Posted: Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:54AM

Spring Snowstorm



The calendar has flipped to May, but winter made a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota where residents have been digging out of an unseasonable dump of wet heavy snow.
 Students in more than 30 school districts, including the Winona district, are enjoying a rare snow day in May, while utility crews went to work early Thursday to restore power to more than 20,000 Xcel Energy customers.
 
The storm largely missed the Twin Cities, where only some eastern and southeastern suburbs got clipped. But the National Weather Service says the Owatonna area got up to 15.5 inches of snow, while Red Wing and Albert Lea got 10 inches, and Hastings and Farmington got more than 8 inches.
    
Rochester reported 10 inches...Zumbro Falls 10.5 inches...Elba had 8 inches...Altura 4.5 inches and the Winona area reported about 3 to 4 inches.

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Locations : MinnesotaRochesterSoutheastern MinnesotaWinona
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