As we move towards spring, the upcoming melt poses a flooding risk where you wouldn’t expect it. Alleys and intersections in Minneapolis could be the trouble spots if there’s a rapid warm up. Fifty-seven inches of snow and ice cover most of the city’s 50,000 storm drains, leaving nowhere for the water to go.
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.
Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.
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.
The Twin Cities have already implemented winter parking restrictions due to this season’s combo of relentless snow and persistent, frigid cold, and now parking restrictions are coming to the western suburbs.
Many of us would say this winter has been one of the worst ever, but one group in Minnesota disagrees. The snow, the ice and the windy conditions have been perfect for snowkiters. And this past weekend more than 100 got to come together on Lake Mille Lacs for the 10th annual Kite Crossing.
With snow in the forecast and temperatures still hovering around zero degrees, Minnesotans are in need of some cheering up. Well, the Minnesota Twins are here to offer it. Baseball season is less than a month away, and the Twins home opener is April 7.
This bitter winter is affecting all parts of life — even death. State officials said Minnesota cemeteries are struggling with cold and snow, and that has made performing proper burials more difficult.
If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.
Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. And it looks like, despite it being so late in the season, people still have many questions about winter.
Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter to be a Minnesotan. Central Minnesota is digging out of 4.5 feet of snow, and some people are running out of places to put it.
Last week’s snowfall kept crews busy with removal and you’ve likely noticed large pot holes covering our roadways. Now, experts say to get ready, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
It’s not bad if you’re in town in Waconia, protected by buildings and trees, but venture out into the open and it gets downright nasty.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 36-year-old Staples woman was discovered in the snow outside an apartment building.