Winter Weather

Old Farmer's Almanac: This Winter's Gonna Hurt Like A ...Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.
It Ain't Snow-ver 'Til The Fat Lady SingsThe snow fell fast and furious Sunday evening -- especially in south Twin Cities metro area, where a widespread 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated across Carver, Scott and Dakota counties. The highest event total came from nearby Goodhue County, with 12.3 inches of snow in Zumbrota.
Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next WeekWhile the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter -- the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term -- there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.
Hennepin Co. Officials Warn Of Thin Ice, Despite SnowDespite a fresh coating of snow Tuesday, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says much of the ice in the area is thin. Officials are urging people to use caution on all bodies of water throughout the county.
Does This Year Rank Among Our Top 10 Least Snowy Winters?We're getting at least a few more inches of snow in the Twin Cities this Tuesday, but it probably won't be enough to get the area close to average seasonal snow totals.
Snow-Starved Minnesota Getting A Fresh DoseMore than 98 percent of Minnesota is at least abnormally dry right now, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On the bright side, a little bit of relief might be coming through in the way of a winter storm. Most of the state is currently under a winter weather advisory in effect until 9 p.m.
State Patrol: 135 Crashes In Metro Due To Icy Rain, SleetMinnesota State Patrol are reporting at least 135 crashes in the metro area due to the icy rain Tuesday. The state patrol said there have been 135 crashes and 40 spin-outs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Midwest Blanketed With Snow, Minnesota Dodges Big TotalsAnother winter storm inflicted fresh misery on the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area and blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest.
Reality Check: Last Winter's Snow Removal Cost Minnesota $136MTwo words we learned last year that we hope we don't hear again anytime soon: Polar Vortex. Last winter set new records for Minnesota cold, and now we've learned it also set a new record for how much money was spent on snow and ice removal.
Pond Hockey Tourney's Popularity Still On The RiseYou could call it a hockey holiday. This year the Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships celebrate 10 years of fun out on the ice. The first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in 2006 saw 120 teams compete.
St. Paul To Plow Streets During WarmupThe City of St. Paul says it will be taking opportunity of the expected warmup to do a thorough plowing job on all residential streets. The city will be plowing from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16.
Fort Snelling State Park Hosts Winter Trails DayOnce the wind calms down, and as long as you don't have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!
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