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 …
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.
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 …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Spring may be on its way, but winter is going to remind everyone who is still the boss of March. And by Tuesday evening, as much as 12 inches of fresh snow could be on the ground in Burnsville. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for much of central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. Six to 10 inches is expected in most areas, with some storm totals reaching 12 inches. The warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday. According to the weather service, the storm will come through in two waves of moderate to heavy snow. The first will come Sunday night through Monday morning. The second round is expected to begin Monday night and last through Tuesday morning. A winter …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Commuters could be in for trouble: A messy snow storm is expected to hit the Twin Cities region, bringing with it a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
A major winter storm is moving in on the Twin Cities region — just in time for the afternoon rush hour. At noon, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen bumped a "Winter Storm Watch" up to a "Warning" in anticipation of storm that will sweep across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The storm will be preceded by a blast of warm air, bringing with it a "mixed bag" of precipitation that runs the gamut between rain, snow and ice. Snow forecasts are similarly variable. Across the region, estimates range from eight to 14 inches of snow in central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin to almost nothing in southern Minnesota. The Twin Cities and neighboring cities will likely see one to four inches, with heavier snowfall possible in the …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
After weeks of unusually warm weather, a potentially dangerous snowstorm is coming just in time for the midnight New Year's toast.
The Twin Cities metro area is in for an onslaught of snow this New Year's: According to the National Weather Service, the "first widespread winter weather event of the season" will be rolling in tonight — a volatile storm with high winds and rain that will turn to snow as midnight approaches. "This is a dangerous storm in that weather conditions will change very rapidly from a period of mixed precipitation to snow and blowing snow," the NWS advised in its warning. The storm warning is effective from 9:00 p.m. tonight until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. Central and southern Minnesota will take the brunt of the storm, which is expected to drop three to five inches of snow. The storm will also send blasts of wind from 25 to 35 miles an hour over the …