Sunday, February 10, 2013
Plowing will begin at midnight on Sunday.
If your car is parked on a public street, it’s time to move it. The City of Golden Valley issued a snow emergency Sunday afternoon as winter storm Orko continued to dump snow throughout portions of Minnesota. Plows will begin clearing streets at midnight on Sunday. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. This is the fourth snow emergency that the City has issued this winter. According to the City website, if two or more inches of snow fall, Golden Valley calls an emergency. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning on Saturday, predicting that Golden Valley and Hennepin County could see anywhere between 4 and 8 inches of snow. By 1 p.m. on Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A winter storm warning will be in effect beginning midnight Saturday. The watch will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service upgraded their winter storm watch to a warning on Saturday, saying that heavy snow, ice and sleet is expected to hit the metro as “Orko” sweeps across Minnesota. Snow accumulations of four to eight inches are possible in locations across Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as western Wisconsin, with accumulations increasing from south to north. Because temperatures on Sunday will hover right around the freezing point, however, the National Weather Service says “there is still uncertainty” about just how much snow may stick. What is certain right now: Monday morning’s commute is likely to be a sloppy mess. A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet should start falling late tonight, …
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.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cars need to be moved by 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
After a snowy Monday night, the City of Golden Valley has issued a snow emergency beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. According to the city, plows will begin work at 7 a.m. and no parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. Weather service forecasters say that there's a 50 percent chance for snow on Tuesday. The next chance for snow is Wednesday.
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/…
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
Plows will begin clearing streets at midnight on Jan. 27.
At about 5:30 on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley declared a snow emergency. According to the City, plows will begin clearing streets at midnight. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. The National Weather Service issued a winter-weather advisory for Hennepin County on Saturday. Weather service forecasters also issued a hazardous weather statement, noting that ice and freezing rain could cause dangerous travel conditions. Sunday's snowfall caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation to classify driving conditions on Highway 169, Highway 55 and Interstate 394 as "difficult." Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
As a band of light snow moved through the metro area Tuesday afternoon, crashes were reported throughout the area.
Small amounts of snow usually don’t cause issues on Minnesota roads, but on Tuesday afternoon, many metro drivers found themselves in ditches or pile-ups. Snow began to fall in the late morning, but it was enough to give roads a thin coating. Traffic and media outlets took to twitter to warn drivers about the hazardous conditions. Star Tribune traffic experts tweeted that a 10-car pile-up forced lanes to close near the intersection of westbound Interstate 94 and Olson Memorial Highway near Golden Valley. At 11 a.m., StribDrive said on Twitter that Highway 169 was a “skating rink,” with numerous spin-outs. An hour later, at about 12:15 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that a crash at the intersection of Highway 169 …
Forecasters say that while the snow will be light, it will be enough to cover roadways.
A little after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, National Weather Service forecasters issued a short-term forecast that showed snow coming to portions of Minnesota. According to the statement: A BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA IS MOVING EAST AT ABOUT 20 MPH AND WILL MOVE IN TO THE REGION OVER THE NEXT ONE TO TWO HOURS. ACCUMULATION WILL BE LIGHT...BUT WILL BE ENOUGH TO COAT ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. THE BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE WESTERN TWIN CITIES SUBURBS AT ABOUT 11:30 AM. On twitter, MPR Weather warned about slick roadways: Band of light snow moving into metro from the west. Expect under 1", but enough for slick roads next 2-5 hours. A coating of snow will help conditions at Theodore Wirth Park. According to Skinnyski…
Friday, December 14, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Golden Valley and Hennepin County.
Updated Dec. 15, 6 p.m. At 3:42 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the National Weather Service updated their hazardous weather outlook statement, saying that accumulating snow is looking more likely for Wednesday, Dec. 19. According to the statement: LIGHT RAIN WILL CHANGE TO LIGHT SNOW THIS EVENING. ANY ACCUMULATION SHOULD BE AN INCH OR LESS. *** Original article published Dec. 14 A little after noon on Friday, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the next few days. Weather service forecasters say that precipitation will move into portions of central and southwestern Minnesota Friday night and early Saturday morning. Freezing rain and drizzle will turn to snow by Saturday afternoon, with one to three inches of snow…