Friday, May 3, 2013
A video from Medicine Lake in Plymouth caught it best, but it also showed up on Fish Lake in Maple Grove. Meanwhile, very late ice blowing across Minneapolis lakes created its own spectacle.
May snowstorms and belated ice outs on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet created a lot of local excitement in recent days. But noisy, needle-like ice formations on Medicine Lake in Plymouth may have gotten more attention by way of a widely-shared and -reported video by by Nadalie Thomas. (See her video by playing the YouTube clip above or at YouTube.com.) KARE 11 reported on Thomas' amazing discovery: Nadalie and her kids were down on the shores of Medicine Lake in Plymouth Saturday when they noticed large piles of ice that were splintering into fine shards similar to glass. As spectacular as the visual image was the ear-splitting sound that accompanied the icy scene. ... [Meteorologist Jerrid Sebesta] says the remaining ice …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
'Not even a drop or snowflake': The predicted May Day snowstorm largely spared Minneapolis and its suburbs.
There's no snow to shovel, so you might as well look at what other people in your situation are saying about the surprisingly dry driveway pavements in Minneapolis and its suburbs. Check out the Storify above or at Storify.com.
Nearly a foot of snow will fall in places south and east of Southwest Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service.
Southwest Minneapolis avoided the brunt of a rare May snowstorm overnight that the National Weather Service says will leave nearly 12 inches of snow in areas to the south and east, where a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect: Close call for the Twin Cities. A 30 mile wide heavy snow band continues to stream moisture northeast overnight. This snow band has seen very little movement over the past few hours and has produced widespread 4-8" snowfall amounts. Isolated locations in the shaded region will see near a foot of snow by the time it's all said and done If you're curious about snow totals, check the National Weather Service-Twin Cities map. Here is Southwest Minneapolis' forecast for Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Hennepin County is no longer in a winter storm warning.
Updated: 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 After a day of rain and snowflakes, Hennepin County is no longer in a winter storm warning. The warning was removed from the National Weather Service's outlook for Minneapolis Wednesday night. The warning was orginially in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday, with predictions of snow falling as 1–2 inches per hour. The storm appears to have shifted to the southeast, however, the rain is still expected to switch to snow again overnight. New snowfall totals are expected to be around two inches for the west metro. ***Original Text*** Happy May Day. Now that we've taken care of that, there's a new Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for Southwest Minneapolis promising "…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 6–9 inches of snow Wednesday night across the metro area, including Southwest Minneapolis.
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning for Southwest Minneapolis Warns of 6–9 Inches of Snow Original post (Tuesday): Minnesota weather may have yet another surprise in store for Southwest Minneapolis residents. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday. The Twin Cities, including Southwest Minneapolis, will likely see rain beginning late Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, that rain may turn into snow. Additional snow is likely before 1 p.m. on Thursday, with rain following on Thursday afternoon. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be near 43 degrees, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Add your photo to these pictures posted on Twitter.
The upside of a springtime snowstorm: lovely scenes across Southwest Minneapolis. Here are some posted at Twitter (see above or at Storify.com). Add your own by uploading to this post. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Monday, April 22, 2013
'Heavy snow' of 1–2 inches per hour warning continues through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Yes, again: Southwest Minneapolis is part of a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The nitty-gritty: SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE MAIN HEAVY SNOW BAND. TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED Here are excerpts from the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen at 3:40 a.m. Monday: ...WINTER STORM NOW IMMINENT LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT... ...PROJECTED HEAVY SNOW BAND SHIFTS NORTH AND INTENSIFIES... LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM THE SOUTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL BECOME ALL SNOW …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm will hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on Southwest Minneapolis by Friday morning, marking the second straight Friday residents here will wake up to white. While last Thursday's snow totals came in under forecasted amounts, this storm is packing some moisture with it, and the Twin Cities area should see snow beginning Thursday night and extending into Friday. That should create yet another messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Snow is expected to be heaviest after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The winter storm warning has been extended until 7 p.m. Thursday.
As forecasters predicted, Twin Cities residents awoke Wednesday to find a dusting of snow and ice on local roads, making for yet another messy springtime commute. Snow fell overnight on top of crusty ice, and it didn’t take long for crashes and spinouts to start. At 4:46 a.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation kicked off metro crash reports with a crash on Interstate 394, at Interstate 494 and Highway 12 in Minnetonka. Total snowfall was minimal and stopped before morning rush hour began in earnest, but weather will worsen Wednesday afternoon. Snow is likely after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. As much as 10 inches of snow could fall between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, making for an even-more-…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Snow will start following in earnest Wednesday night.
(Updated 8:14 a.m. April 9 to show that the National Weather Service had upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning.) *** The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service on Tuesday declared a winter storm warning for much of west central and central Minnesota, including Hennepin and Anoka counties. A winter storm warning means “significant amounts of snow, sleet are ice are expected or occuring.” The warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday Some parts of the west central Minnesota could see six to 12 inches of snow fall between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. In the west metro, the forecast calls for rain until Tuesday night, when ice will start accumulating. One to …