Other communities were hit harder by this week’s winter storm, but Minnetonka still received a heavy blanket of snow over the past two days.
A trained spotter in Richfield, the closest location to Minnetonka, 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 and Minnetonka Public Schools to push back the start of school by two hours on Tuesday.
However, areas further from Minnetonka 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.