Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region that was just starting to enjoy spring.
Crews are working to repair electrical lines brought down by the heavy, wet snow that fell across parts of northern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
A structure partially collapsed after a rare round of May snow moved through the southeastern portion of Minnesota.
Like the inevitable sequel to a long-running horror movie franchise, snow is making yet another return to the forecast. Only this time, the flakes are predicted to fly not in April, but in May.
Hearty Midwesterners know better than to put the snow shovels and snow blowers away in April.
Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
More than a foot of new snow in northwestern Wisconsin is making travel tough and has closed numerous school districts.
Well, there’s always May, right? It looks like another dose of heavy, wet snow is set to blanket much of Minnesota, where residents have been understandably anxious to see any tangible signs of spring weather.
Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.
It’s the worst fear of any high school athlete who competes in a spring sport in Minnesota: the sight of rain or snow.
Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on the lake. On Wednesday, he and his crew were on Spring Park Bay installing a new launch pad in the open water along the shore.
It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.
If Jean-Paul Sartre were alive today and living in the Twin Cities, you could bet he’d be working on his final revisions for his new hit play “Snow Exit.”
Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.
A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.
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