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.
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-…
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, December 7, 2012
The area's may see its first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
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, March 1, 2012
Power outages and dangerous road conditions caused morning delays.
A slushy, icy, snowy mess greeted many Minnesotans Wednesday morning. The weather caused school closings, late starts, and headaches for drivers. Minnetonka Public Schools started two hours late. Orono and Wayzata Public Schools were closed for the day. After initially planning a two hour late start, Westonka Public Schools also closed, citing icy roads and power outages. Thousands of power outages affected several cities in the metro area, including Excelsior, Long Lake, Wayzata, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, and Orono. Road conditions varied across the state. Between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the State Patrol reported 73 crashes in the metro area, two jack-knifed semis, and 139 off road or spun out vehicles. None of the crashes were fatal…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Snow and ice woes around Lake Minnetonka cause cancellations and late starts for Westonka, Orono, Wayzata, and Minnetonka public schools.
The overnight snow and ice dump came with morning cancellations and late starts for area schools. Orono Public Schools: All schools are closed today. High school sports and all community education programs are also canceled. Wayzata Public Schools: All schools are closed today. Westonka Public Schools: Schools will start two hours late due to severe weather and road conditions, according to a Westonka schools announcement. Morning kindergarten is canceled. Adventure Club will start at 8:55 a.m. Update 7:25 a.m.: Due to the icy roads and power outages Westonka Public Schools are now closed. After school activities and Adventure Club are also canceled. Minnetonka Public Schools: While Explorers Club will have it's normal start time, …