Monday, April 8, 2013
Snow will start following in earnest Wednesday night.
(Updated 8:14 a.m. April 9 to show that the National Weather Service had upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning.) *** The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service on Tuesday declared a winter storm warning for much of west central and central Minnesota, including Hennepin and Anoka counties. A winter storm warning means “significant amounts of snow, sleet are ice are expected or occuring.” The warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday Some parts of the west central Minnesota could see six to 12 inches of snow fall between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. In the west metro, the forecast calls for rain until Tuesday night, when ice will start accumulating. One to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The winter weather watch has been downgraded to an advisory.
Updated Feb. 21, 9 a.m. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has downgraded this week's winter storm, dubbed Winter Storm Q, to a "winter weather advisory" for the Twin Cities' northern area, including Golden Valley . The storm is set to dump nearly a foot of snow along the Minnesota and Iowa border, with even higher amounts possible to the west, in Nebraska. Still, snowfall amounts should hit the three-inch to six-inch mark Golden Valley, making it one of this season's more prominent snowfalls. The timing could also be a bear, with snow forecast to fall during Thursday night's drive home, straight through to Friday morning's commute into work. Check out our Golden Valley traffic map for more information about road conditions, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
As a snowy storm system prepares to blast the Northeast, Minnesotans are also getting ready for snowy weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for portions of Minnesota including Hennepin County. Weather service forecasters say that a storm system is “expected to lift northeast from the southern Rockies into the upper Midwest over the weekend.” A wintry mix will impede travel on Saturday night with most of the precipitation turning into “heavy snow late Sunday night.” Between six and 10 inches of snow is predicted for a number of cities including Minneapolis.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service's advisory is from 3 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.
Golden Valley is in a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service says snow accumulations could reach 2 to 4 inches, with as much as 5 inches in some areas. Unfortunately, that means the snow will coincide with people traveling to and from Super Bowl parties. "A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties," according to the NWS. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities ... and use caution while driving." Chances for snow will be sporadic this week in Golden Valley, with high temperatures in the low 30s and lows in the single digits. Here is the full weather statement: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wind chill values could drop to 28 degrees below zero in Golden Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Golden Valley and the Twin Cities area, warning that temperatures could reach dangerous levels from midnight Thursday through noon Friday. The combination of wind and cold could result in wind chills of more than 30 below zero, and as much as 40 below zero in isolated areas, during the early morning hours Friday. At such temperatures, extreme caution is warranted to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. At 40 below zero, going outdoors for more than 30 minutes without gloves or a face mask could result in frostbite. Motorists are urged to pack along extra clothing and a blanket in case of problems. Pets can also suffer from the cold, even on short walks. Robbinsdale Area Schools …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Slippery driving conditions caused more than 300 car crashes on Sunday, according to Minnesota State Patrol.
Updated Monday, 12:30 p.m. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said that between 5 and 10 a.m. on Monday, 27 crashes were reported in the Twin Cities metro area. Of those crashes, 5 resulted in injuries. *** Snow, ice and fog forced drivers to slow down on Sunday and Monday. And even then, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that more than 300 drivers crashed on Jan. 27 between noon and 8:30 p.m. On Twitter, Lt. Eric Roeske said that out of 367 crashes, only 48 involved injuries. At about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed a spinout blocking the road on Interstate 394 and Winketka Avenue. At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley declared a snow emergency, noting …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Snow, sleet, freezing rain could make travel difficult.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter-weather advisory for Hennepin County. Freezing rain, snow and sleet are possible this afternoon and tonight throughout the Twin Cities region as the outskirts of Winter Storm Luna pass through the area. That could make for a difficult commute Monday morning. Dakota and Washington counties, as well as western Wisconsin, have been upgraded to a winter storm warning, and could see several inches of snow accumulate. But some wintry precipitation is possible anywhere in the region. Weather service officials are urging caution on the roads. The advisory is expected to expire at midnight.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wind chills could reach dangerous lows on Sunday and Monday nights.
There's cold, and there's Minneapolis cold. The Twin Cities area is about to get the kind of freeze-your-face-off Arctic temperatures that give Midwesterners their reputation for hardiness. The temperature is expected to start dropping Saturday afternoon; Monday could be the first day in four years with a high temperature of less than zero. Sunday and Monday nights could see lows of about 8 below zero, and with west-northwest winds of up to 11 mph, well, let's just say "freeze-your-face-off" might not be an exaggeration. The combination of wind and cold could equal a wind chill of about 27 below zero, and at that temperature, according to the National Weather Service, exposed skin is subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. By the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Bundle up. Weather service forecasters say that below zero temps will blast through portions of central and southern Minnesota.
On Dec. 31 at 4:30 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for 24 Minnesota and Wisconsin counties, including Hennepin County. Weather service forecasters say that on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, “arctic air will filter into the region.” This burst of freezing air will cause wind chill values in portions of central and southern Minnesota to drop to 25 below zero. The hazardous outlook extends through Sunday. For Dec. 31, Golden Valley will see a high near 7, according to the community's 7-day outlook. New Year's Day will bring a low of 7 below zero. If you’re looking to take advantage of the cold weather, check out this list of local ice rinks.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The National Weather Service says storms could be in the forecast for the next seven days.
The dry spell may be over. On Tuesday at 4:55 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook statement for a number of counties, including Hennepin County. According to the statement, isolated storms will move through central Minnesota this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce hail. From Wednesday to next Monday, the National Weather Service says to expect unstable weather. According to the statement: THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS MAINLY EAST CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...AS WELL AS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SOME STORMS COULD APPROACH SEVERE LIMITS. Today, for Golden Valley, expect to see more rain between 1 and 4 p.m. with thunderstorms likely tomorrow.