As of 6 a.m., Lakeville's school start times have not been changed and will begin as scheduled, despite the nearly 11 inches of snow that fell in town on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Officially, the National Weather Service says Lakeville received 10.8 inches as of 8:11 p.m. Sunday night, its last official storm report.
As it stands now, the Twin Cities won the snow lottery on Sunday with nearly every town in the metro area getting between 10 and 15 inches of snow. Compared to last year, Sunday's storm was a snow-mageddon event. The deepest single-day snowfall in the Twin Cities last winter was 4.2 inches on Dec. 3, 2011.
Yesterday's storm was also a record of sorts. The 10.5 inches of snow at the international airport—the official site of record for the NWS—marks just the 21st time since 1884 that a calendar day in the Twin Cities has seen 10 or more inches of snow. Let's repeat: the amount of snow received on Sunday has happened only 20 other times in 128 years.
Traffic on Monday morning is expected to be a disaster, with very icy conditions as temperatures are forecast to plummet into the single-digits tonight. Also, many side-streets in Lakeville may still be int he process of getting dug out.
Thanks to the storm, as of 8 p.m. Sunday, 597 crashes had been reported statewide, with 61 involving injuries and one fatality, according to Lt. Eric Roeske, of the State Patrol. Almost 970 spinouts and slides off slippery roads also were reported, he said.
Speaking of schools, no word on the start times or closures for Lakeville's colleges, private schools or daycares including the three Kindercare locations, both New Horizon locations, All Saints Catholic School, Kindernook Preschool, Primrose, the Minnesota School of Business or Christian Heritage Academy. So it's likely all schools are running on time.
Who had the most snow? As of 8 p.m. Sunday, Columbus Township, in Anoka County, reported 16 inches of snow. Forest Lake had 13.5 inches. Chanhassen, Excelsior and Burnsville all reported about 12 inches.