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Twin Cities snow storm breaks February record

Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books.

The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National Weather Service.

It was also first time that more than a foot of snow fell on the Twin Cities in February.

Couple that news with December being the snowiest ever in Minneapolis, and the fact that we blew past the average winter snowfall back at the end of January, and you have the makings of a very long winter.

Minneapolis also broke a related record yesterday, declaring its eighth snow emergency in a single winter.

Minneapolis is now on Day 2 of parking restrictions, so get out there and move those cars:

Park on the ODD side of non-Snow Emergency Route streets starting at 8 a.m.

Park on either side of streets with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route.

Do not park on the EVEN side of non-Snow Emergency routes.

Do not park on either side of parkways.

You can find more Minneapolis snow emergency parking details by clicking here. St. Paul's snow emergency parking ended yesterday.

Here's the NWS map showing where the snowfall was most intense around the state:

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NWS

How much snow fell around the Twin Cities? Here are the top 25 totals from different reporting stations, in inches, as of 11 p.m.

20.00 MADISON
19.60 BLOOMINGTON
19.00 NW EDEN PRAIRIE
18.00 CREDIT RIVER
18.00 BURNSVILLE
16.30 SSW MONTEVIDEO
15.50 W PRIOR LAKE
15.10 LAKEVILLE
15.10 RICHFIELD
15.00 OSCEOLA
15.00 MENOMONIE
15.00 SSW BURNSVILLE
15.00 SPRINGFIELD
14.20 N PRIOR LAKE
14.00 INVER GROVE HEIGHTS
14.00 WOODBURY
14.00 EDEN PRAIRIE
14.00 RED WING
13.60 ANDOVER
13.50 MAPLEWOOD
13.40 MINNEAPOLIS (MSP AIRPORT)
13.40 CHANHASSEN (NWS OFFICE)
13.30 ST PAUL
13.00 GRANITE FALLS
12.90 WNW RICE

(Full list here.)

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