Winter Weather

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Consulting Company Helps St. Paul Streamline Snow Removal

A private consultant’s report released this week is helping St. Paul identify and fix problems when it comes to snow removal. “We’ve been hit with some pretty difficult winters over the last few years,” Richard Lallier, St. Paul Public Works Director, said. “We’ve been making changes since last December when we were hit with the ice storm.”

11/20/2014

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Weather Blog: That Lake Effect, Tho!

The pictures coming out of areas just south of Buffalo, NY today are insane. There’s enough snow to half-bury an NFL kicker, for Santa’s Sake!

11/18/2014

Cars stuck in snow. Armistice Day blizzard 1940. (credit: MNHS)

74 Years Ago This Week: The Armistice Day Blizzard

As much of Minnesota is buckling down for an extended snowstorm that could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the state, it’s worth taking a look back to what happened nearly three-quarters of a century ago.

11/10/2014

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Schools Cancel After-School Activities

Public schools in both Minneapolis and St. Paul have canceled after-school activities in anticipation of further snow. The snow began falling in Minnesota at around 3 a.m.

11/10/2014

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Patrol: Semi Truck Hauling Turkeys Overturns

A semi truck that was hauling turkeys overturned on Interstate 94 amid snowy conditions Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened as a truck was traveling east near Dalton.

11/10/2014

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Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Another Nasty, Cold Winter

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.

08/25/2014

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Twins Game Postponed Due To Wintry Mix

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.

04/29/2014

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Cold Weather Dampens Spring Fun At Golf Courses

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.

04/15/2014

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April Snowstorm Could Be A Record Breaker

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.

04/03/2014

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Before Opening Day, Ballparks Rush To Thaw Fields

The Minnesota Twins — who for so long played in the indoor confines of the Metrodome — have been digging out from their own snowy surroundings at Target Field. They at least have until April 7 before they have to play a home game.

03/19/2014

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Rough Winter Hurts General Mills 3Q Sales

Rough winter weather took a bite out of General Mills’ fiscal third-quarter sales, and the cereal maker’s results missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Betty Crocker products said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 3 percent.

03/19/2014

Sleet forms when snow falls through a layer of warm air, causing it to melt, and then back into a layer of sub-freezing air that causes it to re-freeze into a pellet of ice. (credit: CBS)

Weather Blog: 1° Of Separation

Well, that was unpleasant. This morning’s mix of wintery precipitation prompted a round of “what is this stuff falling from the sky?” on Twitter and Facebook … and it’s a good question.

03/17/2014

Great Lakes ice cover as of March 8th, 2014. (credit: NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)

Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record. The federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s surface area on Saturday.

03/11/2014

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Weather Blog: Lake Ice Cometh!

On March 6, 2014 we received word from NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory that the Great Lakes were 92.2% covered by ice — the second-highest ice cover on record.

03/11/2014

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Snowkiting Group Basks In This Minnesota Winter

Many of us would say this winter has been one of the worst ever, but one group in Minnesota disagrees. The snow, the ice and the windy conditions have been perfect for snowkiters. And this past weekend more than 100 got to come together on Lake Mille Lacs for the 10th annual Kite Crossing.

03/05/2014

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