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 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 …
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.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service suggests as much as 10 inches of snow could fall over the Twin Cities by 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Following a brief lull from this morning's winter weather, a second band of snow is set to drop as much as 10 additional inches on the Twin Cities. According to the National Weather Service's Chanhassen office, the second dose of heavy snow will move into the area Monday evening, increasing in intensity as it nears St. Cloud and Mankato. The heaviest snowfall is expected around midnight in the metro area, with snowfall tapering off during the late morning and early afternoon Tuesday. Northwest winds will also be heavy during the storm, averaging between 15 and 20 MPH and gusting between 25 and 30 MPH Tuesday. The NWS reports the windy conditions will lead to blowing and drifting of the fresh snowfall, particularly in open areas. The …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Rain, sleet, snow and high winds are possible Sunday and Monday. We could receive 4 to 8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service upgraded the watch to a warning. "A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring," according to a weather statement. "Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible." Here is the full weather statement: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 1257 PM CST SAT FEB 9 2013 ...WINTER STORM EXPECTED FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY... A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE UPPER MIDWEST FROM TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA... AND IS POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN SUNDAY AND SUNDAY…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Up to 10 inches of snow and strong winds are possible Sunday and Monday.
Here we go again. Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches are possible. The precipitation should begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. To top it all off, strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Twin Cities region isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in effect for western and central Minnesota, which could see more than a foot of snow, along with winds of …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sustained winds could reach 30 to 39 mph, or gusts could reach between 45 and 57 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory begins at noon.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a wind advisory for Hennepin County, including Hopkins. According to the NWS, "A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph are expected." The wind advisory begins at noon Saturday and ends at 9 p.m. It is expected to be very, very cold this weekend in Hopkins. Here is the full NWS statement: URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN212 PM CST FRI JAN 18 2013 ...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING ON SATURDAY... AN ARCTIC COLD WILL PUSH ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN ON SATURDAY. THE FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH DURING THE LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Information on snow accumulations, school closures and traffic and crashes.
UPDATED: 12:10 p.m. Monday. With the flakes finally coming to a stop, Twin Cities residents are starting to tally the effects of this weekend’s winter storm. *** Original story: A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight Monday, Dec. 10, for Hopkins and much of Minnesota, according to an updated alert the National Weather Service issued at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. A total of anywhere from 9 to 15 inches is expected to fall on Hopkins by the time all is said and done, with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen forecasting snowfall to wrap up Sunday evening. Travel is expected to be difficult, with winds increasing in the afternoon and evening. Worried about traffic conditions? Click here for the latest road updates. "The heavy …
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 …