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As of Saturday afternoon, the Crow River was already three feet above flood stage. “It’s pretty crazy, it gets high, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this high before,” said Melanie Sturman, from Delano.
The National Weather Service says a confirmed tornado has directly hit a small town in Jerauld County.
Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota. The National Weather Service reports nearly 15 inches of snow in Milaca, 14 inches in St. Francis and over 10 inches in Pine City.
Snow and ice-covered roads are adding extra time to the morning commute in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say about 6 to 7 inches of snow has fallen in the metro area, with greater amounts north and west. Hutchinson in McLeod County is dealing with 10 inches of fresh snow.
The National Weather Service’s office in Sioux Falls, S. D., posted a video of the tornado that damaged rural farms Monday in western Minnesota.
A tornado has damaged at least three farms in rural Minnesota, but no injuries are reported. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said in a statement the tornado was reported about 4 p.m. Monday southeast of St. Leo.
A spring snowstorm in the Upper Midwest shut down schools and government offices Monday, made travel hazardous for drivers and life miserable for cattle ranchers in the midst of calving season. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota.
The National Weather Service says it has received a report of a tornado sighting in western Minnesota.
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker has sounded the all-clear for flood danger in the southern Red River Valley. Walaker made his annual pillgramage to the Red River headwaters in northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota Thursday to gauge possible spring flooding. The longtime mayor and former city public works director has gained notoriety for making flood predictions that often trump the National Weather Service. Walaker tells The Associated Press there’s nothing that alarms him about this year’s melt and he has never seen the basin south of Fargo in such good shape.
Residents in parts of eastern Minnesota are dealing with 10 inches of new snow as the winter season officially comes to an end. Seasoned Minnesotans know that just because the first day of spring arrives on the calendar Thursday, winter-like weather is still very much a possibility.
With all the snow we’ve had this winter – and the cold temperatures that have kept it around — it’s possible we could see flooding in parts of the state.
Parts of southern Minnesota are dealing with more than 10 inches of new snow. The deep spot is Mapleton in Blue Earth County where 10 1/2 inches had fallen by Wednesday morning. St. James in Watonwan County has 9 1/2 inches of fresh snow.
Minnesotans — you have a reason to complain. According to the Winter Misery Index, a measuring stick developed by State Climatologist Pete Boulay, the Twin Cities are officially dealing with the worst winter in 30 years.
Another polar blast has Minnesotans chilled to the bone during a winter season that never seems to end. Temperatures will struggle to break zero Thursday in Minnesota where the National Weather Service posted a wind chill warning for north and central regions.
A fierce storm produced more than a foot of snow in some parts of Minnesota early Friday, where authorities advised against travel and schools closed, once again, during the long, grueling winter. And WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak said bitter cold temperatures moving back in aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
After two days with highs in the 40s, a winter storm slammed into Minnesota Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions to the southern part of the state and threatening to dump well over 10 inches of snow overnight in the eastern-most counties.
Just after Minnesotans enjoyed the warmest temperatures they’ve felt all year, a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow Thursday in some counties, making travel hazardous for the afternoon commute and evening hours.
Temporary parking restrictions have been imposed in Minneapolis, St. Paul and several suburbs so plows can clear away as much as a half-foot of snow from the latest storm to hit winter-weary Minnesota.
Justin Parent has crafted quite the technique for clearing snow off cars. At 169 Motors in Shakopee, he scrapes off 40-50 a day. “Getting a nice workout,” Parent said. “I’m getting tired of the snow, aren’t you?” The people we came across Monday would probably say “yes”. About six inches fell in the Shakopee area. A warm-up is on the way, but Mike Greasinger with the National Weather Service says we shouldn’t get too excited.
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?
Forecasters in Grand Forks say the risk for substantial spring flooding is low along the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. But they say winter is far from over and an early thaw is less likely.
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.
Blizzard conditions temporarily closed a main highway in northwest Minnesota. The State Patrol said about 30 miles of Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston were closed because of heavy, blowing snow.
Another round of arctic air has arrived in Minnesota, pushing temperatures to subzero double digits. The wind is making those subzero temperatures feel like 35 to 40 degrees below in some parts of the state.