Spring is officially here, and it couldn’t come soon enough for many Minnesotans. After this winter, most of us are all hoping the worst is behind us. Since December, 61 inches of snow have fallen in the Twin Cities, and we’ve bundled up for 50 days with below-zero temperatures.
The first day of spring is here, and we’re grilling with the experts at Kitchen Window as we wait for warmer temperatures. Doug Huemoeller, the president of Kitchen Window, joined the WCCO This Morning show along with Dan Darvell to grill up some tasty recipes.
Residents in parts of eastern Minnesota are dealing with 10 inches of new snow as the winter season officially comes to an end. Seasoned Minnesotans know that just because the first day of spring arrives on the calendar Thursday, winter-like weather is still very much a possibility.
After 50 below zero days and a top 10 ranking in snow depth this winter, the sound of melting snow Thursday was a much-anticipated sign that spring is near.
One Wisconsin town among the many dealing with frozen waterways and clogged drains because melted snow has no place to go has tried an explosive new approach: blowing up a creek. Town of Onalaska officials hired a blaster to stick several hundred sticks of plastic explosives in the frozen Sand Lake Coulee Creek and blow it up on Friday.
The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.
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.
Mike from New Auburn asked: What’s the difference between meteorological spring and “real” spring?
As spring starts to bloom, so will seasonal allergies. Though everyone’s excited to see warmer temperatures, this time of year can also bring itching, sneezing and congestion to millions of Americans.
There is still plenty of snow and ice to go around but this little warm up we’re experiencing has everyone hoping for spring. It’s been a cold and miserable winter. The snow and ice came early and it’s still here.
Temperatures plunged well below zero for the first few days of March, but that didn’t stop throngs from lining up to buy their first ice cream of the season in Moorhead. The country’s oldest Dairy Queen, in Moorhead, has opened on the first day meteorological spring for decades.
Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.
When you’ve been through 45 days at or below zero, anything above freezing feels incredible. Temperatures peaked at 44 degrees Tuesday afternoon and the Twin Cities reached the warmest it’s been since Dec. 28.
Allow me, if you will, to speak for just about everyone who has emailed me in the past month: we’re ready for spring! At this point in February, of course, spring isn’t ready for us… but it is time to start thinking about the spring flood season.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin drawing down water in Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., in preparation for the spring melt in the Red River Valley.