Blowing Snow Bears Down on Minnesota During Blizzard

Minnesotans were left with “bitterly” cold temperatures and snow-covered roadways on Thursday, December 24, after a blizzard hit the state, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

A total of 8.7 inches of snow accumulated at the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport by Thursday morning, the NWS said.

Tracy Maher said this footage of blowing snow and gusty winds was taken on Wednesday during the blizzard in Minnetonka, a city near Minneapolis. “Wanted a white Christmas, got a blizzard. So very 2020,” Maher said on Twitter.

Weather officials said wind gusts in the Twin Cities area peaked at 58 mph during the storm. Credit: Tracy Maher via Storyful