Thursday, April 11, 2013
Snow is possible every day until Tuesday.
The prospect of more snow remains even as residents dig out from “Winter Storm Walda” Thursday’s weather closed the Hiawatha light rail, cancelled numerous flights out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and forced schools to cancel or postpone most sporting events. The winter storm warning expired at 7 p.m. Thursday, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Friday. “A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties,” according to the National Weather Service. There is an 80 percent chance of snow Friday, mostly until noon. Snow is possible every day until Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow may choke traffic, but it can still be beautiful.
As several inches of snow slowly drift down on Minneapolis, we thought we'd enjoy the prettier side of last night's storm by cruising around and snapping some photos. We want your shots, too! As you go about your day—maybe you're digging out your car, gazing out your kitchen door, or staring out the window at work—snap some shots of the snow, and share them with your neighbors right here! Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, above, to get started. Follow us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
With storms hitting so frequently, roads aren’t necessarily getting plowed whenever a snowflake drops.
Improved snow-melting technology and strategic decisions about when roads shouldn’t be plowed are helping Hopkins weather this year’s heavy snowfall, said Jay Strachota, the city’s parks and streets superintendent. Residents may have noticed that plows aren’t necessarily scraping down to blacktop after each snowfall. Strachota said that’s because the city may let the snow sit for a bit if another snowstorm is expected soon afterward. “It’s a little different operating under a new day, new snow with these clippers coming through so frequently,” Strachota said. Public Works is using practices like that to mitigate the use of overtime whenever a follow-on storm is expected. Storms that have largely stayed just under the two-inch mark for …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Plows will be out through Monday morning. Owners must remove their vehicles from city streets, parking spaces and right-of-ways.
Hopkins' snow emergency continues through Monday. Because of the ongoing snowfall, plows will be out through Monday morning, according to the city's snow line. "We are plowing twice—this afternoon and again tomorrow morning starting at 2 a.m.," Public Works Director Steve Stadler told Patch via e-mail Sunday. "The snow is projected to stop by midnight." Residents must remove their cars from city streets, parking spaces and right-of-ways. Any vehicles that aren’t moved may be towed. Snow emergency restrictions remain in place until streets are plowed curb to curb and parking spaces are completely plowed. Those without their own off-street parking can click here to see a map of approved snow emergency parking locations. Anyone whose vehicle …