More snow, drizzle is headed this way

Published 7:45 am Monday, March 4, 2013

About 3 inches of snow fell overnight in the Albert Lea area, with winds of 15 to 25 mph, but the question this morning around town was: How much snow will fall across the region tonight?

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Albert Lea and much of Minnesota through Tuesday.

Lake Mills and Northwood-Kensett schools had a two-hour delay today.

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Radar this morning showed snow and possibly drizzle headed toward Albert Lea, likely to hit before this newspaper reaches doorsteps.

The National Weather Service forecast says: “Snow before 10 a.m., then snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. High near 31. East southeast wind around 15 mph.”

The forecast says areas of Minnesota ought to get another 6 to 12 inches of heavy snow in a second wave of snow tonight and Tuesday. The heaviest areas are to be near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

The forecast for Albert Lea says another 1 to 2 inches during the day today, 3 to 5 inches tonight, then another 1 to 3 inches Tuesday.

So let’s summarize: First snow, then drizzle that freezes to the sidewalks as ice, then heavy snow to cover it all up. Stay safe out there.

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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