Winter Storm Ukko: Snow and Ice Reports

March 20, 2013

Maine Turnpike in Portland, Near Exit 47

Maine Turnpike in Portland, Near Exit 47

Maine State Police assist a motorist whose car spun out and ended up on it’s roof near the Northbound Exit 47 on the Maine Turnpike. No word of injuries or damage. (iWitness/Michael Leonard)

  • Maine Turnpike in Portland, Near Exit 47
  • Andover, Mass.
  • Lawrence, Mass.
  • Deerfield, Mass.
  • Deerfield, Mass.
  • Deerfield, Mass.
  • Deerfield, Mass.
  • Rockefeller Township, Pa.
  • Barton, N.Y.
  • Andover, Mass.
  • Easton, Pa.
  • Southern Minnesota
  • Maysville, Ky.
  • Rushsylvania, Oh.
  • Washington D.C.
  • Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Butler Township, Pa.
  • Wausau, Wis.
  • Winchester, Va.
  • Stamford, Conn.
  • Easton, Pa.

Above: Photos from Winter Storm Ukko.

The Weather Channel named Winter Storm Ukko on March 17, 2013.

Ukko brought a swath of snow from the Northern Rockies across the Upper Midwest and eventually into the Northeast. Ukko's snow finally finished up in northern Maine on March 20, 2013.

Some of the worst conditions occurred in the Dakotas and western Minnesota, where blizzard conditions led to the closure of a 127-miles stretch of Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria, Minn., early Monday, March 18.

A secondary disturbance associated with Ukko brought a narrow stripe of snow to the Ohio Valley on March 17.

Freezing rain led to ice accumulations in parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania as warmer air moved in aloft over cold surface air.

Below are some selected snow and ice totals from Ukko, organized by state.


Top snow total: 7.6 inches near Orogrande


Top snow total: 9.0 inches northeast of Belgrade


Midwest Snow Reports

Midwest Snow Reports

Midwest Snow Reports

Midwest Snow Reports

North Dakota

Top snow total: 7.0 inches near Park River in northeast North Dakota

Official Grand Forks snow total: 4.6 inches.

Official Fargo-Moorhead snow total: 3.6 inches (measured in Moorhead, Minn.)

South Dakota

Top snow total: 2.0 inches in Bowdle


Top snow total: 9.0 inches at Fourtown and near Park Rapids, both in northern Minnesota

Bemidji snow total: 8.2 inches

Official Minneapolis-St. Paul snow total: 3.1 inches


Top snow total: 3.5 inches at Lowden in eastern Iowa

Official Dubuque snow total: 3.4 inches

Official Des Moines snow total: 1.7 inches


Top snow total: 4.0 inches near Elizabeth in northwest Illinois


Top snow total: 11.0 inches at Gile in north-central Wisconsin


Top snow total: 26 inches near Twin Lakes in Houghton County, Upper Michigan; this includes lake-effect snow in the wake of Ukko.


Top snow totals: 3 inches near St. Joseph and Marengo in south-central Indiana


Top snow totals: 6 inches at Brooksville, Maysville, Williamstown, Corinth, and Berry, all in northern Kentucky


Top snow total: 6 inches near Wheelersburg in south-central Ohio

West Virginia

Top snow total: 8.1 inches near Cherry Grove

Top ice total: 0.3 inch in Terra Alta


Top snow total: 4.1 inches at Haywood

Ice accumulations: 0.10 inch in Warm Springs and Check


Top snow total: 5.3 inches near Frostburg


Top snow total: 10.0 inches at Ogletown

Top ice accumulations: 0.30 inch at both Princeton and Pocono Summit

New Jersey

Top snow total: 6.0 inches at Wantage


Northeast Snow Reports

Northeast Snow Reports

Northeast Snow Reports

Northeast Snow Reports

New York

Top snow total: 15.0 inches at Porter Corners

Official Albany snow total: 8.3 inches


Top snow total: 6.3 inches at New Hartford

Rhode Island

Top snow total: 8 inches at Greenville


Top snow total: 16.1 inches at Lunenburg

Official Boston snow total: 7.2 inches at Logan Airport


Top snow total: 25 inches at Jay Peak

New Hampshire

Top snow total: 16.1 inches at New Boston


Top snow total: 18 inches at Linneus and Monticello in Aroostook County, northern Maine

Official Portland total: 8.7 inches at Portland Jetport

Ukko is named for the Finnish god of sky and weather.

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