Easter Storm Dumps Record Snow in Rochester Area
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - It was an Easter snowstorm residents of southeast Minnesota will be talking about for some time.
A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snow across the region most of Sunday with nearly a foot in some areas.
The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow fell in an area that included Dodge, Olmsted and Wabasha counties. Elgin reported 10.8 inches, Wabasha received 10 inches and 9.7 inches fell in the Oronoco area. Rochester and Mantrovile reported 9 inches.
Rochester’s official total at the city airport was 7.5 inches That broke the previous record for April 12, which was 7.2 inches in 1962. It was also the 4th snowiest April day in Rochester.
It will be cold the next few days with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens.