Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Steele County snowfall

Snow was falling at a rapid pace early Tuesday morning and caused motorists to stop and clear off the excess snow. Snow accumulations reached 7-8 inches in the Blooming Prairie area and forced postponement of school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong winds in rural areas caused poor visibility for motorists.  Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
February knows how to make an entrance, a very snowy entrance that is.  The Waste Water Treatment Plant in Owatonna recorded five inches of snowfall before 8 a.m. on Feb. 3. The National Weather Service confirmed that five inches of snowfall in northeast Owatonna on its website.  The snow began...
Scott Doucette of Medford spent some time shoveling his vehicle out of a snow drift during  the Dec. 28-29 snowstorm that accumulated as much as 10 inches of snow in areas of Steele County. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer.
When the weather outside is frightful, Steele County stays safe. With over 7 inches of snowfall recorded in Owatonna within about a 24 hour period, local law enforcement were happy to say that there were few accidents in Steele County.  The snow started falling early afternoon on Dec. 28 and went...
True Minnesotans don’t wait long to remove snow from a heavy snowfall on Monday, Dec. 28. Jeff Zwiener is shown blowing out a driveway in downtown Blooming Prairie. The snowfall was recorded at 6 inches. New Richland had 8 inches, Owatonna 8 inches and Rochester 7 inches. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
It wasn’t the first snowfall of the 2015-16 winter season but it was the most significant thus far. The snowstorm had people trying to remember where they put their ice and snow scrapers. A mammoth winter storm had been forecast for the first part of last week, and the snow gods held true by...

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent / ADvantage
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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