Storm Dumps Record Snow on Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Although Wednesday’s snowstorm is long gone, Thursday’s morning commute in southeast Minnesota was affected by the overnight refreeze.
Roads, sidewalks and other surfaces were slick and there were a few traffic mishaps in the area. A few school districts also decided to open late due to the poor driving conditions.
Storm snowfall totals were only a few inches in some areas but close to a foot in Stewartville and Racine.
Rochester’s official storm total was 9.3 inches, the highest two-day amount this winter. The total at the airport Wednesday was 6 inches, a new record for the date. The previous record was 5.9 inches, set in 1996. The moisture content of the snow was .45 inches, also a new record.
Mostly dry weather is expected through the weekend. Above normal temperatures are expected Monday and Tuesday but cooler air will move in for Groundhog’s Day, which is a week away.