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.
Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it to the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.
As it is every year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was a big day for gas stations and grocery stores. Many Minnesotans took to the roads Wednesday.
A Winter Storm advisory was issued for southern Minnesota Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. The National Weather Service said the heaviest snow was expectd south of the Twin Cities metro area, near Mankato, St. Peter, Faribault, Waseca and Owatonna.
Bad weather could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans for residents of the Dakotas.
Freezing temperatures and snow have hampered Minnesota farmers as they try to finish the fall harvest. In its final weekly crop report of the season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers in the state had only two days suitable for fieldwork in the week that ended Sunday.
Following a week filled with subzero temperatures, Minnesotans woke up Sunday morning to see the mercury climb into the fifties.
It’s been more than three decades since the last time the Minnesota high school football championship was played outdoors. And like this year, weather played a key part. David McCoy shows why the 1981 was a game memorable for more than just its place in history.
By now you may have seen the video. Seventy seven inches of snow in less than 48 hours. Buffalo, N.Y.’s winter wonderland has many layers, layers that are providing many headaches for people like Lisa McEwen.