sounds like a BIG one is coming in on Monday.
3/15/13 This morning we received about 3 inches of snow, and it appears that we will get another 2 inches this afternoon and evening. Should be a FUN weekend.
3/14/13 We were surprised to see new snow this morning with about 3 inches of snow. Hmmm, last year at this date we were golfing.
3/9/13 Another storm came through today starting out with rain and ice and then dropping 6 - 7 inches of heavy snow. This could be the last Harrah! Get outside and enjoy it, BBQing is not far away.
3/5/13 Overnight and this morning, we have received about 7 inches of very heavy show. This will make for great riding and skiing this weekend!
2/22/13 This morning we received about 2 inches of light snow, conditions are great for the weekend!
2/14/13 Happy Valentine's Day! Our gift from Mother Nature was more snow. 1 inch of snow now tops the nice big snowfall we had last weekend. A great time to get out a play!!
2/10/13 Finally got a Big One! The snow storm started a little later than the forecasters expected, but by 4:00PM we had 8 plus inches. The trails should be in Great shape. Lots of snow.
2/6/13 This morning, a Canadian Clipper blew by and dropped 1 inch of fluffy snow. The Weather Guys are saying we could get a bunch of snow this weekend. Let's Hope.
2/2/13 A little dusting of snow last night, maybe 1 inch of new snow.
1/18/13 Not much, but we received about 1 - 2 inches of snow last night making it white and beautiful again. We still have about 6 inches of hard crusty snow under the new snow. It sounds like we are heading for a Cold spell so the ice will be good.
12/28/12 Last night brought about an inch of light, fluffy snow. Not much but it makes it pretty outside. Happy New Year!
12/15/12 Rain Sleet Snow Rain Snow! We got it all with a final snow total of 3 - 4 inches, and a lot of ice. This will make a great base for the trails.
12/9/12 A real winter snow!! We have about 5-6 inches of white, fluffy snow on the ground. Maybe we will have a white Christmas. ;)
11/23/12 A Cold Front moved in last night and dropped the temperature 30 degrees and dropped about 2 inches of snow. This time the snow stuck to the ground and with a cold forecast, we expect it to stay around for a long time.
10/25/12 It's white again today. This snow doesn't look like it will stick around long either. If it's going to snow, my vote is for it to snow enough for us to bring out the snowmobiles!
10/6/12 First snow of the year, but just a dusting. Snow on the ground and on the trees, but will be gone this afternoon.

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2011 - 2012 Snow Conditions

2/29/12 Happy Leap Day--there's snow at last! 9-10 inches of snow have fallen in the Brainerd Lakes Area overnight and this morning. Have you been achin' to get your snowmobile out? Wait no more.
2/26/12 Snowed overnight and most of the day. Overall accumulation was only about 2 inches. More snow in the forecast for this week.
2/21/12 Winter greeted us once again! 2-3 inches of wet, heavy snow fell last night.
1/27/12 A brief snow this afternoon brought about 1 inch of snow. Not much, but it sure is white!
1/23/12 Woke up this morning to find lots of fresh snow on the ground. With 3-4 inches of snow, it finally looks like a true Minnesota winter outside!
1/18/12 This afternoon, a quick burst of snow left about 1 inch of snow. This evening the wind is blowing it around as we are expecting tempertures near -20 degrees F.
1/14/12 Fresh Snow! Only one inch though... now the ground is covered and white.
1/11/12 Hardly a dusting of snow so far today, but it is the most snow we have received so in the Crazy Winter of 2012. It is supposed to get cold so that will help the lakes develop ice, which we also need.
12/30/11 A bit of a surprise today with the arrival of 2 - 3 inches of snow before noon. Makes for a White New Year at least. Be careful on the lakes, there have been reports of ATVs going through the ice, and reports of fishermen being stranded on ice flows that have been separated from the shore. If you want to see White - checkout the BRAINERD WEBCAM.
12/29/11 Just a dusting of snow this morning. At least the ground is white now, all that brown was depressing. More SNOW coming!
12/10/11
No Snow, but we are making great ice! I was on Gull Lake today to check out the ice and it is just amazing. The lake is now covered completely and most of it is smooth as glass, with very little snow on it. This will be a great base for the coming(?) snow. The last time I saw the lake freeze like this was about 15 years ago. You can see on this YouTube video that there were a few fishermen out, in the middle of the lake.
11/19/11
We received light snow most of the day with a total of ONE inch. We had expected 2 - 4 inches, but it moved a little to the south.
11/14/11
First Snow! Maybe a half an inch but snow is here. Just enough to cover the ground and most snow was gone by the afternoon. The Weather Guys are sayin' that we can expect a decent snow by Saturday. I noticed the ponds are starting to freeze. Think Snow!

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2010 - 2011 Snow Conditions

3/23/11
Winter wasn't ready to go away, yet. The roads are tough to navigate this morning with the 9 inches of snow that fell overnight.
3/7/11
A nice, light snowfall yesterday added 3 - 4 inches of fresh snow.
2/21/11
We missed the Big Snow yesterday, but it started snowing here at about 9 PM and by this morning we have received about 7 inches. This should bring all of the trails back into great condition.
1/31/11
It seemed to snow most of last night and some today. It took a long time to get another 3 inches of snow. Now the cold comes in.
1/21/11
Very cold today with a - 33 F degrees last night. All day the temperarure remained below zero, so it was surprising to see about 2 inches of very fluffy snow arrive.
1/14/11
Today we received 3 inches 4 - 5 inches of new new snow, making it perfect conditions for skiing and sledding in the Brainerd Lakes area.
1/13/11 Snowed last night and most of the morning, amounting to 2 inches of very light, fluffy snow.
1/11/11
A refreshing light snow fell today and yesterday. It didn't amount to much but added a nice 2 inches of fresh cover.
12/31/10
Another 2 inches of snow fell throughout the day. We missed the BIG one. Happy New Year!
12/30/10
Very heavy snow fell today, amounting to about 3 inches. It was about 32 degrees and the snow was preceded by Rain, had it been colder we would have had 10 inches of snow. Another storm rolling in on Saturday which will be great.
12/21/10
Another nice snowfall yesterday throughout the day and into the evening with accumulations of about 4 inches.

12/04/10

Our Winter Wonderland just keeps getting whiter, overnight we received about 3 inches of very light, fluffy snow.
11/30/10
It's a good time to have 4-wheel drive! About 6 inches of snow fell overnight. The tree branches are now frosted with wintery white snow, making for a scenic winter view.
11/24/10
New snow this afternoon dropped a quick 3 inches so that now the ground is completely covered. Small lakes and ponds are frozen over, however the big lakes are still open. With an overnight low of -3 F they should freeze soon.
11/22/10
The snow started falling this morning and continued lightly throughout much of the day. 2 inches of light, fluffy snow now adorns the ground.
11/14/10
We missed the Big Snow that hit the Twin Cities receiving only a dusting of snow yesterday. Overnight we did receive 2 inches of very heavy, slushy snow. So, it looks like Winter is here.
10/26/10
Today marks the first snow of the season! A wet, heavy snowfall accompanied by some strong winds added about 1 inch of white to the ground; but, due to the warm conditions, much of it melted as it landed.

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2009 - 2010 Snow Conditions

2/23/10 The snow has decided to fall again! This morning we received about 1 inch of nice snow.
2/8/10 A wintery weekend at last! It was time to get the snow plows out again after receiving 3 inches of snow.
2/5/10 Just in time for the weekend, we have about 1 inch of fresh snow from this mornings snowfall.
1/25/10
Received a mixture of snow and rain over the weekend; it didn't result in much accumulation of snow. It is snowing this morning. We've received about 1 inch.
12/27/09
It snowed all day Saturday, off and on, dropping another 3 - 5 inches of snow.
12/26/09
The Christmas Storm of 2009 - it has been snowing for 3 days and continues this morning. Although the storm did not reach the catastrophic levels that were predicted, we estimate that about 10 inches of snow has fallen. Yesterday and today, the snow was wet and heavy, so it is not going anywhere and will make for a great snow base for snowmobiling and skiing. The ice was good before the storm and I have seen a lot of fish houses on the ice. Mild temps will make for a fun weekend.
12/14/09
More snow has landed in the Brainerd Lakes Area--an additional 2 inches!
12/9/09
We received enough snow that it was time to break out the shovel to clean off the driveway! About 2 inches of snow arrived overnight.
12/4/09
After experiencing a warmer-than-normal November, it finally started to cool off and snow again! With some about 1/2 inch of snowfall during the early morning hours and some light snowfall throughout the day, our ground is now white!
10/10/09
Early snow this year! Started snowing last night and we have about 2 inches on the ground this morning. The snow and cold weather should enhance the Fall Colors.

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2008 - 2009 Snow Conditions

3/10/09
Our March snowstorm arrived. With it about 5 inches of snow fell to the ground in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
2/26/09
It snowed all day long, resulting in about 4.5 inches of fresh snow!

2/21/09

Actual snowfall was about 3 inches.
2/20/09
It's snowing! Roughly 1/2 inch has accumalted so far this afternoon. Weather reports state we can expect 1-2 inches of total accumulation by midnight.
2/18/09
A fresh inch of snow fell overnight! It's nice to have a fresh layer of snow.
2/11/09
Although it snowed most of the afternoon, the snow melted as soon as it hit the ground and no snow accumulated.
1/29/09
A light snowfall yesterday--only about a quarter inch.
1/19/09
A few flakes fell yesterday, but just a light dusting. We have snow flurries this morning as well.
1/03/09
About 4 inches of snow fell during the day and evening. Alot less than the predicted 8 inch snow, but it is great for the trails.
12/31/08
Records show this December is the snowiest December since the 1960s! A total snowfall of 28.3 inches fell in December alone for you to get out and enjoy!
12/30/08
Over 6 inches received so far. Still under a winter storm warning until mid-afternoon as moderate to heavy snowfalls continue . . . another 2 inches fell bringing total snowfall for the day to 8 inches!
12/23/08
Let it snow! We received about 2 - 6 inches of snow over night--and it's still snowing!
12/20/08
We missed the Big One, but we still received 5 inches of snow. Another day in heaven.
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12/14/08
Sunday, Great snow! Over 8 inches of snow arrived today, followed by cold and high winds. Here is a photo from this morning.
12/7/08
A Canadian clipper dropped another two inches of dry, fluffy snow.... cold too.
12/6/08
Overnight we received about 2 - 3 inches of very fluffy snow, and it is supposed to be windy today, so it will really blow around.
11/29/08
Another inch of snow fell in the Brainerd Lakes, not much but at least it is white.
11/15/08
The snow is back--we received about an inch--and this time it looks as though it may be here to stay.
10/27/08
More snow fell overnight resulting in a bit of snow cover. However, it couldn't stand up through the sunny day.
10/26/08
The first snowflakes fell late morning. It was a light snow that melted as soon as it landed.

 

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2007 - 2008 Snow Conditions

4/11/08
A winter storm in April! Snow fell in the Lakes area starting yesterday evening and is still falling this morning. The snow fall in the area this morning is measuring 8 to 12 inches.
3/5/08
About an inch of light, fluffy snow fell overnight.
2/28/08
A Canadian Clipper blew through today and dropped another inch of snow. Not much, but it cleans up the landscape.
2/15/08
Snowed all day and only got 1 inch. Very dry and fluffy snow.
2/14/08
Snow plows and shovels will be busy for a while today: we received 3 - 4 inches of snow overnight. It's nice to see a fresh layer of white on the ground!
2/9/08
Received about an inch of snow in the last 24 hours. Today we are looking forward to The Big Wind and sub-zero temps.
2/4/08
Not much, but we got one inch of snow today. At least it covers up all of the grey stuff.
2/1/08
As we welcome February, we are experiencing some light snow, although nothing significant for added inches. Continued, scattered light snows are expected throughout the weekend.
1/28/08
Saturday morning I woke up to find fresh snow falling. Unfortunately, we only received a dusting. On the plus side, I didn't have to take the shovel out!
1/23/08
Well, we've peaked out of negative temperatures and the sun has decided to join us for a day or two. No fresh snow, other than some extremely light flurries on Monday that were nothing to write home about.
1/18/08
Brrrrr . . . Bundle up if you have to go outside today. Wind chill advisories in effect today with values expected as low as -32 during the day. Wind chill warnings gon into effect as the evening approaches with wind chills potentially reaching as low as -60 tonight. No new snow; but snow depth in the area is still around 8 inches.
1/14/08
Still waiting for the snow to fall . . . the snow that was forecast over the weekend didn't make it. The temperature has dropped, and it's quite brisk out. So, we're not expecting any snow today.
1/11/08
Yesterday morning brought some fresh snow to the Lakes Area. It was just a dusting, with light snow accumulations just under an inch. A slight chance of snowfalls will be with us throughout the weeknd. Drive carefully if you'll be on the road today since freezing drizzle may accompany the snow shower possibilty throughout the day.
12/23/07
Yesterday we had a light mist that caused extreme icing. This morning we are getting light snow and high winds are expected this afternoon. Received about 3 inches of snow through out the day.

12/4/07

Wow, an Old Fashioned Winter! Lots of snow, roads slippery and congested, snow banks that our Golden Retriever avoids. Should be Great Sledding. It is about 4:00 and we have received about 6 inches of snow today and it is still snowing. Thought I would update this before I went out to shovel snow.
12/1/07
Twelve hours of snow fall that dropped about 8 - 9 inches of snow. This a great start for our Winter Fun.
11/9/07
The first snow of the season. Not much but the ground is white, a sign of things to come. We are hoping that This Is The Year!
   
   

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report
2006 - 2007 Snow Conditions

3/2/07
Overall the storm dropped around 12 inches of snow. Great sledding and skiing!
3/1/07
As of 9:00 AM we have received about 2 inches of snow. The forecast is for a lot more snow. Stay tuned.
2/25/07
Unofficial storm total looks like about 10 inches. We have not actually ventured outside, however we did observe our Golden Retriever standing in the snow. Check the Web Cam.
2/24/07
As of 5:00PM - 6 inches and counting - still more snow expected over night.
2/6/07
This morning we received another inch of light, fluffy snow.
2/1/07
Another inch drifted in during the day, just a fluff.
1/29/07
An inch of snow fell last night, and combined with the half inch dusting on Saturday morning the ground is completely white again.
1/11/07
Yes, it is hard to believe, but the Brainerd area received an inch of snow over night. Not much, but at least the ground is white.
12/29/06
Snow! Started with a mist this morning and changed over to snow around 7:30AM, and as of 11:00 AM we have about 2 inches of new snow.
12/22/06
A White Christmas! Yes, it's true the Brainerd Lakes area has been covered by 1 inch of snow. Not much, but we will take what we can. Happy Holidays!

12/04/06

We're White! Two inches of white fluffy snow arrrived last night changing the entire landscape. With the cold temperatures the last few nights, we have been making ice too.
11/13/06
First snow of the 2006 season with about 2 inches of snow. The weather forecast is cool for the next few days, so it should hang around. Maybe this is the YEAR??
   

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