We all knew it was going to come. Despite temperatures reaching into the mid-60s just a week ago, there is always the dreaded final snowstorm. Hopefully, this one is the final one.

Snowbi-Wan Kenobi is the name given to the District 6 snowplow from the MnDOT Name The Snowplow Contest that was released this month. With 4-8 inches of snow forecasted across Southeast Minnesota, Snowbi-Wan Kenobi is making its first appearance on an area roadway.

According to the MnDOT's District 6 Twitter account, the plow is making its run between Rochester and Kasson on Highway 14, so you may just get a glimpse of the plow yourself if you are traveling on the roadway.

If you do have to travel today, you can get the latest road conditions on our station's app. The Rochester area and much of Southeast Minnesota is in a Winter Storm Warning until 7 p.m.

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At the 11 a.m. update from the National Weather Service, road conditions were deteriorating and the heaviest snowfall was expected to continue through Noon today.


The National Weather Service also has the latest hourly snow total estimates in the Rochester Area, as of 10:28 a.m. this morning.

Hopefully, this is the final snowstorm of the 2020-2021 winter season, but this is Minnesota after all. You never know when Mother Nature will strike again.

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