Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, including Wright County. Up to 10 inches of new snow could fall on Oakdale.
Yet another winter storm, the third in four weeks, is set to make its arrival in the Oakdale area. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for this yet-to-be-named system, which was slated to come across the Rockies Sunday night and drop its heaviest snow overnight Sunday into Monday. Snow should continue Monday night through Tuesday morning. Weather service forecasters say that up to 12 inches of snow may fall in some areas of Minnesota including Wright and Hennepin counties. Between six to 10 inches of snow is expected. 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 …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch, predicting up to eight inches of snow by Monday morning.
A winter storm watch is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday for Oakdale and most of the Twin Cities region, as “Orko” sweeps across Minnesota. If you have photos of snow in Oakdale, hit the “upload photos and videos” button above. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Friday, February 8, 2013
National Weather Service now predicts ‘wintry mix’ tonight, followed by up to eight inches of snow by Monday morning.
A winter storm watch is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday for Oakdale and most of the Twin Cities region, as “Orko” sweeps across Minnesota. According to the National Weather Service: Because temperatures on Sunday will hover right around the freezing point, however, the National Weather Service says “there is still uncertainty” about just how much snow may stick. What is certain right now: Monday morning’s commute is likely to be a sloppy mess. A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet should start falling late tonight, transitioning to a mix of rain and snow during Sunday, then switching to heavy snow at some point Sunday afternoon. Strong winds on Sunday night will blow the snow around, creating hazardous travel …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Visibilities are dropping to below a mile to a half mile, and freezing drizzle is possible tonight in the Oakdale area.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday morning for Washington County and the Oakdale area. A weak storm system is spreading light snow across Oakdale. Light freezing drizzle is possible tonight through Thursday morning. Less than one inch of snow is possible for Wednesday afternoon. A short-term forecast for the area was released in the following statement: VISIBILITIES ARE DROPPING BELOW A MILE IN LIGHT SNOW TO A HALF MILE IN MODERATE SNOWFALL ACROSS THE MOST OF MINNESOTA AND JUST BEGINNING OVER WESTERN WISCONSIN THIS MORNING. THE TRAILING EDGE IS IN WESTERN MINNESOTA MOVING AWAY FROM ALEXANDRIA...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO AND ALBERT LEA...TOWARDS LITTLE FALLS...ST CLOUD...THE WESTERN TWIN CITY METRO …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service Issues Advisory for the Oakdale area.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the Oakdale area, warning that temperatures could reach dangerous levels from midnight Thursday through noon Friday. The combination of wind and cold could result in wind chills of more than 30 below zero, and as much as 40 below zero in isolated areas, during the early morning hours Friday. At such temperatures, extreme caution is warranted to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. At 40 below zero, going outdoors for more than 30 minutes without gloves or a face mask could result in frostbite. Motorists are urged to pack along extra clothing and a blanket in case of problems. Pets can also suffer from the cold, even on short walks. Temperatures should recover into the 20s by …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The National Weather Service is reporting that visibility will be affected starting at approximately 3 a.m. through midday Friday
Commuters may be facing difficult travel conditions Friday morning. The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory late Thursday afternoon warning residents of reduced visibility to one quarter mile or less on the roads in Washington County. Some areas may also experience freezing fog. Commuters should be prepared to use their headlights and leave considerable distance between other vehicles. Here is the full advisory from the NWS: ... DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY. * VISIBILITY... ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY FRIDAY. * IMPACTS... REDUCED…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday morning’s rush hour was a commuter’s headache, as traffic crawled on slick highways.
Most Twin Cities freeways were in fair condition at midday Monday, a couple hours after one of the most nerve-racking morning rush hours in recent memory. Commuters across the metro still were stuck in traffic on snow-covered and icy roads heading after the traditional 9 a.m. end of the rush hour. The Star Tribune says that traffic on Interstate 694 in the north metro was crawling as late as 11 a.m. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation was reporting that most major highways in the Twin Cities—including I-35E, I-35W, I-94, I-494 and highways 3, 52, 55, 61, 62 and 169—were in fair driving condition. Roads were treated, but snow and icy patches were evident. Authorities were investigating a number of …
Monday, June 25, 2012
It's going to be a beautiful day for kayaking on the St. Croix River.
1. Today will be sunny with a high near 77 degrees and a low near 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. The Oakdale Discovery Center will be hosting a teen kayaking camp on the St. Croix River. 3. Ricky Gervais, an English comedian, actor, director and producer, turns 51 today. Gervais has also hosted the Golden Globes three times. 4. On this day in 1876, Native Americans win the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This is regarded as the most decisive Native American victory and worst U.S. Army defeat in the long Plains Indian War. 5. "The Diary of a Young Girl" — also known as "The Diary of Anne Frank" — was first posthumously published on this day in 1947 when her father, Otto Frank, printed 1,500 copies in Dutch.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
More than two inches of rain is expected between Wednesday and Friday.
The National Weather Service expects a storm system to stall out of the state late this week, potentially dumping more than two-inches of rain across the Twin Cities and parts west. As a result, the NWS has issued a flash flood watch for the Twin Cities, including Washington County, and central Minnesota. According to the NWS: "Showers and thunderstorms will continue to expand today. Widespread rain is expected tonight with a swath of heavy rain across Minnesota. Looking ahead, a frontal boundary will stall out across the area, which will allow the active weather to continue across the region through the weekend." The weather statement goes on to read: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR MUCH OF …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Snow could affect travel Monday evening and early Tuesday morning.
A rain-snow mix is expected to hit the Twin Cities Monday evening, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. The mixture will likely change over to just snow, which is expected to continue falling until Tuesday morning, according to the statement. Snowfall accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is likely, the statement says. "The warmer temperatures suggest more of a slushy accumulation on roads or even wet roads when the snow is light," the statement says.