Nature seems eager to hit average December snowfall

Snowfall totals from the region:

• Rochester, 4 inches.

• Elgin, 3.5 inches.

• Grand Meadow, 3 inches.

• Hammond, 4.9 inches


• Zumbro Falls, 4.4 inches.

By John Weiss

The region could get its average December snowfall before the month is even a week old.

Snow fell Tuesday across southeastern Minnesota, dropping 3 to 5 inches and leaving 6 to 7 inches on the ground, according to the National Weather Service at La Crosse, Wis. In Rochester, that brought the monthly total to 6.9 inches, which is about 4 inches below the 10.8-inch average.

We could get that in the next few days.

The forecast calls for sunny skies today with brisk winds, but skies will turn cloudy tonight. Thursday will bring a chance for 1 to 3 inches of snow, mostly in the afternoon. Winds will blow that snow around. Snow will continue into the night, with a low around 16 and gusty winds.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high in the low 20s.


Another chance of snow will blow in Saturday when the high will be about 17. There is a slight chance of snow Sunday when the high will be near 19.

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