Winter Storm Misses Us 21 Dec 12

The latest winter storm only grazed the local area on Thursday, and we got off easy compared to folks in Iowa and Wisconsin. There was just a trace of snow in New Ulm over the past 24-hours, and the National Weather Service is reporting snowfall totals of 8-inches or less in southeastern Minnesota. The blowing and drifting snow over our borders was considerably worse on Thursday, with many highways in Iowa closing down later in the day, and people near Madison, Wisconsin are digging out from around 20-inches of fresh snow. It was a somewhat cold start to the day today (FRI) on this first day of winter in Minnesota, with single-digit temps locally and some negative readings in the western third of the state.