La Crosse, WI (KROC AM  News) - They were right. The National Weather Service had predicted half a foot or more of snow would fall across south-central and southeastern Minnesota Sunday morning and totals reported as of 7:00 AM are right on target.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

New Ulm had received 9 inches, Fillmore County received 6. 5 inches and Owatonna and Rochester reported 6 inches - and it was still snowing.

Here's a statement from the NWS that was issued at 7:45 AM Sunday:

Heavy snow is falling across much of the area this morning, with
1-2" per hour snowfall rates common. Up to 8" of snow has already
fallen across portions of southeast Minnesota with more on the

The snow will gradually exit east this afternoon, with most of the
additional snow accumulations confined to western and central
Wisconsin. Some light icing in northeast Iowa and far southwest
Wisconsin could occur as the snow comes to an end.

Snow-covered roads are resulting in hazardous to dangerous
travel. Law enforcement in southeast Minnesota is reporting
numerous accidents and slide offs. Please avoid any unnecessary
travel this morning. If you must go out, check on road conditions
and alter or delay your travel.

Check here for the latest weather-related announcements.

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