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Snow falls in Worthington, surrounding area

A winter storm system brought varying amounts of snow to the region Thursday night into early Friday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, Worthington reported four inches of new snow Friday morning along with .31 inches of precipitation. Other communities reported more snowfall, with Spirit Lake leading the way with 7.7 inches. Meanwhile, Sibley had a measurement of seven inches of snow, Sheldon had five inches, Rock Rapids had 3.7 inches and Windom 2.9 inches.

Snowfall between 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday was accompanied by lightning and thunder in some locations, with snowfall rates during that time in the range of almost two inches per hour. Schools throughout the region had two-hour late starts Friday and some were closed. You can find the complete list of announcements under the weather tab at

The National Weather service says what could be a major winter storm is likely to impact the region next week.

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