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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The snowfall totals in the Rochester area and many other parts of southern Minnesota were higher than expected today.

There were numerous reports of more than 3 inches of snow in Rochester, while the most recent report from the Rochester Airport was 2.4 inches. The forecast issued this morning called for 1-2 inches of accumulation.

Higher accumulations were reported closer to the Twin Cities. The National Weather Service says Northfield reported 6 inches of snow, while nearby Elko-New Market had 5.3 inches as of late Tuesday afternoon. 5.3 inches was also reported in Henderson, and Lakeville saw 4.4 inches of accumulation.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Forecasters are keeping a very close eye on a storm system that is still developing in the Pacific Ocean that has the potential to deliver a major winter storm to Minnesota on Friday. At this point, the National Weather Service is only saying there is a chance of heavy snow Friday afternoon and Friday night.

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