Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Look out for heavy snow falling as fast as 1–2 inches per hour.
Happy May Day. Now that we've taken care of that, there's a new Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for the Lake Minnetonka area promising "heavy snow"—like as many as 9 inches. We're likely to set a record for the most snow we've ever had in the month of May, according to WCCO-AM. Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning that the National Weather Service announced at 3:54 a.m. Wednesday: RARE MAY SNOW STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY A cold front will stall over southern Wisconsin into central Iowa through tonight. Several areas of low pressure will shift northeast along this front, working within a strong surge of incoming colder air to produce periods of moderate to heavy accumulating snow over the …
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 …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Monday morning commute will be slowed significantly thanks to a powerful winter storm expected to move through the area Sunday night.
The National Weather Service anticipates upwards of six inches of snow to fall on the Lake Minnetonka and Plymouth areas Sunday night into Monday morning. The storm will drive a powerful cold front through Minnesota by Monday afternoon, and the National Weather Service anticipates wind gusts up to 50 mph. The winds will blow the new snow around during Monday morning's commute, potentially creating near white out conditions—particularly south of I-94 and west of I-35. From the National Weather Service: Tonight and Monday, a powerful winter storm will track across northern Minnesota. This will send a strong cold front across the region, with a few inches of snow expected ahead of the front and strong west to northwest winds expected in its …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Lake Minnetonka and surrounding areas. Arrival Sunday night could bring more than 10 inches of new snow.
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Sunday, March 3
Yet another winter storm, the third in four weeks, is set to make its arrival in the Lake Minnetonka area Sunday night, dropping heavy snow through Monday and bringing some windy conditions to make the morning commute difficult. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for this yet-to-be-named system, which is coming across the Rockies Sunday and should drop its heaviest snow overnight Sunday into Monday. Weather service forecasters say that up to 12 inches of snow may fall in some areas of Minnesota including Hennepin County. Between six to 10 inches of snow is expected. The track of the storm is still in doubt, the weather service said, but the metro should, after more than four days of above average…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Dubbed "Winter Storm Q," the storm will make morning travel around Lake Minnetonka and the entire Metro area slow and hazardous.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Lake Minnetonka area until 6 a.m. Saturday. Friday's morning commute will be slow and hazardous as the northern line of a winter weather system clips Minnesota on its way east—leaving behind as much as six inches of snow. From the National Weather Service station in Chanhassan: "Another winter weather system will arrive and linger into Friday night. Snow has moved into southern Minnesota and is spreading north-northeast across the area. A general 2-6 inches of snow are expected across the southern half of Minnesota and into west central Wisconsin. There will be a brief break in the weather over the weekend, but the threat of additional accumulating snow events is increasing during the first …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Rain, sleet, snow and high winds are possible Sunday and Monday. The area could receive between four and eight 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…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service Issues Advisory for Twin Cities Region
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisoryfor the Twin Cities area, warning that temperatures could reach dangerous levels from midnight Thursday through noon Friday. The combination of wind and cold could result in wind chills of more than 30 below zero, and as much as 40 below zero in isolated areas, during the early morning hours Friday. At such temperatures, extreme caution is warranted to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. At 40 below zero, going outdoors for more than 30 minutes without gloves or a face mask could result in frostbite. Motorists are urged to pack along extra clothing and a blanket in case of problems. Pets can also suffer from the cold, even on short walks. Temperatures should recover into the 20s by …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Snow, sleet, freezing rain could make travel difficult.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter-weather advisory for Hennepin County. Freezing rain, snow and sleet are possible this afternoon and tonight throughout the Twin Cities region as the outskirts of Winter Storm Luna pass through the area. That could make for a difficult commute Monday morning. Dakota and Washington counties, as well as western Wisconsin, have been upgraded to a winter storm warning, and could see several inches of snow accumulate. But some wintry precipitation is possible anywhere in the region. Weather service officials are urging caution on the roads. The advisory is expected to expire at midnight.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The area's may see its first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon. Weather service forecasters believe as many as six inches of snow could fall on Saturday and Sunday. Windy conditions may lead to blowing and drifting snow and "near-blizzard" conditions in open areas, forecasters say. Forecasters are also calling for one to three inches of snow accumulation on Friday afternoon and evening. The snow expected this weekend will be followed by cold air system, according to the weather service. Wind chils of 15 to 20 degrees below zero are likely across much of central and western Minnesota Sunday night and Monday. Planning to take photos of the snowfall this weekend? Submit your …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Change is in the air as temperatures in the Lake Minnetonka area begin to dip beginning today and lasting at least through the weekend.
The mercury reached into the upper 70s Wednesday, but those highs could be cut by 20 degrees or more today, with lows dipping into the 30s tonight. "Expect far different weather conditions (Thursday) from what has been seen across the state for the past week," a statement issued last night by the National Weather Service read. "A powerful fall system will gather strength in the northwestern plains (Wednesday) evening and move across Minnesota tonight and tomorrow. This will dramatically cool temperatures from the 60s and 70s felt across most of the state on Wednesday." Snow is expected in the northern third of Minnesota, with accumulations potentially piling up several inches from Bemidji and westward. While no percipitation is expected in…