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 Burnsville 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 region, mainly …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon.
Updated, 10:30 a.m., April 10: The National Weather Service has upgraded its winter storm watch to a warning and is now predicting as much as 12 inches of snow could hit the Twin Cities this week. Forecasters are calling for 6-12 inches of snow, sleet and rain across central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. The first line of wintry precipitation is expected to hit the metro on Tuesday afternoon, with snow expected as temperatures drop on Wednesday. More sleet and rain may come on Thursday as the snow tapers off on Thursday morning, according to the weather service. Strong winds are also possible with this storm, and as much as a tenth of an inch of ice could accumulate during this weather system, forecasters say. Here's the updated …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Burnsville is in the path of Winter Storm Q, expected to blow by from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.
Get your shovels ready again. Winter Storm "Q," the latest in a long line of storms to sweep across the Twin Cities region, is expected to reach Dakota County by Thursday evening. By the time you're headed home from work Friday, we could see an three to five additional inches of snow in Burnsville, with up to seven Apple Valley and Rosemount, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. Also, be advised that the wind chill advisory currently in effect continues through 6 a.m. Wednesday. With chills as low as 25 below zero overnight, anyone who goes outdoors is urged to exercise caution; at these temperatures, exposed skin can be subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The National Weather Service forecasts that as many as six inches of snow could fall over the weekend.
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 chills 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 …
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 …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Burnsville could be in for a wild weekend that could combine the worst weather of winter, spring, and summer — all in the same three day period.
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has sent out a hazardous weather alert as a strong low pressure system sweeps through south and central Minnesota — bringing with it high winds and the possibility of severe thunderstorms and late-coming snow. At present, there is a wind advisory across much of the south-central region, but Burnsville will likely bear the brunt of the system on Saturday afternoon, when there is an 80 percent chance of a severe thunderstorm. Sunday is no better, with a 70 percent chance of storms. The onslaught will continue on Monday, when forecasters predict snow. The most severe weather is expected along the Minnesota-Iowa border. Residents are advised that this system could be capable of producing a tornado.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Over Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, one of this season's biggest snow storms rolled in, bringing with it sleet, snow and freezing rain. The squall knocked out power for 2,000 residents, but Burnsville and the rest of Dakota County were left mostly unscathed by the storm, while areas twenty miles north of the Twin Cities were buried under up to a foot of snow. The storm did leave Burnsville with a thick coat of ice — often with photogenic results. Got a great photo of Burnsville, post-icepocalypse? You're welcome to share it! Just click the upload button above.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The first snowfall of the season is expected to sweep over south and central Minnesota.
The first significant snow storm of the season may soon be upon us, said officials at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. A low-pressure front moving up through the plains states from Texas will first bring rain, then snow as the weather cools down. The onslaught will begin on Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday morning. Most of the action will take place in southeastern Minnesota, in a broad swath running from Red Wing to Albert Lea, where there will be the potential for six or more inches of snow by noon Wednesday. However, Burnsville could also see some snow — most likely, an inch or less over the next two days. Forecasters say there is a slight chance of rain on Tuesday morning, with highs in the low 40s. After 10 p.m. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the record breaking storm.
Oct. 31, 1991: The day Jack Frost came trick-or-treating. Across much of Minnesota, trick-or-treaters traded their costumes for snowsuits as snow began to fall during the afternoon of Oct. 31, 1991. Thus began the mother of all winter storms, pounding the eastern half of Minnesota with more than 28 inches of snow over over a three-day period. The single-storm record for the metropolitan area still stands today—as does the lore and stories that followed in its wake. Luckily, these year the forecast is extremely mild by comparison: According to the National Weather Service, Burnsville is in for lows in the 40s tonight. However, to mark the occasion we'd like to hear from you. If you're like Becky Glander, Local Editor of the Minnetonka Patch…