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Snowfall finally reaches Willmar Lakes Area

Snowfall ranged from 3 to 6 inches throughout Kandiyohi County.

A woman crosses Litchfield Avenue as a snowstorm moves through Willmar on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.
A woman crosses Litchfield Avenue Southwest in downtown Willmar as a snowstorm moves through the region Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — The snowfall finally did arrive in the Willmar Lakes Area Tuesday morning.

However, the National Weather Service's initial forecast of 10 to 14 inches for portions of west central Minnesota did not occur. The snowfall ranged from 3 to 6 inches across Kandiyohi County by late afternoon Tuesday.

Heavier snowfall amounts fell farther north of a line from Morris to Paynesville to St. Cloud and into Wisconsin.

Big Stone and Traverse counties in western Minnesota and portions of northeast South Dakota experienced a blizzard warning through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Daryl Bengtson with MinnWest Technology Campus clears snow on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 in Willmar as a snow storm moves through the region.
Daryl Bengtson with MinnWest Technology Campus clears snow on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Willmar as a snowstorm moves through the region.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A snow storm blanketed the region with fresh snow Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. The storm closed area schools to in-person learning after forecasts predicted up to 14 inches of snowfall.
A man walks in the snowstorm while talking on the telephone as snowmen watch Tuesday morning on a downtown Willmar street. A snowstorm blanketed the region with fresh snow Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. The storm closed area schools to in-person learning after forecasts predicted up to 14 inches of snowfall. The snowfall ranged from 3 to 6 inches across Kandiyohi County by late afternoon Tuesday.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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