Monday, February 18, 2013
Burnsville commuters will see subzero temperatures, extreme wind chills Tuesday morning.
Burnsville and the rest of the Twin Cities Metro area are in for another round of wicked cold Tuesday morning. Today's relatively mild winter temperatures will plunge overnight; by 8 a.m., it should be 5 below zero, accompanied by winds of more than 20 mph. That adds up to a dangerous wind chill of 28 below zero. Temperatures should recover into their 20s again later in the week, but more snow is expected to fall Thursday and Friday. The cities could also see snow showers next Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, it's important to be safe during such extreme temperatures, which can freeze exposed skin in less than half an hour. Here are a few reminders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about dealing with severe cold:
Wednesday, January 16, 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, September 22, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a frost warning for Minnesota, just in time for the official start of fall.
Summer officially ended at 9:49 Saturday morning, and already the Twin Cities region is in for a cold snap. Early Saturday morning, officials upgraded a freeze watch to a freeze warning. The warning is in effect from late Saturday night to Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, temperatures could fall as low as 25 degrees outside the Twin Cities' urban core, which would kill crops and sensitive vegetation The freeze is a bit early. The first fall frost typically comes around Oct. 5, according to the Farmers' Almanac. In Burnsville, the NWA predicts that the low will hit 34, two degrees above freezing, with areas of frost from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. However, Mary Schier, editor at Northern …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the Twin Cities metro area will drop into the 20s and 30s tonight.
Jack Frost is coming a month early, which means that gardeners will have to scramble to save summer plants still on the vine. This afternoon the National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a freeze warning for both central and southern Minnesota, as well as western Wisconsin. The warning will be be in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday. A high pressure front from Canada will sweep the area over Wednesday night, bringing light winds, clear skies and temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees outside of the city centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. "Sensitive outdoor plants will be impacted if left uncovered. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation," authorities at NWS wrote. The first freeze usually hits the south metro …