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.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.
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.
Many homeowners were happy to see warmer weather Tuesday, but they weren’t so happy to see what comes with it – ice dams.
People are just itching to get outside as this cold snap continues to linger, gardeners especially.
If you’ve spent time outside recently, you can clearly see a whimpering winter in retreat, but before winter officially leaves, it’s leaving behind plenty of water-pocked pavement.
For the first time in a long time we got some warmer temps Friday. It was enough to get folks back outdoors without all the heavy gear, but this weekend’s warmer weather could create headaches too.