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-…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sheriff's officials described the scene as a case of "snow bumper cars."
The Monday storm that dropped several inches of snow and brought high winds to Dakota County had another unfortunate side-effect, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Because of poor conditions, nine vehicles collided in a case of "snow bumper cars" on Dodd Road south of County Road 70, sheriff's office officials said. All drivers were traveling at relatively low speeds, sheriff's deputies said. The crash resulted in minor injuries to several drivers. For more information, check out the Sheriff's Newsletter PDF attached to this article.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Check back with Eagan Patch for the latest weather updates.
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, 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 …
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The National Weather Service forecasts that as many as six inches of snow could fall over the weekend.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon. Weather service forecasters believe as many as six inches of snow could fall on Saturday and Sunday. Windy conditions may lead to blowing and drifting snow and "near-blizzard" conditions in open areas, forecasters say. Forecasters are also calling for one to three inches of snow accumulation on Friday afternoon and evening. The snow expected this weekend will be followed by cold air system, according to the weather service. Wind chills of 15 to 20 degrees below zero are likely across much of central and western …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Winter may tease Eagan and Dakota County with a dose of rain, snow and slush.
Updated: 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service has made a "major overhaul" of the winter storm threat that was forecasted for Minnesota tonight. Forecasters say the storm tracking farther east than originally projected. Windy conditions are still forecasted for the next day or so with above average temperatures returning later in the week. Some precipitation may still occur with accumulations of an inch or more still forecasted south of a line from Red Wing to Wells. You can read the latest forecast discussion here. _____________ Are you ready for winter? We may get a taste of it tonight. The National Weather Service says Eagan and Dakota County could see light snow with possible slushy accumulations beginning tonight and into Wednesday. …