Monday, May 13, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for Tuesday afternoon.
Winter's barely over, but temperatures in Dakota County are expected to reach into the 90s on Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch. The fire warning is in effect from noon through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dry winds will whip through the area at speeds up to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The area will also experience a relative humidity of only 20 percent, forecasters say. "Wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds, low humidity and dry fuel," the service wrote. Southern and central Minnesota are at highest risk, according to the weather service. Click here to review the full warning.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Nearly a foot of snow will fall in places south and east of Eagan, according to the National Weather Service.
Eagan 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 Eagan's forecast for Thursday and Friday: Today: A 20 percent chance of snow between 11am and noon. …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters issued a winter storm warning early on Wednesday, May 1.
Minnesota weather, famous for its vagaries, may have yet another surprise in store for Twin Cities residents. National Weather Service forecasters have issued a winter storm warning calling for as many as 9 inches of snow on Wednesday night in a band stretching from Rice Lake, Wis. to Mankato. The targeted area includes the Twin Cities metro area. The new warning, issued early Wednesday morning, is a significant change from previous forecasts, which predicted only 2-4 inches of snowfall on Wednesday. The winter storm warning takes effect at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and runs through 7 p.m. on Thursday. Forecasters believe rain on Wednesday afternoon will eventually transition into snow, with snowfall rates of 1-2 inches an hour possible. The …
Monday, April 22, 2013
We're more than halfway through April, but winter still isn't relenting. Forecasters predict significant snowfall tonight across the metro area—and an isolated thunderstorm or two.
Prep your snowblowers and warm up those tired shoveling muscles; another winter storm warning has been issued for Eagan and much of the Twin Cities area. The National Weather Service is expecting as much as 6 to 9 inches of snow on Monday night, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour expected. Isolated thunderstorms may be possible in the main band of snow, which will likely stretch from New Ulm across the Twin Cities to Hayward, Wis. The snowstorm will likely be preceded by rain in the late afternoon, forecasters say. The heaviest snow is expected to fall late Monday afternoon into the early evening hours. The winter storm warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the weather service.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Eagan's schools are open as of 6:30 a.m.
Eagan and the rest of the metro area woke up to a 1-inch coating of thick snow, ice and slush Thursday morning, but Winter Storm Walda is expected to dump six to eight inches more snow on the metro throughout the day. The storm was enough to close or delay some schools in southwestern Minnesota—though none in Eagan, as of 6:30 a.m.—and snarl the Thursday morning commute. Traffic is heavy throughout the metro, with snow and ice on the roads and crashes on Highway 77 and 35E. Forecasters are predicting that the heaviest blow will fall throughout the morning—up to three inches are expected by 11:30 a.m.—with light snow, rain and freezing rain expected throughout the afternoon. Local meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on Wednesday that near-…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Expect sleet and rain in addition to snow, according to a warning issued Tuesday morning.
Minnesotans will have to wait a little longer for the arrival of spring temperatures; winter weather will be back in force this week, according to a winter storm warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service. Forecasters are calling for 6-12 inches of snow, sleet and rain across central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. The first line of wintry precipitation is expected to hit the metro on Tuesday afternoon, with snow expected as temperatures drop on Wednesday. More sleet and rain may come on Thursday as the snow tapers off on Thursday morning, according to the weather service. Strong winds are also possible with this storm, and as much as a tenth of an inch of ice could accumulate during this weather system, forecasters say. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service (NWS) and is intended to raise awareness as the state enters into the severe weather season.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows wants to remind citizens that the week of April 15th to April 19th is Severe Weather Awareness Week. This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service (NWS) and is intended to raise everyone’s awareness as we enter into the severe weather season. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, two tornado drills will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Schools and businesses are encouraged to practice emergency plans during the statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. A second drill at 6:55 p.m. will take place in most counties, including Dakota County, to allow families and second-shift workers to practice …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Students rejoice! School District 196 has cancelled classes district-wide on Tuesday, thanks to a snowstorm that blanketed the metro area with a thick layer of freshly fallen powder overnight. The winter storm deposited as much as 7 inches of snow during the overnight hours in some Dakota County communities, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to continue this morning, with totals in excess of 10 inches likely in some areas. Forecasters are calling for a high temperature of 29 degrees on Tuesday, with northeast winds at 10 mph. The winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reporting difficult driving conditions on all of the major Dakota …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Spring may be on its way, but Winter isn't going to give up without a fight; as much as 12 inches of fresh snow could fall through Tuesday morning in Eagan and across much of the metro area. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for much of central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. Six to 10 inches is expected in most areas, with some storm totals reaching 12 inches. The warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday. According to the weather service, the storm will come through in two waves of moderate to heavy snow. The first will come Sunday night through Monday morning. The second round is expected to begin Monday night and last through Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning means …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, including Dakota County. More than five inches of new snow could fall on Eagan.
Yet another winter storm, the third in four weeks, is set to make its arrival in the Twin Cities area Sunday night, dropping heavy snow through Monday and bringing some windy conditions to make the morning commute difficult. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch for this yet-to-be-named system, which is coming across the Rockies Sunday and should drop its heaviest snow overnight Sunday into Monday. The track of the storm is still in doubt, the weather service said, but the metro should, after more than four days of above average temps and some actual snow melt, see a good dose of new precipitation. A complete rundown of the system, and the NWS forecast, can be seen in the YouTube video. Here's the …