Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Look out for heavy snow falling as fast as 1–2 inches per hour.
Happy May Day. Now that we've taken care of that, there's a new Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for Woodbury promising "heavy snow"—like as many as 9 inches. We're likely to set a record for the most snow we've ever had in the month of May, according to WCCO-AM. Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning that the National Weather Service announced at 3:54 a.m. Wednesday: RARE MAY SNOW STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY A cold front will stall over southern Wisconsin into central Iowa through tonight. Several areas of low pressure will shift northeast along this front, working within a strong surge of incoming colder air to produce periods of moderate to heavy accumulating snow over the region, mainly this …
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 Woodbury 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. Meanwhile, the city of Woodbury on Monday sent out a reminder that outdoor athletic fields remain closed. Using the fields during the spring "thaw" can cause damage and delay …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A 16-year-old boy from Houton, Wis., died in a crash on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail Thursday evening in Lakeland, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 16-year-old boy from Houlton, Wis., died in a crash on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail Thursday evening in Lakeland. Jonathon H. Pohlen was traveling westbound on I-94 when he lost control of his vehicle due to snow on the roads, crossed over the median and collided with a semi-truck travelling eastbound on I-94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Roger D. Wilkins, 51, of Eau Claire received minor injuries as a result of the crash. A previous story stated the deceased was a female due to inaccurate information from the Minnesota State Patrol. From Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske on Twitter: "CORRECTION- driver killed on 94 is male, not female. Info posted on media site as it avail" There were nine incidents on Woodbury streets as…
Woodbury resident Ann Cowan used to live in Florida.
Kris, there should be a huge “shout-out” for the people of this state who plow the highways, often all night, so that the rest of us can drive to work safely in the mornings. As a Florida transplant, I am eternally grateful to them when I drive to work each morning! —Ann Cowan, Woodbury Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, April 18, 2013
There were nine incidents on Woodbury roads as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 94 near Highway 95.
Update: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18 A crash on Interstate 94 killed a driver Thursday. Via State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske's Twitter feed: I-94 EB near Hwy 95, Wash Co, WB veh lost control, went thru median & under semi trailer, female driver killed Original Story There were nine incidents on Woodbury streets as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday following yet another late-season snowfall. “And it’s not even rush hour yet,” Woodbury Police Cmdr. John Altman said. There were no injuries reported, and most of the incidents involved cars going off the road, Altman said. People on the Woodbury Patch Facebook page also reported slippery conditions on local streets. Up to six inches of snow was expected across the metro area Thursday night into Friday. The …
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
Plowing this late in the season can cause damage to turf, according to a notice from the city's InTouch system.
A note on plowing from the city of Woodbury: The Woodbury Parks Division will not be plowing city trails due to wet conditions. Plowing this late in the season can cause damage to turf. Questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 651-714-3583. The late-season storm caused a power pole along Woodlane Drive to bend over Thursday morning, but there were no other major issues reported in the city. See: Updated: Snow Hits Woodbury, Wind Bends Power Pole on Woodlane Drive Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
The snow was expected to continue Thursday and Friday.
Look on the bright side: Saturday is supposed to be partly sunny and nearly 40 degrees. Wind bent over a power pole on Woodlane Drive early Thursday morning and traffic was slowed across the city as the spring snowstorm continued in Woodbury. The bent power pole on Woodlane Drive caused traffic to be blocked by emergency vehicles from Lydia Lane north, according to a resident on Woodbury Patch’s Facebook page. The Woodbury Fire Department was on the scene diverting traffic, and it was expected to be cleared before noon, Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander said. (Update: Traffic was able to pass by the scene by 11 a.m.; Xcel Energy crews were there.) As of 9 a.m., there was only one crash, on Regatta Drive, and there were no injuries …
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.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A mixture of sleet and snow is expected to develop after midnight.
The Woodbury area saw a bit of fresh snow Thursday morning, and the Minnesota State Patrol reported slick driving conditions that resulted in several spinouts along the 94 corridor in the east metro. No serious incidents were reported. A mixture of sleet and snow is expected to develop after midnight Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. According to the National Weather Service: "A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE OR NO ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE THE PRIMARY PRECIPITATION TYPE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 94. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON FRIDAY. A LATE-SEASON WINTER STORM APPEARS LIKELY LATE SUNDAY INTO …