Snowfall Across Upper Midwest Leaves Roads Treacherous, Cancels FlightsA winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that's forecast to drop about a foot (1/3 meter) of snow in some areas created treacherous driving conditions Friday, closed schools and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Good Question: Why Is It Hard To Predict Snowfall?We know it is going to snow Wednesday. We know it is going to be heavy and wet. We even have a good idea when the storm will start. But what is hard to pinpoint exactly is how much we will get.
Good Question: How Do We Measure Snowfall?The official National Weather Service tally for the MSP airport for our February snowstorm is 9.4 inches. But, chances are, if someone stuck a ruler in the snow this morning, they’d find something different.
Minnesotans Clean Up After Groundhog Day BlizzardTuesday's heavy snow fall caused the drive to and from work and school to take a lot longer than normal. Even with the slower driving, there were many accidents. The Minnesota State Patrol says at least 475 vehicles wound up in the ditch. Nearly 563 others were involved in a crash, and more than 50 people were hurt.
Storm Brings Metro Biggest Snowfall Totals Of The SeasonSome communities around the Twin Cities woke up Wednesday morning to more than a foot of snow following a night of blizzard-like conditions that brought Minnesota some of the biggest snowfall totals of the season.
Good Question: How Does The Groundhog Day Blizzard Stack Up?Tuesday's snowstorm is shaping up to be the biggest of the season for the metro area. This storm is a long ways away from our record, but it will beat out some of our top snowstorms over the past ten years.
Twin Cities Cross Country Skiers Excited To Finally Hit The TrailsAfter a long stretch of warm temperatures and no snow, it seems winter has finally arrived -- and many Minnesotans are ready to get outside and enjoy it.
Snow Lovers, Businesses Rejoice Over Post-Christmas AccumulationFive days into the start of winter and most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin saw the first snow fall of the season. The timing could not be better for businesses that see a boost when the flakes start falling.
Good Question: When Do We Usually Get Our First Snow?It's now one week from Thanksgiving and many us have only seen flurries in the air. So, when do we usually get our first snow? Good Question.
State Patrol: 250 Crashes During Rush Hour SnowfallThe 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.
Good Question: Does Early Snow Mean A Long Winter?Could this year's early snowfall tell us anything about the rest of the winter?
Road Salt Prices Jump, But MnDOT Says They’re PreparedAs 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.