Monday, May 13, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for Tuesday afternoon.
Winter's barely over, but temperatures in Dakota County are expected to reach into the 90s on Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch. The fire warning is in effect from noon through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dry winds will whip through the area at speeds up to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The area will also experience a relative humidity of only 20 percent, forecasters say. "Wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds, low humidity and dry fuel," the service wrote. Southern and central Minnesota are at highest risk, according to the weather service. Click here to review the full warning.
Monday, April 22, 2013
We're more than halfway through April, but winter still isn't relenting. Forecasters predict significant snowfall tonight across the metro area—and an isolated thunderstorm or two.
Prep your snowblowers and warm up those tired shoveling muscles; another winter storm warning has been issued for Burnsville and much of the Twin Cities area. The National Weather Service is expecting as much as 6 to 9 inches of snow on Monday night, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour expected. Isolated thunderstorms may be possible in the main band of snow, which will likely stretch from New Ulm across the Twin Cities to Hayward, Wis. The snowstorm will likely be preceded by rain in the late afternoon, forecasters say. The heaviest snow is expected to fall late Monday afternoon into the early evening hours. The winter storm warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the weather service.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A winter weather advisory has also been issued for Dakota County by the National Weather Service.
A mix of freezing rain and sleet falling this morning is expected to become snow by 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday morning, Burnsville and much of the Twin Cities could see from three to five inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued this hazardous weather outlook at 4:57 a.m. Friday: DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT TWO ROUNDS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE FIRST ROUND WILL COME THIS MORNING...AS PRECIPITATION STARTS OUT AS FREEZING RAIN FOR 2 TO 4 HOURS...BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO SNOW. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH...ALONG WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE WERE BE A LULL IN PRECIPITATION MID DAY...BEFORE A SECOND ROUND OF SNOW ARRIVES …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Twin Cities may see it's first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
Really? There is the mention of snow in the forecast? If you believe the most current weather forecast for this weekend, the Twin Cities metro area—including Burnsville—finally could see the first measurable snow of this winter season. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are calling for a 40 percent chance of snow on Friday evening, with a reduced chance overnight. The probability picks up again on Saturday with a 40 percent chance of snow again. On Sunday, the weather service is also calling for a slight chance of snow. High temperatures throughout the weekend are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s, according to NWS forecasters. The weather service is currently predicting several inches of accumulation over the weekend, with …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert for communities throughout the Interstate 94 corridor.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Low hanging clouds are rolling into Burnsville this afternoon, perhaps bringing with them lightning, thunder and hail. At about 2:40 p.m. today the National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a hazardous weather alert for Dakota County and much of central Minnesota, in addition to parts of western Wisconsin. Scattered thunderstorms are expected across the I-94 corridor. Some storms may be strong enough to produce high winds and quarter-sized hail. The threat of severe weather is expected to fall off after sunset, though there is a good chance of thunderstorms on Friday as well. To see a complete seven-day forecast for Burnsville, click here.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The heat advisory includes much of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Monday's heat advisory for Burnsville is the latest in a series of summer heat warnings for central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. The advisory is scheduled to begin around 11 a.m. and last until 9 p.m., according to a statement from the National Weather Service. The rest of the warning is below: ANOTHER ROUND OF NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES WILL AFFECT THE REGION ON MONDAY AS SOUTHWEST WINDS BRING A PLUME OF HOT AIR ACROSS UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL NOT BE OVERLY OPPRESSIVE, BUT THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURE WILL BE NEAR 100 DEGREES AT MOST LOCATIONS BY MID AFTERNOON. HEAT INDICES WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 105. TEMPERATURE: ACTUAL …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The news of the day: It's still hot. Relief from unseasonably high heat and humidity had been expected tonight, but now, the National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for a high of 92 degrees in Eagan today and a high of 95 degrees Friday. Relief is expected Friday night, with a low of 67. A cool front is moving west, but so far, it appears only to have reached as far as Fergus Falls and Bemidji. According to the National Weather Service: ANOTHER DAY OF NEAR RECORD HEAT AND HIGH HUMIDITY LIES AHEAD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. SOME MODERATION WILL OCCUR TODAY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK COOL…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
More then two-inches of rain is expected between Wednesday and Friday.
Look out, Burnsville. Local creeks and river may swell due to heavy rains later this week. The National Weather Service expects a storm system to stall out of the state late this week, potentially dumping more than two-inches of rain across the Twin Cities and parts west. As a result, the NWS has issued a flash flood watch for the Twin Cities, including Dakota County, and central Minnesota. According to the NWS: "Showers and thunderstorms will continue to expand today. Widespread rain is expected tonight with a swath of heavy rain across Minnesota. Looking ahead, a frontal boundary will stall out across the area, which will allow the active weather to continue across the region through the weekend." The weather statement goes on to read: …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reduced our area's fire threat level from "very high" to "low," thanks to showers that began falling in Burnsville over Monday night.
Thanks to overnight and morning rain showers, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reduced its fire danger rating for Burnsville and the rest of southern Minnesota to “low” Monday morning. The danger rating peaked at “very high” over the weekend, when our area experienced a mixture of strong winds, dry land and warmer-than-average temperatures that is ideal for fires to crop up. Measurable rain began falling in northern Dakota County shortly after midnight, alleviating—at least for the time being—the fire threat. Sunday’s temperature reached a record high of 66 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the National Weather Service said. The previous record of 61 was set in 1902. A high of 65 was recorded at the weather …