National Weather Service
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.
Ila from Bemidji wanted the answer to a Good Question we get all the time: How do they keep from water in a water tower from freezing?
A blast of bitter cold will keep Minnesotans chilled going into the new year. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for central and northeastern Minnesota through Tuesday morning.
Forecasters say the deep freeze that has gripped Minnesota is more typical of mid-January temperatures. The National Weather Service predicted readings won’t make it much above zero in many areas of the state Wednesday.
Temperatures will remain well below freezing across most of the state. The National Weather Service says highs on Sunday will range from near zero in the northwest part of the state to about 20 degrees in the southeast.
Minnesotans are in for a weekend of arctic cold. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for western and central Minnesota through noon Saturday. A wind chill advisory is out for the rest of the state.
The ongoing snow event keeps on putting a snarl in everyone’s Wednesday plans, and many are going to have to find alternatives for overnight parking, as well. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies effective Wednesday at 9 p.m.