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 …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
National Weather Service warns of freezing rain and snow Sunday.
Temperatures were heading back up Sunday, but it could mean snow and a rough commute Monday for Oakdale residents. The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning for Washington County. Freezing rain is expected across the Twin Cities; it may change to snow during the late afternoon and evening. The weather service says there is the potential for two to five inches of snow, atop a layer of ice, which could have a big impact on Monday morning's commute. On Monday and Tuesday, highs at the freezing level or above are expected, but subzero lows may return later in the week. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free email newsletter
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wind chills could reach dangerous lows on Sunday and Monday nights.
There's cold, and there's Minneapolis cold. The Twin Cities area is about to get the kind of freeze-your-face-off Arctic temperatures that give Midwesterners their reputation for hardiness. The temperature is expected to start dropping Saturday afternoon; Monday could be the first day in four years with a high temperature of less than zero. Sunday and Monday nights could see lows of about 8 below zero, and with west-northwest winds of up to 11 mph, well, let's just say "freeze-your-face-off" might not be an exaggeration. The combination of wind and cold could equal a wind chill of about 27 below zero, and at that temperature, according to the National Weather Service, exposed skin is subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. By the …