Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.
Farmers in southwest Minnesota can earn some extra money by leaving corn stalks standing. MnDOT wants to try to block blowing and drifting snow from causing problems on roadways. Farmers can earn the money if they leave a minimum of six rows of corn stalks standing through winter.
Forecasts say some Minnesotans could wake up to a blanket of fall snow Saturday — the first accumulating snow of the season.
As we shift into fall, state leaders are already thinking about clearing snow from the roads. And in some cases, what they’re finding is a big increase in the price of road salt. The demand for road salt is outpacing the supply. A trade group for salt mines says they can’t produce it as fast as states and cities are ordering it.
The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten.
Think this past cold and snowy winter contradicts global warming? Think again …A top-ten tally of 50 days with minus-zero lows in the Twin Cities, a record 60 days of minus-zero temps in Duluth, havoc-wreaking snow and ice in the South and nearly 40 inches of above-normal snowfall in major Northeast cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Boston …
Though May is just a few short days away, a wintry mix has brought snowflakes deep into what should be springtime in Minnesota, and is to blame for another game postponement at Target Field.
There are just two days left in April, and we are still seeing snow after a few days of consistent rainfall throughout the Twin Cities. But it’s nothing compared to what happened almost one year ago.
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Deep snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin is proof of the weather adage that in April, just about anything can happen.
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.
For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.
The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota. In its first weekly crop progress and condition report of the season for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s heavy snow is one reason why no days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week. Planting of some early crops such as oats usually begins around now.
Many Minnesotans have been pondering their decision to live here after a spring snowstorm hit earlier this week. But an Internet café in downtown Aitkin, Minn. is helping to remind people of their love for the state. The historic Butler building has a chalkboard that lets people fill in the blank: “I Love Minnesota Because…”
When Suzanne Born looked outside to see snow on her driveway Friday morning, she skipped the shoveling and went back to bed. “I was born and raised in this state. I’ve lived here all my life, and I know mother nature will take care of this,” said Born, of Golden Valley. “By the time it gets to April, there’s no point in shoveling.”
A year ago, the spring snow went into May, and it prevented some farmers from getting their crops in.
Spring Break is wrapping up in some districts, and after Thursday’s snowstorm it looks like anything but spring in Minnesota.
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.
It’s the kind of weather that has some questioning life and geography. Some people are asking, “Why do I live in Minnesota?” But Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, says go ahead and complain. “Talking about it really helps. Don’t keep it all in, don’t be that strong Minnesotan with the upper lip that doesn’t want to say anything about how crummy you’re feeling about the weather,” Bemel said.
The spring sports season should have started already, but with the cold and now snow on the way, spring sports are once again falling behind.
A snowstorm of record-breaking proportions is predicted to mess up the Friday morning commute in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say a mix of precipitation is expected to turn over to heavy snow after midnight Thursday and leave as much as a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by midmorning.
Many of us woke up Tuesday morning wondering if Mother Nature was playing an April Fool’s joke on us. It snowed less than an inch in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, but several more inches are expected later this week.
Northwestern Minnesota residents rebounded Tuesday from more than a foot a fresh snow that fell during blizzard conditions. Schools in the Pennington County community of Thief River Falls reopened Tuesday, but ran a couple hours behind.
As the winter begins to the thaw, many Minnesotans are just not getting a glimpse at the lawn for the first time in months. In many cases, it’s not a pretty sight. Local experts said this has been one of the worst seasons ever for winter-burn.