Twin Cities avoid record snowfall, National Guard not used during storm

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Minneapolis, MN) -- No one in the Twin Cities metro saw two feet of snow, avoiding what could have been a record-breaking storm in the area.

Forecasters say folks in Taunton got 21 inches during this week's storm, but that's as close as it got. Most people in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul saw between 12 and 16 inches of snow.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport officially saw 13-point-one inches. The task now of course is to dig out of all of that snow.

Speaking of which, Minnesota's citizen soldiers are headed home from snow duty.

The National Guard Thursday ended its mission to help with the blizzard. Governor Tim Walz ordered the guard to be on stand-by, and help road crews if drivers got stranded.

Guard commanders say they didn't have to head-out into the storm once, and that they didn't perform any missions.

The guard credits that to fewer people being out on the roads during this storm.