Thursday, April 11, 2013
Burnsville's schools have not announced delays or closures as of 6:30 a.m.
Burnsville and the rest of the metro area woke up to a 1-inch coating of thick snow, ice and slush Thursday morning, but Winter Storm Walda is expected to dump six to eight inches more snow on the metro throughout the day. The storm was enough to close or delay some schools in southwestern Minnesota—though none in Burnsville, as of 6:30 a.m.—and snarl the Thursday morning commute. Traffic is heavy throughout the metro, with snow and ice on the roads and crashes on Highway 77 and 35E. Forecasters are predicting that the heaviest blow will fall throughout the morning—up to three inches are expected by 11:30 a.m.—with light snow, rain and freezing rain expected throughout the afternoon. Local meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on Wednesday that…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The National Weather Service calls today’s snowstorm “major” and “powerful.” Several inches of snow could fall today.
Looks like the weather-poeple got the snow forecast wrong. This time in a crazy-weird way—they predicted much, much less than we're actually going to get. As of noon on Sunday, the south metro already had more than 6-inches of snow, according to a boot-print report by a resident who posted the news to Lakeville Patch's Facebook. When it's all said and done, Burnsville could be buried under more than a foot of snow. Planning to take photos of the snowfall this weekend? Submit your shots to Burnsville Patch by adding them to our community gallery, or to this article. The Twin Cities is currently in the grips of the biggest snow storm in two years, and some places, the National Weather Services says, could get more than 15 inches of snow …
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, February 29, 2012
Are you a talented photographer? Get a shot at just the right moment? Show your post-storm photos on Burnsville Patch.
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.
Crews are continuing to restore scattered outages.
12:40 p.m. Wednesday: As of noon on Wednesday, about 200 Dakota Electric customers scattered throughout the company's service area remained without power, according to a press release. The greatest total number of customers with power outages at one time, because of the winter storm Tuesday and Wednesday, was 4,200, according to the release. It's estimated that all power should be restored by this evening, the release says, but in certain cases, trees have to be removed or electric masts on individual homes repaired. If you see downed power lines, assume they are live and stay away from them, the release says; call Dakota Electric’s outage line (651-463-6201) to report an outage or downed power lines. Come back to Burnsville Patch for …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Burnsville and the rest of the south metro could be in for a belated Snowmaggedon courtesy of Old Man Winter.
After month of unusually temperate weather, it looks like Jack Frost is coming back with a vengeance. At noon on Monday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Burnsville and other towns across the south and central Minnesota: Over Tuesday and Wednesday an oncoming storm could dump six to 12 inches of snow on the Twin Cities region. Forecasters anticipate the worst in west central Minnesota, from Granite Falls to Staples, where heavy snowfall of up to 20 inches and high winds could lead to blizzard conditions. However, there is some uncertainty about the storm's path. If the storms shifts, Burnsville and neighboring towns could be bombarded with more snow than anticipated. Sleet and freezing rain are also possible. …