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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 gauge 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 MN Snow Report 2019/2020

February 17, 2020

A quick snow flurries event left 1/2 inch of fluffy snow on the ground in the early afternoon on Monday. While we only saw a dusting, the southern parts of MN experienced a major winter event with highway shutdowns.

January 31, 2020

Just a little bit more! Brainerd saw another 1/2 inch of snow Friday morning.

January 24, 2020

An unseasonably warm day and overnight brought another 1-2 inches of wet, heavy snow to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Side roads are slushy and slippery this morning, so drive (or walk) with care.

January 20, 2020

The Brainerd Lakes Area saw snow ALL weekend with an additional 1 inch of snow falling overnight Sunday.

January 18, 2020

Winter Storm Warnings were posted for Friday 1/17 until Saturday, and the weather service was right!  The snow started around noon on Friday and continued snowing throughout the night leaving 8 - 10 inches of snow in its path.  And then on Saturday, a Northwest wind will push the snow around while the temps start dropping. It's a wonderful Winter in Minnesota!

January 15, 2020

Brainerd woke up to another fresh round of snowfall on Wednesday, with the final totals being 3-4 inches when it finished around noon. The forecast looks like additional large snowfalls are expected at the end of the week.

January 14, 2020

While the plows still continue to try to clear the Brainerd streets from previous snowfalls, another 1-2 inches of dusty snow fell early Tuesday morning.

December 30, 2019

The snow continued to fall until almost 4PM on Monday afternoon, leaving the Brainerd Lakes Area with an additional 3 inches of wet snow.

December 29, 2019

The three day storm brought us 6 inches of snow on Saturday, and then rain Saturday night, and of course ice on Sunday.  Expecting more snow Sunday night into Monday.

December 28, 2019

Saturday - started snowing this morning and as of 4:00PM, it looks like we have about 3 -4 inches now. We have heavy snow now and expect up to 8 inches by noon on Sunday.  No rain yet.

December 12, 2019

Wow! Brainerd will definitely be having a White Christmas this year!! We're seeing 3-4 inches of new snow on the ground this morning, with light snow still falling.

December 9, 2019

Another overnight snow event left Brainerd with 4-5 inches of fluffy new snow this morning. Brainerd Schools started on schedule, but plows are slow to start in the neighborhoods, so drive with caution.

December 1, 2019

It was a big one, snowed all day Saturday and into Sunday morning.  Grand total of 12 inches of snow.  The trails and the slopes will be Great now.

November 30, 2019

Wow! The snow keeps on coming! 6-7 inches of new snow is on the ground across the Brainerd Lakes Area with more scheduled. The city of Brainerd has declared a snow emergency for Sunday December 1st.

November 27, 2019

The first big snow event of the 19/20 winter was in the forecast for early this morning, and the Brainerd Lakes Area saw some snow! Plows were out early to handle the 5-6 inches of heavy snowfall this morning, and school was in session!

November 13, 2019

A slight warm up during the evening saw Brainerd wake up to 1 inch of fluffy snow. The snow has stopped falling, but ice conditions exist so continue to drive with caution.

November 9, 2019

We've seen a few flurries, but Brainerd's first snowfall to stick around on Saturday, Nov. 9th was around 1 inch of snow accompanied by some ice buildup as well.

Brainerd MN First Snowfall – Annually

2019/2020Nov 91"
2018/2019Oct 111"
2017/2018Oct 273"
2016/2015Nov 1810″
2015/2014Oct 29Flurries
2014/2013Oct 62″
2013/2012Oct 202″
2012/2011Oct 6Dusting
2011/2010Nov 14.5″
2010/2009Oct 261″
2009/2008Oct 102″
2008/2007Oct 26Dusting
2007/2006Nov 92″
2006/2005Nov 132″

Brainerd MN Snow Report 2018/2019

February 27, 2019

The snow isn't slowing down this year is it! Overnight, 3 inches of fluffy snow accumulated in Brainerd.

February 21, 2019

Another winter storm hit the Brainerd Lakes Area and most of Minnesota last night, dumping another 5 inches of snow on the ground!

February 12, 2019

The snow is still falling so there isn't an accurate total for the current snowfall, but there were 2-4 inches of fresh snow this morning.

February 11, 2019

It's still snowing!!! Sunday night snowfall left 2 inches of snow on the ground in the Brainerd Lakes Area on Monday morning.

February 7, 2019

Hey snowmobilers, looks like it's finally your year again! Brainerd is seeing significant snowfall this year with 8-10 inches of light snowfall added to the piles this morning. Snow is still falling and expected to fall over the next 24 hours.

February 6, 2019

1-2 inches of fluffy snow landed overnight in Brainerd. A large snowfall is predicted for this evening, stay tuned!

January 28, 2019

An overnight snow event across the Midwest left Brainerd and the surrounding communities with 5 inches of new snow! Extreme weather advisories are in place for the next couple of days, so be alert to the temperature and road conditions.

January 22, 2019

Continued snowfall added a couple more inches of the same light snow to the Brainerd Area.

January 21, 2019

Careful folks, it's a slippery one out there tonight with a fresh 4 inches of fluffy snow down. The roads still have plenty of ice, and snow is expected to continue falling.

December 31, 2018

Brainerd saw another snow event for the final snowfall of 2018 with 7 inches of snow falling overnight!!!

Snow totals for the Brainerd Lakes Area reached 20 inches or more over the holiday break.

December 28, 2018

After nearly 24 straight hours of snowfall, the snow finally stopped with a total of 13 inches of fluffy snow. There seems to be a bit of a break now, but up to 6 more inches of snow are expected by Monday.


Between Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 - 28, the Brainerd Lakes area received the greatest recorded snowfall for the month of December during a 48-hour period, making it the seventh largest recorded snowfall of all-time.

December 22, 2018

A Dusting! But it is good, because we were looking at a Brown Christmas, Not Nice. So now the ground is white and it looks like the Merry Christmas that the Brainerd Lakes Area expects.

November 29, 2018

After nearly a week of dry ground, the Brainerd Lakes Area woke up to 2 inches of fluffy snow this morning.

November 19, 2018

Brainerd saw overnight snowfall with 1 inch of fluffy snow in the morning. Flurries are expected to continue throughout the day.

November 11, 2019

2 inches of snow arrived with Veterans Day, seems a little early this year.

November 7, 2018

Snow started to fall yesterday afternoon and continued on through the night, leaving a blanket of 1 inch of snow in Brainerd. Cold temps are expected to continue, so this may be the snow that sticks around!

October 11, 2018

With fall colors in full bloom, the Brainerd Lakes Area experienced the first snowfall of the year. While the Twin Cities and some of our Northern friends saw a heavy pouring of early snow, Brainerd saw about 1 inch in the morning. Even with the cold temps, this snow is not expected to stick around.


Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report

2017 - 2018 Snow Conditions

4/16/18On Friday, we all hoped that the Southern Minnesota snow event would miss us, but it decided to make a visit to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Flurries and limited visibility started around 8PM Saturday evening with snow falling nonstop for the next 24 hours! We woke up to 8 inches of snow, more in some areas. Monday school and activities carried on as scheduled despite the plows not hitting major areas before 8AM.
3/31/18Another 11 inches of snow?! Brainerd declared a snow emergency after all night snowfall left a blanket over the entire Brainerd Lakes Area. More snow and colder temps are forecasted for the upcoming week.
3/30/18April is almost here, and after a week of warming sun and melting snow, the skies opened up again! Brainerd was blanketed this Friday morning in 3 inches of fresh snow with accumulations expected throughout the day, and possibly the weekend.
3/26/18Spring arrived, but forgot to tell the snow with overnight accumulation of six inches!! It was the wet and heavy stuff, and made Monday morning commutes a little slow. Higher daytime temps removed much of the snow by afternoon Tuesday.
3/5/18A winter storm warning that went into effect early Monday morning saw ANOTHER massive dumping of snow across the BLA. 6-8 inches of snow, the heavy wet kind, blanketed Brainerd.  Brainerd and other surrounding schools cancelled all classes and programs for the day. By afternoon, snow is still steadily falling with heavy winds and travel advisories in place.
2/25/18Saturday night and Sunday morning brought Brainerd another 6 - 7 inches of snow ---- sledding and skiing will be great!.  It's a Winter Wonderland!!
2/23/18The Brainerd Lakes Area experienced a major weather event with 8-10 inches of snowfall across the entire lakes area. A two hour late start for the Brainerd School District was put into effect early Friday morning as snow continued to fall.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Brainerd Lakes Area and surrounding areas with an additional 8-10 inches forecasted over Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

2/20/18Monday's flurries combined with overnight accumulation saw Brainerd with 4 inches of snow this morning. Plows were out early today!
2/3/18We were greeted this morning with 4 inches of fluffy, dry snow, followed by a very cold Wind chill Advisory.  They are calling this the coldest Super Bowl ever. Go VIKES! (we wish).
1/14/18Wow!! Snow fell for most of the day Sunday creating flurries and slow driving conditions. About 4 inches of very fluffy snow stuck around to start the week.
1/11/18The extreme freezing conditions that kicked off 2018 eased off for a few days and brought 3 inches of snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. Flurries continue and winds are creating snow gusts. Drive with caution.
12/28/172 inches of snow landed in the BLA overnight. Looks like the white is here to stay for awhile now 🙂
12/21/17We've got snow!!! 4-5 inches of fluffy snow accumulated overnight after day long flurries. Get out and shovel early!!

12/16/17Snowfall overnight amounted to about 1 - 2 inches. Waiting for the predicted Storm on Friday - will it arrive?
12/13/17Light snowfall and blustery winds throughout the day yesterday saw Brainerd with an additional 1 inch of snow this morning.
12/11/173-4 inches of fluffy snow covered the ground this morning after overnight flurries. Warmer temps may create slush and ice so quick snow removal is recommended!
12/5/17This morning started off with a dusting of snow, and a layer of ice on the roads after a predicted 5 inches of snow. While the first major weather drop of the year brought intense winds and cold, we're still waiting for that snow that sticks around!!
11/9/17After a few dry, cold days, the Brainerd Lakes saw snow once again with 1 inch of light and fluffy snow that appeared overnight.
11/1/17The October snow melted for Halloween, but didn't stay gone long with a dusting of snow in the morning and continued snowfall. An accumulation of 1 inch is noted at 11:00am
10/27/17Brainerd, MN sees the first snowfall of Winter 17/18 with 3 inches of snow that settled overnight. As of 9:30am, snow continues to fall and road conditions are slick.

 Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report 2016 - 2017 Snow Conditions

5/1/17Should we be surprised by a May 1st snowfall? Not in Brainerd, MN!3 inches of heavy wet snow accumulated overnight leaving Brainerd blanketed in the early morning. Snow continues to fall at 9AM.

4/27/17Spring in the Brainerd Lakes isn't quite ready to show yet with a light dusting of snow overnight that stuck around for the morning. Warmer weekend temps may have this snow heading out soon though!
3/12/17It looked like we were ready to see Spring but colder temps and afternoon flurries left a 2 inch snow cover in the Brainerd Lakes.
2/26/17Overnight we received about 2 - 3 inches of snow, but Monday is supposed to be in the 40s so it won't be around long.
2/7/17After a few days of bitter cold, Brainerd warmed up a bit and saw 3 inches of light snow falling in the early morning and afternoon.
1/31/17Overnight precipitation totaled 2 inches of snow. When added to yesterday's snow that stuck around, Brainerd is back to a winter wonderland.
1/30/17Late night/early morning flurries left Brainerd with 1 inch of fluffy snow. A warmer afternoon temp saw some of the snow disappearing from roads and sidewalks.
1/11/17It's been snowing for days folks! 3 inches of light snow stuck around after another long day of flurries.
1/10/17The snow still falls! 4 inches of fresh snow left the Brainerd Lakes under a blanket of white. Some school closings announced across western and southern Minnesota.
1/9/172 more inches of light snow stuck around after the second day of flurries in the Brainerd Lakes. Afternoon driving conditions were slick with low visibility.
1/8/17Extremely low temps, high winds, and a light snow had Brainerd experiencing snow globe conditions with 3 inches of fluffy snow sticking around.
1/3/17The Brainerd Lakes was greeted from holiday break with 3 inches of snow over an ice covering. Total accumulation of 5-6 inches over New Years weekend.
1/2/17Overnight and early morning snowfall covered Brainerd in 3 inches of fluffy snow.
12/25/16The Christmas day storm left many people without power and covered Brainerd in a 1/2 inch of slick ice and 1 inch of light snow. A no travel advisory was issued throughout most of Central MN.
12/17/16A couple more inches of snow fell over night, this should make a good base for the skiers and snowmobilers. Now the COLD comes, supposed to be -24 F degrees tonight.
12/16/16Two inches of light fluffy snow appeared this AM, and more snow coming tonight. Maybe 3 - 6 inches and then a Blast of frigid air.
12/11/16A blanket of 3 inches of fluffy snow was left on the ground after all day flurries Sunday.
12/5/16Our first blue sky in weeks turned to afternoon flurries leaving us with another 1-2 inches of snow cover which quickly turned to icy roads. Drive careful out there!
12/4/16After losing most of our blizzard cover, Brainerd saw a 1 inch snowfall to leave us with some white.
11/18/166:00 AM - Storm Warning for the day, 12 - 18 inches of snow is predicted.
7:00 AM - Grass is still a beautiful green9:00 AM - Snow starts2:00 PM - Storm Warning is upgraded to a BLIZZARD warning. Hard to say because of the wind, but we would estimate 10 inches of snow so far, and snowing heavily.2:15 PM - Lights out in Brainerd8:00 PM - final snow total was 10 - 12 inches in Brainerd with 13 or more inches to the north around Gull Lake and Breezy Point.

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report 2015 - 2016 Snow Conditions

2/4/16After back to back overnight and early morning flurries, the Brainerd Lakes Area gained another 2-3 inches of snow on the ground.
1/25/16Steady overnight snowfall saw 4-5 inches of precipitation on the ground with light snowfall continuing into the afternoon.
1/7/162 inches of fresh snow blanketed the Brainerd Area after late night snowfall. Some flurries continued throughout the day with no substantial settling.
12/26/15The day after Christmas and it snowed all day. Not much but it looks like about 3 - 4 inches. Should be enough now to get the Trails going.
12/16/15Snow continued overnight with flurries, leaving Brainerd with an additional 1-2 inches of snow on the ground.
12/11/15The Brainerd Lakes Area saw its first major snow event of the winter with day long flurries leaving the area blanketed in 2-4 inches of heavy, wet snow.
12/2/15Wet and heavy snow is sticking around the Brainerd Lakes Area with 1 1/2 inches of additional accumulation falling overnight.
12/1/15The first snowfall of the 2015-16 winter found 5 inches of snow sticking to the ground in the early morning.

11/22/15Another one inch of snow fell in the late afternoon and with temps in the high twenties, the snow was moist. This caused a Black Ice challenge - cars going off the road everywhere.
11/19/15Not much, just a dusting of snow. The first snow of the year to 'stick'. It will probably stick around for a few days as the forecast is for temps in the 20s. Then a warm up on Monday. The Forecasters can't get it right for the next day, yet they are talking about a storm on Thanksgiving - a week away, We'll See.
10/29/15Brainerd received the first snowfall of the 2015-2016 Winter with rain drizzle turned to early morning snow. Flurries rained down for hours, with no accumulation sticking. Stay Tuned for More!

Brainerd Minnesota Snow Report 2014 - 2015 Snow Conditions

4/6/15After a few weeks of warmer temps and dangerously dry ground, Brainerd was surprised with 2 1/2 inches of snow on the ground this morning.
3/3/15Check out the early morning snowfall in NE Brainerd MN.

3/3/15What a blustery morning! 5 inches of snow on the ground and still slowly falling in Brainerd MN.
2/24/15A light coating of snow overnight really helped with the winter wonderland appearance this morning. We still have a few spots that are snow-free, but it looks to be staying cold enough to layer up a bit, finally!
2/20/15Another dusting of snow came in last night, dropping about 1 inch of light fluffy snow.
2/10/15It was quick, but we finally got enough snow to cover the brown grass. Maybe 4 inches of new snow.
2/4/15You can still see some grass, but we did have a light dusting of snow settle down over the last 24 hours. Snow showers are expected this weekend so maybe this is just the start!
1/8/15It's the first snowfall of the new year, and it's not a big one! Morning flurries left us with 1 inch of snow.
12/16/14After losing almost all of our snow with record high overnight temps, it turned around in a flash with 2 inches falling early this morning.
12/7/14Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We accumulated 1 inch of snow toward that dream last night.
11/28/141 inch at a time is how the snow is landing in Brainerd this winter. So far...
11/19/14The flurries seemed non-stop last night but we woke to just a 1/2 inch of snow settled on the ground (and cars).
11/11/14It looks a lot like winter in Minnesota with 6 inches of snow adding itself to the mix after nearly 24 hours of precipitation.
11/6/14The 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

4/16/14Well, 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.
3/27/14Today'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.
3/21/14Ugh . . . more snow! And we thought spring was here! 3-4 inches fell throughout the area.
3/18/14Another 2 inches of snow fell overnight and continues to fall this morning.
2/21/14Do 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!
2/17/14It 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?
1/26/144 inches of fresh snow fell last night! Nice big, fluffy flakes. Who's ready to play in the snow?
1/22/14A new layer of fluffy light snow fell yesterday and throughout the night. About 4 inches of snow was added.
1/18/14An 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.
1/14/14Woke 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.
12/24/13Snow on Christmas Eve, made for a very White Christmas this year - with about 3 inches of new snow.
12/23/13Light fluffy snow this morning amounts to about 2 inches of snow.
12/21/13Saturday brings us 2 inches of snow, great for everyone that likes the outdoors. I hear fishing is good, but most are using portable houses.
12/19/13Another brief snow burst with 1 inch of snow.
12/17/13More shoveling! Yesterday's snow ended up bringing closer to 4 inches of snow. We also received about 1 inch today.
12/16/13The 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.
12/13/13It seems to snow just a bit each day this week--light daily snows with accumulations of 3-4 inches over the week.
12/5/13Bring it on! Another 2 inches of snow fell overnight. Who's ready for some winter fun!?
12/4/13The snow is persistent! 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.
12/2/13We 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!
10/20/13Wow! 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

4/19/13A 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?
4/12/13Eight 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.
3/18/13What 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.
3/16/13We 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.
3/15/13This 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.
3/14/13We were surprised to see new snow this morning with about 3 inches of snow. Hmmm, last year at this date we were golfing.
3/9/13Another 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.
3/5/13Overnight and this morning, we have received about 7 inches of very heavy show. This will make for great riding and skiing this weekend!
2/22/13This morning we received about 2 inches of light snow, conditions are great for the weekend!
2/14/13Happy 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!!
2/10/13Finally 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.
2/6/13This 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.
2/2/13A little dusting of snow last night, maybe 1 inch of new snow.
1/18/13Not 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.
12/28/12Last night brought about an inch of light, fluffy snow. Not much but it makes it pretty outside. Happy New Year!
12/15/12Rain 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.
12/9/12A real winter snow!! We have about 5-6 inches of white, fluffy snow on the ground. Maybe we will have a white Christmas. 😉
11/23/10A 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.
10/25/12It'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!
10/6/12First 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

2/29/12Happy 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.
2/26/12Snowed overnight and most of the day. Overall accumulation was only about 2 inches. More snow in the forecast for this week.
2/21/12Winter greeted us once again! 2-3 inches of wet, heavy snow fell last night.
1/27/12A brief snow this afternoon brought about 1 inch of snow. Not much, but it sure is white!
1/23/12Woke 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!
1/18/12This afternoon, a quick burst of snow left about 1 inch of snow. This evening the wind is blowing it around as we are expecting temperatures near -20 degrees F.
1/14/12Fresh Snow! Only one inch though... now the ground is covered and white.
1/11/12Hardly 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.
12/30/11A 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.
12/29/11Just a dusting of snow this morning. At least the ground is white now, all that brown was depressing. More SNOW coming!
12/10/11No 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.
11/19/11We 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.
11/14/11First 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

3/23/11Winter wasn't ready to go away, yet. The roads are tough to navigate this morning with the 9 inches of snow that fell overnight.
3/7/11A nice, light snowfall yesterday added 3 - 4 inches of fresh snow.
2/21/11We 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.
1/31/11It 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.
1/21/11Very cold today with a - 33 F degrees last night. All day the temperature remained below zero, so it was surprising to see about 2 inches of very fluffy snow arrive.
1/14/11Today we received 3 inches 4 - 5 inches of new snow, making it perfect conditions for skiing and sledding in the Brainerd Lakes area.
1/13/11Snowed last night and most of the morning, amounting to 2 inches of very light, fluffy snow.
1/11/11A refreshing light snow fell today and yesterday. It didn't amount to much but added a nice 2 inches of fresh cover.
12/31/10Another 2 inches of snow fell throughout the day. We missed the BIG one. Happy New Year!
12/30/10Very 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.
12/21/10Another nice snowfall yesterday throughout the day and into the evening with accumulations of about 4 inches.
12/04/10Our Winter Wonderland just keeps getting whiter, overnight we received about 3 inches of very light, fluffy snow.
11/30/10It'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.
11/24/10New 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.
11/22/10The snow started falling this morning and continued lightly throughout much of the day. 2 inches of light, fluffy snow now adorns the ground.
11/14/10We 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.
10/26/10Today 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

2/23/10The snow has decided to fall again! This morning we received about 1 inch of nice snow.
2/8/10A wintery weekend at last! It was time to get the snow plows out again after receiving 3 inches of snow.
2/5/10Just in time for the weekend, we have about 1 inch of fresh snow from this mornings snowfall.
1/25/10Received 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.
12/27/09It snowed all day Saturday, off and on, dropping another 3 - 5 inches of snow.
12/26/09The 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.
12/14/09More snow has landed in the Brainerd Lakes Area--an additional 2 inches!
12/9/09We received enough snow that it was time to break out the shovel to clean off the driveway! About 2 inches of snow arrived overnight.
12/4/09After 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!
10/10/09Early 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

3/10/09Our March snowstorm arrived. With it about 5 inches of snow fell to the ground in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
2/26/09It snowed all day long, resulting in about 4.5 inches of fresh snow!
2/21/09Actual snowfall was about 3 inches.
2/20/09It's snowing! Roughly 1/2 inch has accumulated so far this afternoon. Weather reports state we can expect 1-2 inches of total accumulation by midnight.
2/18/09A fresh inch of snow fell overnight! It's nice to have a fresh layer of snow.
2/11/09Although it snowed most of the afternoon, the snow melted as soon as it hit the ground and no snow accumulated.
1/29/09A light snowfall yesterday--only about a quarter inch.
1/19/09A few flakes fell yesterday, but just a light dusting. We have snow flurries this morning as well.
1/3/09About 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.
12/31/08Records 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!
12/30/08Over 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!
12/23/08Let it snow! We received about 2 - 6 inches of snow over night--and it's still snowing!
12/20/08We missed the Big One, but we still received 5 inches of snow. Another day in heaven.
12/14/08Sunday, Great snow! Over 8 inches of snow arrived today, followed by cold and high winds. Here is a photo from this morning.
12/7/08A Canadian clipper dropped another two inches of dry, fluffy snow.... cold too.
12/6/08Overnight we received about 2 - 3 inches of very fluffy snow, and it is supposed to be windy today, so it will really blow around.
11/29/08Another inch of snow fell in the Brainerd Lakes, not much but at least it is white.
11/15/08The snow is back--we received about an inch--and this time it looks as though it may be here to stay.
10/27/08More snow fell overnight resulting in a bit of snow cover. However, it couldn't stand up through the sunny day.
10/26/08The 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

4/11/08A 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.
3/5/08About an inch of light, fluffy snow fell overnight.
2/28/08A Canadian Clipper blew through today and dropped another inch of snow. Not much, but it cleans up the landscape.
2/15/08Snowed all day and only got 1 inch. Very dry and fluffy snow.
2/14/08Snow 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!
2/9/08Received about an inch of snow in the last 24 hours. Today we are looking forward to The Big Wind and sub-zero temps.
2/4/08Not much, but we got one inch of snow today. At least it covers up all of the grey stuff.
2/1/08As we welcome February, we are experiencing some light snow, although nothing significant for added inches. Continued, scattered light snows are expected throughout the weekend.
1/28/08Saturday 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!
1/23/08Well, 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.
1/18/08Brrrrr . . . 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 go 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.
1/14/08Still 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.
1/11/08Yesterday 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 weekend. Drive carefully if you'll be on the road today since freezing drizzle may accompany the snow shower possibility throughout the day.
12/23/07Yesterday 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.
12/4/07Wow, 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.
12/1/07Twelve hours of snow fall that dropped about 8 - 9 inches of snow. This a great start for our Winter Fun.
11/9/07The 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

3/2/07Overall the storm dropped around 12 inches of snow. Great sledding and skiing!
3/1/07As of 9:00 AM we have received about 2 inches of snow. The forecast is for a lot more snow. Stay tuned.
2/25/07Unofficial 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.
2/24/07As of 5:00PM - 6 inches and counting - still more snow expected over night.
2/6/07This morning we received another inch of light, fluffy snow.
2/1/07Another inch drifted in during the day, just a fluff.
1/29/07An inch of snow fell last night, and combined with the half inch dusting on Saturday morning the ground is completely white again.
1/11/07Yes, 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.
12/29/06Snow! 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.
12/22/06A 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!
12/04/06We're White! Two inches of white fluffy snow arrived last night changing the entire landscape. With the cold temperatures the last few nights, we have been making ice too.
11/13/06First 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??

View the history of the Brainerd's first snowfall annually.