Thursday, May 2, 2013
After snow on Thursday, some people have decided to skip or postpone their garage sales. Are you? Let people know in the comments section below.
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Thursday, May 2
After snow on Thursday, some people have decided to skip or postpone their garage sales. Are you? Tell us in the comments. Here are some comments posted this morning on the Patch Garage Sale Map and Guide: PATCH GARAGE SALE MAP AND GUIDE Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, April 22, 2013
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 Oakdale and much of the Twin Cities area. The National Weather Service is expecting as much as 6 to 10 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. A winter storm warning is in effect. 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, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahssen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of east and central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm is expected to hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities on Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on the area 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 difficult commute for Friday morning as well. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Public Works crews planned to send out the full fleet at 10 a.m. and have roads cleared by the afternoon.
Oakdale crews were hoping to be out sweeping streets. Instead, Public Works was out salting roads at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, and began clearing major streets at about 8:30 a.m., according to Jim Romanik, streets superintendent. “All part of the game, I guess,” he said. Accumulation Thursday could reach five inches or so, according to the National Weather Service, and traffic was slowed across the city as the spring snowstorm continued in Oakdale. Aside from the fact that it’s April, the snowstorm was a “pretty minor event,” Romanik said. Crews got the salt down as the rain turned to sleet early Thursday morning “so we could keep things from icing up too bad,” he said. The full fleet was expected to be sent out at 10 a.m., and should …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect.
Ready or not, here it comes. A “powerful system” is expected to dump snow in the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 10 inches could fall by the time the storm passes through. A winter storm warning is in effect. The National Weather Service warns that Thursday morning’s commute will likely be “heavily impacted.” A wintry mix was expected to begin before 7 p.m., with up to 3-5 inches of snow falling Wednesday night. It’s expected to continue Thursday morning, with another 3-5 inches forecasted. Snow is also expected Thursday night and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The Twin Cities may see its first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
It doesn't exactly look like Christmas in Oakdale after last night's dusting of snow, but according to the National Weather Service there's still a chance. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Twin Cities area, predicting a 90 percent chance of snow fall Saturday night into Sunday. According to the NWS, an accumulation of 2-4 inches of new snow is possible Saturday night and again on Sunday (primarily before 3 p.m.). The forecast for Sunday night is blowing snow and below-zero wind chill. UPDATED: It might really begin to feel like Christmas this weekend. Forecasters are saying that the Twin Cities metro area — including Oakdale — could finally see the first measurable snow of this winter season. There is …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The State Patrol is reporting about 50 crashes in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting approximately 50 crashes in the Twin Cities this morning. Much of the Twin Cities received its first snowfall of the season Sunday night. Most of the crashes occurred on ramps. There have been no injuries. There is a 20 percent chance of more snow in Oakdale this afternoon with a high of 28 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be mostly clear skys with a low near 19 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 40 degrees. The remainder of the week will have temperatures in the mid-40s. Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The storm has made a mess of area roads with precipitation starting as rain, before turning to sleet and snow. Oakdale, Stillwater and Hudson all remain under a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday.
A winter storm has brought a mix of snow, rain, freezing rain and sleet to Washington County and parts of west central Wisconsin. The National Weather Service predicted "the precipitation will initially begin as snow, but a surge of warm air ahead of the approaching storm system will bring a mixed bag of rain, freezing rain and sleet to southern Minnesota and into parts of west central Wisconsin." Sure enough, what started as rain in the later afternoon hours turned to sleet and then snow Tuesday evening. About 2,500 homes in the Stillwater area were without power for just about two hours (from 5:55-7:45 p.m.) as a result of a downed power line. Snow and sleet are likely to continue through Wednesday afternoon, according to the warning. …
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.