Other communities were hit harder by this week’s winter storm, but Hopkins still received a heavy blanket of snow over the past two days.
A trained spotter in Richfield, the closest location to Hopkins, recorded 8.5 inches of snow falling Monday and Tuesday, according to the latest National Weather Service report, which was released at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday.
The storm prompted Hopkins Public Schools to push back the start of school by two hours. For the second day in a row, the district released secondary students early and cancelled after-school activities.
However, areas further from Hopkins bore the brunt of the storm. Inver Grove Heights recorded the heaviest snowfall at 10.10 inches, while Lakeville was close behind at 10 inches.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received 9.3 inches.