It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.
Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
Minne-snow-ta? Not this season!
More than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That’s causing climatologists to keep a close watch.
Snow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. “We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning,” MnDOT’s Kevin Walker said.
More than 98 percent of Minnesota is at least abnormally dry right now, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On the bright side, a little bit of relief might be coming through in the way of a winter storm. Most of the state is currently under a winter weather advisory in effect until 9 p.m.
The rush-hour snowfall on Tuesday is being blamed for almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 186 crashes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fifteen of those crashes involved injuries, but no one was seriously hurt.
Another winter storm inflicted fresh misery on the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area and blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest.
Southern Minnesota is digging out from a winter storm that is pushing across the Plains and Midwest.
Two words we learned last year that we hope we don’t hear again anytime soon: Polar Vortex. Last winter set new records for Minnesota cold, and now we’ve learned it also set a new record for how much money was spent on snow and ice removal.
Now that winter storm Juno has come and gone. we can once again focus on the things that matter in life – like the Super Bowl.
So far it’s been the tale of two winters in much of the state. We are more than a foot below where we normally are for snowfall total right now. Last year it was a different story. By the end of winter, we were above average for snowfall totals
An elderly woman was found sitting outside an apartment in Eagan without any clothes early Friday, according to Eagan Police. According to the police report, the woman was found around 4 a.m. Friday morning. She was seated in a wheelchair and was not wearing any clothes, with the exception of a sweater around her neck.
After a week of arctic chills, warm air will wash over Minnesota and snow will be melting by the weekend.
Snow may become even more of a hassle for anyone owning property in Minneapolis. According to city officials, Minneapolis is aiming to clear sidewalks across the city quicker in 2015. Current Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks up to 24 hours after for houses and duplexes, and four daytime hours for all other properties.
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!
Wednesday was the coldest day of the winter so far, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is doing what it can to make sure Thursday’s commute isn’t a mess.
Minnesotans awoke Monday to dangerous subzero temperatures, wind chill values that could cause frostbite in minutes, and a coming winter storm.
Ski and snowboarding season is in full swing at Afton Alps. The hill is open, with 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks. And there’s plenty of snow!
As long as you’re not in a car, slipping and sliding in our fresh snow is a lot of fun. That’s why parks were a popular place Saturday afternoon.
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.
As the snow fell Friday evening, cars slipped and skidded.
Rain is falling on Minnesota, just days before Christmas. The wet weekend ushered in a rainy Monday morning, with clouds moving in from the southeast. Much of the snow that had blanketed Minnesota from a frigid November has now been washed away by mild December weather.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores the weather, holiday wreaths and gift wrapping.