Albert Lea blanketed in snow

Published 12:29 pm Sunday, December 4, 2011

Albert Lea received about 4 to 6 inches of snow in a storm that blanketed the region in white Saturday, making winter’s presence visible.

The storm brought the white stuff from the southwest to the northeast, at first dropping a mist, turning to light snow around 1 p.m. and becoming heavy snow by 4 p.m.

Roads were difficult to drive on Saturday, with people taking a full hour extra to get from the Twin Cities to Albert Lea.

Saturday morning began with a blanket of fog and a light mist. The storm didn’t bring much for wind. Most of the day the wind was calm, and the fastest the wind became was 7 mph around 3:30 p.m.

Don’t expect it to melt. The high for Sunday is 27 degrees, for Monday 22 degrees and Tuesday 21 degrees.

About Tim Engstrom

Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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