Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - Residents in southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin woke up to snow on the first day of March.

The snow began falling after midnight Tuesday and by the time it ended, the region was covered by a few inches - the most to fall in some areas since Groundhog Day. 

Totals in Olmsted County were in the 1 -3 inch range with about 2 inches at the Rochester airport. Areas closer to the Iowa border reported 3 - 5 inches. The highest total reported to the National Weather Service was 5 ½ inches in the Caledonia area in Houston County.

The new snow is not expected to last as warmer weather is predicted to move into the region this coming weekend. High temperatures are expected to reach into the upper 40’s Sunday and lower 50’s on Monday.  

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