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 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahssen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm will hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on the Lake Minnetonka area by Friday morning, marking the second straight Friday residents here will wake up to white. While last Thursday's snow totals came in under forecasted amounts, this storm is packing some moisture with it, and the Twin Cities area should see snow beginning Thursday night and extending into Friday. That should create yet another messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Forecasters expect the worst weather to hit between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday.
The Twin Cities has so far escaped from “Winter Storm Walda” with fewer side effects than other places the storm hit—but forecasters expect the worst to come later Thursday morning. Icy roads and snow created the usual rash of crashes and spinouts early in the morning commute. Because of ice on overhead wires, buses replaced light-rail service along the entire Hiawatha line in Minneapolis. Kim Adams-Plehal posted on Facebook that she was stuck for about ten minutes trying to get up the hill on Minnetonka Ave South in Wayzata. KORT Sign Design wrote that it took 45 minutes to get from Plymouth to Golden Valley—less than 10 miles. The weather has had minimal impact on school start times. None of the public school districts have delayed or …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A windchill of minus 10 on the first day of spring. Have you considered moving out of state to get away from this climate?
It's 5 degrees above zero on the first day of spring—10 degrees below zero if you count wind chill. Why do you live in Minnesota again? Today is the vernal equinox, when the Earth decides which end it wants to tip toward the sun. Why do our chances of being warm again seem less than 50-50? Spring has sprung, but the climate seems to have sprung a gasket. It's the coldest it's been this late in the season since 1996. Why haven't you moved someplace warm yet? Watch the video above, titled Why We're Here: Twin Cities. It was shot two years ago—entirely in the summer. Coincidence? Leave a comment below and share five good reasons you still live in Minnesota—one reason for each degree above zero this morning.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Looking for some winter activities for the family? Three Rivers Park District has several events Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013 - including several free or low cost activities.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. To register for the following activities, call 763-559-6700 and reference the activity number or visit the Three Rivers Park District website. Free Family Funday: Turtles Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, North Mississippi Regional Park, Brooklyn Center. Meet the nature center turtles. Find out what they eat and how they move. This program is free and open to all ages. Know Your Tracks Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1-4 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Learn some common animal tracks and what stories are told by tracks. Make an ink-stamp track story of your own. This program is free and open to all ages. Backyard Birds Sunday, Dec. …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Plan early to prevent the winter break blues with some upcoming events offered in the Three Rivers Park District in Hennepin County.
The Three Rivers Park District provided the following for 2012. Call 763-559-6700 for more information. Ski Lessons, Snowshoeing, Tubing, Snowboarding and Sledding Throughout the winter months, Three Rivers Parks around the Twin Cities offer a variety of activities. Check the Three Rivers website for hours, cost (if applicable) and details. Activities include: cross-country ski lessons, sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing downhill and telemark skiing, snowboarding Winter Solstice Celebration Celebrate the longest night of the year. On Friday, Dec. 21, from 7-9 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Brooklyn Center, explore the origins of holiday traditions in different cultures. Create a …