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.
Nearly a foot of snow will fall in places south and east of Lake Minnetonka, according to the National Weather Service.
The Lake Minnetonka area avoided the brunt of a rare May snowstorm overnight that the National Weather Service says will leave nearly 12 inches of snow in areas to the south and east, where a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect: Close call for the Twin Cities. A 30 mile wide heavy snow band continues to stream moisture northeast overnight. This snow band has seen very little movement over the past few hours and has produced widespread 4-8" snowfall amounts. Isolated locations in the shaded region will see near a foot of snow by the time it's all said and done Lake Minnetonka's forecast for Thursday: A slight chance of snow between 11am and noon. Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for as many as 6–9 inches of snow Wednesday night across the metro area, including the Lake Minnetonka area.
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning for the Lake Minnetonka area Warns of 6–9 Inches of Snow Original post (Tuesday): Minnesota weather may have yet another surprise in store for Lake Minnetonka area residents. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 1–3 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday. The Twin Cities, including the Lake Minnetonka area, will likely see rain beginning late Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, that rain may turn into snow. Additional rain and snow is possible before 1 p.m. on Thursday, with rain following on Thursday afternoon. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tweeted pictures told the story of another springtime snowstorm.
The upside of a springtime snowstorm: lovely scenes across Southwest Minneapolis. Here are some posted at Twitter (see above or at Storify.com). Add your own by uploading to this post.
Monday, April 22, 2013
'Heavy snow' of 1–2 inches per hour warning continues through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Yes, again: The Lake 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 …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Wayzata and Minnetonka district schools also starting two hours late. Winter's last gasp is mucking up roads and some students' schedules.
Orono Schools (District 278) and Westonka School District 277 will start two hours late with no morning kindergarten on Friday, April 20, 2013, according to KSTP.com, as Minnesota deals with a springtime winter storm. Schools in the Wayzata and Minnetonka districts will also have a two-hour late start, according to KARE11. Commuters can expect a tough slog through the snow that has fallen along with rain, sleet and hail over the last 24 hours. Check back here for updates on any other delayed school starts or road-condition updates. And check the Lake Minnetonka Patch Commute feature for a quick look at traffic conditions in the Twin Cities.
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, 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 …