The first of two rounds of snow is over. The National Weather Service says we officially received 1 1/2 inches of snow in St. Cloud this (Monday) morning. The measurement was taken at 12:45 p.m. by a trained weather spotter and the St. Cloud prison.
Area businesses that count on snow are optimistic the forecast for several inches of snow this weekend is correct. Brian Techel is from North Central Truck and Equipment in St. Cloud. They are a distributor of snowplows. He says, if the snow starts to fall, their phones will start to ring.
The Duluth area is digging out from its second blast of heavy snow in a week. Lake-effect snow dropped several inches on the Duluth area Sunday on top of a foot or more that fell on Saturday, pushing totals as high as 16 inches.