Monday, April 22, 2013
'Heavy snow' of 1–2 inches per hour warning continues through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Yes, again: The Minnetonka 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 …
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-…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It could’ve been worse, but Minnetonka still got quite a bite of snow.
Other communities were hit harder by this week’s winter storm, but Minnetonka still received a heavy blanket of snow over the past two days. A trained spotter in Richfield, the closest location to Minnetonka, recorded 8.5 inches of snow falling Monday and Tuesday, according to the latest National Weather Service report, which was released at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday. The storm prompted Hopkins Public Schools and Minnetonka Public Schools to push back the start of school by two hours on Tuesday. However, areas further from Minnetonka bore the brunt of the storm. Inver Grove Heights recorded the heaviest snowfall at 10.10 inches, while Lakeville was close behind at 10 inches. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received 9.3 inches.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Students took to social media to plea for a snow day — only to have a two-hour late start instead.
Hopkins High School’s early release Monday had many Hopkins looking forward to a snow day Tuesday. That wasn’t to be, though. The district announced in the mourning that school would just be delayed two hours—prompting students to register their complaints on Twitter. Check out what they had to say in the widget above. (The widget may not appear on some mobile browsers.)
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.
Updated Feb. 9: The National Weather Service has 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 …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Tuesday morning commute was better than Monday, but drivers will still find below-average speeds on roads between Minnetonka and Minneapolis.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Roads throughout the area are improving, but drivers will find reduced speeds on local roads. Lieutenent Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol said drivers should plan on doubling their normal commute times and "expect icy patches and slippery spots." Delays are currently being reported on multiple roads in the west Metro, including most interstate arteries. The light traffic Monday night and early Tuesday morning gave state and local transportaion departments a chance to tackle the compacted snow clinging to most area roads—blamed for giving most drivers the most problems. No serious accidents are currently on the radar. Follow MnDOT on Twitter for the latest accidents and traffic camera photos At least a foot of snow fell in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Packs of snow and ice on the road resulted in road incidents and travel delays.
The winter storm that hit Minnesota over the weekend brought over a foot of snow in some cities and dangerous road conditions. By the Monday morning commute, many major roads were in fair condition, but not perfect. Slippery and hardened snow packed areas led to morning road troubles and lengthy commutes, according to the Star Tribune. The evening commute should be better, WCCO reported, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to clear the road. Here’s a look at some of the traffic incidents in the West Metro as reported by MnDOT. Interstate 494 Highway 169 Minnesota Highway 5 US-212 In the West Metro, Lt. Eric Roeske with the Minnesota State Patrol reported that from 9:30 p.m. on Saturday through 10 a.m. Monday morning …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A powerful storm will continue to impact the region all day Sunday, with snowfall expected to become heavy at times during the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight Sunday.
Making a snowman? Shoveling your driveway? The kids are loving the snow? Upload your photos here to our gallery! A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight Sunday, Dec. 9, for the city of Minnetonka and much of Minnesota. A total of anywhere from 9 to 15 inches is expected to fall on Minnetonka 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. "The heavy snow will taper off this evening with a few snow showers expected thereafter," the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning. "The wind will then increase from the northwest with drifting snow …