The Snow Conditions 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.

2018/2019 Brainerd Snow Conditions Report


Big Storm! Started snowing last night and by Sunday morning we had 7 inches of very heavy snow.
Come-on SPRING!!


Friday it snowed all day and we finally ended up with 4 inches of very fluffy snow.
The snow was so light that the city plow did not even come by. Happy March!


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


The snow finally stopped with a total of 13 inches of now fluffy snow. There seems to be a bit of a break now, but up to 6 more inches of snow are expected by Monday.


The forecast is in! The Brainerd Lakes Area received over 7 inches of snow with 6 more expected by this time tomorrow.


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.


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


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


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

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!


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.

2017-2018 Brainerd Snow Conditions Report

On 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.

Another 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.

April 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.

Spring 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.

A 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.

Saturday night and Sunday morning brought Brainerd another 6 - 7 inches of snow ---- sledding and skiing will be great! It's a Winter Wonderland!!


The 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.

Monday's flurries combined with overnight accumulation saw Brainerd with 4 inches of snow this morning. Plows were out early today!

We 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).

Wow!! 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.

The 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.

2 inches of snow landed in the BLA overnight. Looks like the white is here to stay for awhile now 🙂

We've got snow!!! 4-5 inches of fluffy snow accumulated overnight after day long flurries. Get out and shovel early!!

Light snowfall and blustery winds throughout the day yesterday saw Brainerd with an additional 1 inch of snow this morning.

3-4 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!

This 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!!

After a few dry, cold days, the Brainerd Lakes saw snow once again with 1 inch of light and fluffy snow that appeared overnight.


The 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


Brainerd, 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.

2016-2017 Brainerd Snow Conditions Report

Should 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.

Spring 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!
It looked like we were ready to see Spring but colder temps and afternoon flurries left a 2 inch snow cover in the Brainerd Lakes.
Overnight we received about 2-3 inches of snow, but Monday is supposed to be in the 40s so it won't be around long.
After 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.

Overnight precipitation totaled 2 inches of snow. When added to yesterday's snow that stuck around, Brainerd is back to a winter wonderland.

Late 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.

It's been snowing for days folks! 3 inches of light snow stuck around after another long day of flurries.

The 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.

2 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.
Extremely low temps, high winds, and a light snow had Brainerd experiencing snow globe conditions with 3 inches of fluffy snow sticking around.
The 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.
Overnight and early morning snowfall covered Brainerd in 3 inches of fluffy snow.
The 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.

A 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.

Two inches of light fluffy snow appeared this AM, and more snow coming tonight.  Maybe 3 - 6 inches and then a Blast of frigid air.

A blanket of 3 inches of fluffy snow was left on the ground after all day flurries Sunday.

Our 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!

After losing most of our blizzard cover, Brainerd saw a 1 inch snowfall to leave us with some white.


6:00 AM - Storm Warning for the day, 12 - 18 inches of snow is predicted.
7:00 AM - Grass is still a beautiful green
9:00 AM - Snow starts
2:00 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 Brainerd
8:00 PM - final snow total was 10 - 12 inches in Brainerd with 13 or more inches to the north around Gull Lake and Breezy Point.
Check it out in real time -
Brainerd Snow Cam

2015 -2016 Brainerd Snow Conditions Report

After back to back overnight and early morning flurries, the Brainerd Lakes Area gained another 2-3 inches of snow on the ground.
Steady overnight snowfall saw 4-5 inches of precipitation on the ground with light snowfall continuing into the afternoon.
2 inches of fresh snow blanketed the Brainerd Area after late night snowfall. Some flurries continued throughout the day with no substantial settling.

The 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.
Snow continued overnight with flurries, leaving Brainerd with an additional 1-2 inches of snow on the ground.
The 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.
Wet and heavy snow is sticking around the Brainerd Lakes Area with 1 1/2  inches of additional accumulation falling overnight.
The first snowfall of the 2015-16 winter found 5 inches of snow sticking to the ground in the early morning.
Another 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.
Not 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.
Brainerd 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!

2014 - 2015 Brainerd Snow Conditions Report

04/06/15 - After 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.

03/03/15 - Check out the early morning Brainerd MN Snowfall!

03/03/15 - What a blustery morning! 5 inches of snow on the ground and still slowly falling in Brainerd MN.

02/24/15 - A 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!

02/20/2015 - Another dusting of snow came in last night, dropping about 1 inch of light fluffy snow.

02/16/15 - Some snowfall in the early morning left us with another light dusting of snow.

02/10/15 - It was quick, but we finally got enough snow to cover the brown grass. Maybe 4 inches of new snow.

02/04/15 - You 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!

01/08/2015 - It's the first snowfall of the new year, and it's not a big one! Morning flurries left us with 1 inch of snow. 

12/16/14 - After losing almost all of our snow with record high overnight temps, it turned around in a flash with 2 inches falling early this morning.

- Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We accumulated 1 inch of snow toward that dream last night.

- 1 inch at a time is how the snow is landing in Brainerd this winter. So far...

- The flurries seemed non-stop last night but we woke to just a 1/2 inch of snow settled on the ground (and cars).

- It looks a lot like winter in Minnesota with 6 inches of snow adding itself to the mix after nearly 24 hours of precipitation.

- 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!

2013 - 2014 Brainerd Snow Report

2012 - 2013 Brainerd Snow Report

2011 - 2012 Brainerd Snow Report

2010 - 2011 Brainerd Snow Report

2009 - 2010 Brainerd Snow Report

2008 - 2009 Brainerd Snow Report

2007 - 2008 Brainerd Snow Report

2006 - 2007 Brainerd Snow Report