This January, several Minnesota schools closed schools five times due to extreme wind chills. The average temperature has hovered around 10 degrees and it has snowed 22.6 inches. But how that does compared with Januaries past?
Since insects don’t have the luxury of giant furry hats, scarves or mittens, they get creative to withstand the cold. While not all insects can tolerate the subzero temps, most have strategies to survive.
The death of a motorist whose car got stuck in the snow in McLeod County may be weather related. The sheriff’s department says it received a report Monday of a man who had been missing since Sunday night.
Tight supplies of propane and bitter temperatures across much of the nation are putting the squeeze on a number of rural communities. That’s because rural residents rely on propane fuel to heat their homes and businesses. But a severe shortage of propane is forcing the price of LP to skyrocket.
Many school districts across the state canceled classes because of the extreme cold, which meant getting the word out to families, so they could make arrangements. But still, school officials know that sometimes not everyone gets the message.
An unusual weather pattern driving bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle south across a huge swath of the Midwest is expected to send temperatures plummeting Monday from Minneapolis to Louisville, Ky., the latest punch from a winter that is in some areas shaping up as one of the coldest on record.
Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.
In his twelve years as superintendent at Minnetonka Public Schools, Dr. Dennis Peterson has called off school three, maybe four times. Each time it was for snow, not cold.
Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.
With the return of bitterly cold temperatures and brutal wind chills, Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced they are canceling classes for Thursday.
As our rough winter continues, drivers throughout the Twin Cities are being put to the test both with their patience and safety as they hit the roads for the morning commute. Overnight snow coupled with windy and cold conditions made for another slick start on the roads.
As bad as winter has been in the Twin Cities, conditions are apparently much worse up in Canada. At least that’s one of the major factors that’s pushing a beautiful boreal creature to fly south.
A woman in her 30s was found dead outsider her home Tuesday afternoon in the south metro, and investigators say they are not sure if the extreme cold played a role in her death.
What happened to one police officer transporting criminals in the cold? Click the link to hear!
Monday’s frigid temperatures are creating extra work for heating repair companies. CenterPoint Energy has tripled its staff since Sunday and technicians are working around the clock. Smaller heating repair companies are also seeing a big boost in business.