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 …
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 …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The metro is expected to get one to three inches of snow before 11 a.m. Check out Patch’s map of up-to-the-minute road conditions.
Snow in the Twin Cities snarled Monday morning commutes, causing numerous crashes as drivers headed to work. Golden Valley is under a winter storm warning and is expected to receive one to three inches of snow before 11 a.m. followed by another half an inch in the evening. The winter weather has turned roads slippery. The Minnesota Department of Transit reported crashes and spinouts on most major thoroughfares. To see what the roads are like on your route to work, check out Patch’s map of up-to-the-minute road conditions.
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, …
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
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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We know that winter weather brings its fair share of difficulties, but snow also means that it's time for snowmen building, snow angel making and a few snow ball fights. On Sunday, officials from Theodore Wirth Park said that the cross country ski trails were busy. The The “Front-9” will be rolled and packed today, providing more choices for skiers. Theodore Wirth Park also has miles of single track mountain biking trails, which are available for enthusiasts with fire tire bikes. According to a trail conditions forum from Minnesota Off Road Cyclists, conditions are great for fat tire biking. On Sunday afternoon, one forum user called the conditions "unique" and encouraged riders to take to the trails. If you, or people you know, are having…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Weather service forecasters updated their winter storm warning statement at 3:22 a.m. on Dec. 8.
The National Weather Service amended their weather statement early Saturday morning, saying that "near blizzard conditions may develop on Sunday afternoon in portions of Western and Southern Minnesota." A winter storm warning remains in effect, which could bring about six inches of snow to Minneapolis and Golden Valley. According to weather forecasters, a winter storm warning means that "severe weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous." The hazardous weather outlook, which was updated at 4:44 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, states that whiteout conditions could occur in portions of the state, but will depend on how much snow has fallen. Get ready to bundle up toward …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek reminds parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice on partially frozen ponds, lakes, and all bodies of water. Most victims of fatal accidents on the ice in Hennepin County have been children. “When your child is near the ice or the water, you should be near your child,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “I urge you to provide clear rules about ice safety throughout the winter months.” No ice should ever be considered safe. Small bodies of water such as ponds are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the …