Friday, February 8, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Here we go again. Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches are possible. The precipitation should begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. To top it all off, strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Twin Cities region isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Monday, December 10, 2012
The storm caused 637 crashes statewide through 6 a.m. on Monday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us A heavy layer of snow blanketed Eagan and much of the Twin Cities metro area on Sunday, burying cars and snarling traffic just in time for the Monday morning commute. As much as 11.5 inches of snow fell across portions of Eagan yesterday, according to official measurements taken by the National Weather Service. But at least one Eagan resident, Joanne Seaberg, reported 15 inches of accumulation on her deck. Despite the winter storm, Eagan schools began on time Monday morning. As it stands now, the Twin Cities won the snow lottery on Sunday with nearly every town in the metro area getting between 10 and 15 inches of snow. The deepest single-…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A powerful storm will continue to impact the region all day Sunday, with snowfall expected to become heavy at times during the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight Sunday.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight Sunday, Dec. 9, for the Eagan and much of Minnesota. Forecasters predict as many as 10 inches of snow could fall across the area on Sunday afternoon, with an additional two to four inches of snow possible during the overnight hours. On Monday, the National Weather Service is calling for a high of 11 degrees, with whind chill values between zero and -5 degrees. Travel is expected to be difficult, with winds increasing in the afternoon and evening. "The heavy snow will taper off this evening with a few snow showers expected thereafter," the National Weather Service said in a winter …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Motorists should leave adequate space between vehicles, drive at safe speeds and clear snow and ice from a vehicle's headlights, signals and brake lights.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Minnesota's Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota State Patrol division reminds motorists to adapt driving skills to winter road conditions and be buckled up, patient and attentive behind the wheel. Traffic crashes peak during the winter months, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety. In 2011, preliminary data indicates that snow/icy road surfaces accounted for almost 17,000 crashes resulting in 52 deaths and 5,339 injuries. Of the 5,339 injuries, 121 were severe. The State Patrol is using the hash tag #mnstorm to update all Minnesotans on Twitter. The Minnesota State Patrol advises motorists to: Prepare for an Emergency The DPS Division …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Lighter snow accumulation is expected in the metro area, as heavier snowfall totals slide north.
The heaviest parts of Minnesota's first significant winter storm are expected to strike the central and northern portions of the state, according to updated forecasts. The Twin Cities area, including Eagan, may get between 1-3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Tuesday and into Wednesday, forecasters said. Forecasters, including the National Weather Service, had originally called for 6-12 inches of snow in the metro area, but the storm pattern has shifted further north. Total snowfall is now expected to be 8-12 inches for areas including Alexandria and Brainerd.