Thursday, May 2, 2013
'Not even a drop or snowflake': The predicted May Day snowstorm largely spared Minneapolis and its suburbs.
There's no snow to shovel, so you might as well look at what other people in your situation are saying about the surprisingly dry driveway pavements in Minneapolis and its suburbs. Check out the Storify above or at Storify.com.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters issued a winter storm warning early on Wednesday, May 1.
Minnesota weather, famous for its vagaries, may have yet another surprise in store for Twin Cities residents. National Weather Service forecasters have issued a winter storm warning calling for as many as 9 inches of snow on Wednesday night in a band stretching from Rice Lake, Wis. to Mankato. The targeted area includes the Twin Cities metro area. The forecasted weather has already forced the cancelation of the Golden Valley Bicycle Rodeo. The new warning, issued early Wednesday morning, is a significant change from previous forecasts, which predicted only 2-4 inches of snowfall on Wednesday. The winter storm warning takes effect at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and runs through 7 p.m. on Thursday. Forecasters believe rain on Wednesday afternoon …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
With another spring snow coming Wednesday, there’s one more chance to grab some unseasonably wintry pics.
Put away the patio furniture! Mother Nature has one more winter storm left this season. Snow is expected to start falling in the west metro after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. There’ll likely be no more than a quarter inch of snow before it turns to rain—but it’ll revert to snow again after 10 a.m. By the time Wednesday night is over, forecasters predict, one to three inches of snow should have fallen. The good news is there’s one more chance to snag some photos of Minnesota’s winter wonderland. To share your photos, just click “Upload Photos and Videos” above.
Monday, April 22, 2013
'Heavy snow' of 1–2 inches per hour warning continues through 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.
Yes, again: The Golden Valley area is part of a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The nitty-gritty: SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE MAIN HEAVY SNOW BAND. TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED Here are excerpts from the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen at 3:40 a.m. Monday: ...WINTER STORM NOW IMMINENT LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT... ...PROJECTED HEAVY SNOW BAND SHIFTS NORTH AND INTENSIFIES... LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM THE SOUTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL BECOME ALL SNOW …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Snow is expected to be heaviest after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The winter storm warning has been extended until 7 p.m. Thursday.
As forecasters predicted, Twin Cities residents awoke Wednesday to find a dusting of snow and ice on local roads, making for yet another messy springtime commute. Snow fell overnight on top of crusty ice, and it didn’t take long for crashes and spinouts to start. At 4:46 a.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation kicked off metro crash reports with a crash on Interstate 394, at Interstate 494 and Highway 12 in Minnetonka. Total snowfall was minimal and stopped before morning rush hour began in earnest, but weather will worsen Wednesday afternoon. Snow is likely after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. As much as 10 inches of snow could fall between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, making for an even-more-…
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 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
People lamented the winter weather as soon as the first flakes started falling.
Spring may technically have arrived, but that didn’t stop snow from falling in the west metro Friday afternoon. Residents quickly took to social media to complain about the unseasonable weather. Check out what they had to say in the widget above. (The widget may not appear on some mobile browsers.) How do you feel about the snow? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Are you having fun in the snow? Post a photo on Patch!
Winter Storm Saturn has dumped enough snow on the Twin Cities area to wreck havoc on the roadways and send elementary and high school students into snow day madness. With a number of major school districts closed for the day--including Robbinsdale Area Schools, Osseo Area Schools, St. Michael-Albertville Schools and Wayzata Public Schools--many kids are happily home for the season’s first snow day. Are you enjoying the snow? Are your children busy building snowmen, sledding or making snow angels? Snap a photo and share it with the community on Patch. Just click the “upload photos” button!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has upgraded the winter storm watch to a warning for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, including Hennepin County. Between 6 and 12 inches could fall Monday and Tuesday.
Updated Mar. 4 at 6:50 a.m. Many thought we'd wake up to snowy sidewalks and roads Monday morning, but snow didn't begin to fall in Golden Valley until close to 7 a.m. Still, weather service forecasters say 10 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Twin Cities. The winter storm warning was updated Mar. 4 at 6:16 a.m. SNOW WAS FALLING EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WERE COMMON OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY WITH TRACE TO ONE INCH AMOUNTS FARTHER EAST. IN ADDITION...SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WAS BEING REPORTED DUE TO BRISK SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH. THE SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THIS MORNING WHILE CONTINUING ACROSS EASTERN MINNESOTA. …
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, …