After what has been a lackluster winter as far as snowfall, the past week saw a change in weather as up to ten inches of snow fell in parts of the area.

 

After what has been a lackluster winter as far as snowfall, the past week saw a change in weather as up to ten inches of snow fell in parts of the area.

The first round of snow moved through Thursday afternoon and continued into the overnight hours, with heavy snow falling at times. Six to eight inches were reported around the Montevideo area, and high winds caused drifting and poor visibility, which in turn caused most area schools to open two hours late.

City crews began plowing in earnest early Friday morning as residents began the process of removing snow from driveways and sidewalks. Drivers found that streets which weren’t plowed yet were slippery and difficult to negotiate.

Late Saturday saw the arrival of another round of snow as an additional four inches of snow fell on Montevideo. Most other area communities reported similar four inch totals, which Cosmos and Lake Lillian reporting over five inches.

Travel again became difficult, and numerous area churches cancelled their Sunday services.

Temperatures so far this week have been above freezing and the snow from last week has been melting. A high temperature of 45 degrees was reported on Tuesday and temperatures for the weekend will be in the lower 40s on Saturday and Sunday.

A chance of snow returns to the forecast late Sunday, with a better chance for snow on Monday as the next system pushes through.

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