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 Hopkins 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 THIS …
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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The metro is expected to get one to three inches of snow before 11 a.m.
Snow in the Twin Cities snarled Monday morning commutes, causing numerous crashes as drivers headed to work. Hopkins 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.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the metro area through 1 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19.
So much for the luck of the Irish. Another helping of snow is on its way to Hopkins and the Twin Cities, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state, with estimates of 3-5 inches of snow set to fall over the metro area before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19. Meteorologists expect the late season winter storm to "bring a quick burst of 2 to 5 inches of snow" through early Monday, with the weather system lingering over the metro through much of the day. Blizzard conditions are likely across western, southerns and portions of central Minnesota into late Monday night, with powerful northwest winds gusting around 50 mph. Here's the full weather advisory, from the NWS: A …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Let your neighbors see your best shots of this morning’s winter wonderland.
Hopkins residents went to bed with driveways and sidewalks plowed and woke up to find several inches of snow blanketing the community. The area is expected to see one to two inches of daytime snow accumulation. With the snowfall over night, there’s more than enough for some winter fun. Patch would like to see you best shots of Hopkins’ winter wonderland. To share your photos with your neighbors, just make sure you’re signed in to Patch and click on “Upload Photos and Videos." Look forward to seeing your winter fun!