Some kids in New Brighton have done it again. Austin, Trevor and Connor Bartz have created a giant snow sea turtle.
Once the wind calms down, and as long as you don’t have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!
The wind chill is 25 below zero, but that’s no matter to Becky Sheehan, who works in downtown Minneapolis. She has a bike with spikes and is fully dressed.
Ahead of Wednesday’s forecasted cold, schools across Minnesota are telling students and parents that classes will be delayed or canceled. Minneapolis Public Schools announced Tuesday that classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.
After Monday’s bitter cold and snow, Minnesota is “enjoying” a slight warm up with high temps above 0 degrees. But that will all change starting Tuesday night.
The bone-chilling cold Minnesotans woke up to Monday had drivers kicking cars that wouldn’t start and parents in the metro bundling kids up for the bus stop.
A frigid Monday…click the link above to hear Governor Dayton talk with John Hines.
It was a little more challenging Monday for people to get through the cold weather and in to work. It was well below zero when Dan Risser left his home for work. He saddled up his bicycle and pedaled through the chill to his job as a short-order cook.
Minnesotans awoke Monday to dangerous subzero temperatures, wind chill values that could cause frostbite in minutes, and a coming winter storm.
It’s not unusual for people who love to ski to brave frigid temperatures and hit the slopes. That is, if the slopes are open.
Dangerous arctic cold and strong winds descended upon Minnesota on Sunday morning, creating the possibility of wind chill factors as low as 45 below.
Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”
A wind chill advisory is in effect Tuesday morning for Minnesota and western Wisconsin as a blast of arctic air descended on the Upper Midwest.
Winter is back in the Twin Cities after a storm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in parts of the metro area Friday night. Reports show snow totals Saturday morning ranged from 3.6 inches at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to 6 inches in Little Canada. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 100 crashes overnight. A dozen involved injuries. No fatal accidents had been reported.
It’s the time of year when the sick list can get long. The common cold, the flu and strep throat can leave businesses a bit understaffed. So over the course of the year, how much sick time do we take? The average American worker is given about eight to 10 days of sick leave a year, but most people only take between 3 and 6.