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 St. Louis Park, 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.
St. Louis Park Public Schools did not cancel school or have a late start, but the storm did prompt Benilde-St. Margaret’s to declare a snow day.
Areas further from St. Louis Park 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.