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 …
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.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
But just to the west many Minnesota counties are facing a Blizzard Warning issued by the National Weather Service.
So far Hennepin County has escaped an ominous Blizzard Warning for Monday from the National Weather Service. Instead, the NWS has put the area under a 24-hour Winter Weather Advisory that starts at 1 a.m. on Monday, March 18. But it's a Blizzard Warning for counties just to the west, so beware and take care. Here is the NWS announcement of the Winter Weather Advisory: BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY ACROSS WESTERN, SOUTHERN AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY EVENING. A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING A QUICK BURST OF 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY ACROSS THE REGION. THIS STORM WILL DRIVE A POWERFUL COLD FRONT THROUGH MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN BY MIDDAY MONDAY. WEST TO NORTHWEST …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service's advisory is from 3 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.
Minnetonka is in a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen says snow accumulations could reach 2 to 4 inches, with as much as 5 inches in some areas. Unfortunately, that means the snow will coincide with people traveling to and from Super Bowl parties. "A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties," according to the NWS. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities ... and use caution while driving." Snow is forecast throughout the week, with high temperatures in the low 30s and lows in the single digits. Here is the full weather statement: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wind chills could reach dangerous lows on Sunday and Monday nights.
There's cold, and there's Minneapolis cold. The Twin Cities area is about to get the kind of freeze-your-face-off Arctic temperatures that give Midwesterners their reputation for hardiness. The temperature is expected to start dropping Saturday afternoon; Monday could be the first day in four years with a high temperature of less than zero. Sunday and Monday nights could see lows of about 8 below zero, and with west-northwest winds of up to 11 mph, well, let's just say "freeze-your-face-off" might not be an exaggeration. The combination of wind and cold could equal a wind chill of about 27 below zero, and at that temperature, according to the National Weather Service, exposed skin is subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. By the …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The National Weather Service says freezing drizzle, snow, slippery roads, strong winds and wind chills of 15 to 20 below zero are expected through noon Saturday.
Saturday, January 12
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Minnetonka, Hennepin County and other areas of the state of Minnesota. The advisory was issued at 12:08 a.m. and will continue through noon Saturday. Here is the full National Weather Service statement: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 1208 AM CST SAT JAN 12 2013 ...FREEZING DRIZZLE...SNOW AND STRONG WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL OCCUR FOR A FEW HOURS EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THE FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW ACROSS WEST CENTRAL INTO …