Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Unlike previous snowstorms that hit the city this season, there were only a handful of incidents Tuesday morning.
Maybe folks have simply learned how to drive in the snow. Between 6 a.m. and mid-afternoon Tuesday, March 5, there were only five crashes in Woodbury, none with major injuries or significant damage to the vehicles involved. “Which for this kind of storm is not bad,” according to Woodbury Police spokeswoman Michelle Okada. She’s not exaggerating. More than 30 crashes were reported in Woodbury by mid-morning on Nov. 12, 2012, when the city saw its first major snowfall of the season. The Dec. 9, 2012, storm, which dumped almost a foot of snow on Woodbury, saw several incidents on the roads, and it was the “same story” 11 days later, when there were a dozen crashes in the city by 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 20. As recently as Jan. 27 there was another …
Patch asked Woodbury resident and WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer about the weather on Tuesday.
WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer, who lives in Woodbury, said the storm had dumped just over six inches in the city by mid-morning. But for the most part, the accumulation was over, he said. “It could snow the rest of the day and it won’t amount to much,” Shaffer said Tuesday. “Maybe another half inch or an inch.” Related: Schools Closed, Flakes Falling, Winter Continues: Snow Day in Woodbury One interesting note about the snowstorm: Shaffer said it initially looked like a typical clipper system that would amount to 2-3 inches for much of the state, but other weather systems made the snow more severe. “It was a very rare setup,” he said. While there are other systems on the horizon, they will likely be of the rain-snow mix variety, Shaffer…
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Schools were closed, plows were out and snow was still falling Tuesday morning in Woodbury. The city had been under a winter storm advisory from the National Weather Service, and snow was steady at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. Classes were canceled Tuesday in District 833, and several other schools in Woodbury were closed. The Math and Science Academy was closed. A notice from South Washington County Schools: South Washington County Schools will be closed today. All morning activities (including Kids Club) are closed today. An announcement will be posted no later than 3 p.m. regarding afterschool and evening activities. All employees are expected to follow previously determined school closing procedures and advise their supervisors of …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Woodbury area. Between 6-10 inches of snow is expected to fall across the east metro through Tuesday afternoon.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Woodbury area through Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service expects that two periods of heavy snow—with accumulation of 6-10 inches—across the east metro over the next 48 hours. According to the NWS: THE AXIS OF HIGHEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IS FORECAST NEAR THE MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN BORDER AREA. SOME STORM TOTALS COULD APPROACH 12 INCHES. The city's winter-parking rules run from Nov. 1 to April 1, banning on-street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. City ordinance also prohibits on-street parking any time two or more inches of snow have accumulated, until after the street has been completely plowed. The two-inch guideline applies to any hour of the day, any time of year. Residents are…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch starting on Sunday.
Here we go again. Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Up to 10 inches of snow is possible. The precipitation is expected to begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. Strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Twin Cities region isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in effect for western and central Minnesota, which could see more than a foot of snow, along with winds of up to 45 mph. Meanwhile, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Three people were transported to the hospital after a crash after noon near King of Kings Lutheran Church.
Slick roads caused a three-car crash along Radio Drive Sunday as snow sparked numerous incidents on Woodbury roads. Three people were transported to the hospital following the crash, which happened across from King of Kings Lutheran Church during the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 27, said Michelle Okada, Woodbury Police spokeswoman. The injuries were not considered serious, she said. It was one of several incidents as sleet and snow fell on Woodbury. The crashes continued into Monday morning, Okada said. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Sunday, January 27, 2013
National Weather Service warns of freezing rain and snow on Sunday.
Temperatures were heading back up Sunday, but it could mean snow and a rough commute Monday for Woodbury 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 Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There were a dozen incidents on the roads by 9:30 a.m. following the snowfall.
Between crashes and vehicles going off the road, there were about a dozen incidents in Woodbury as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday. “Same story, as always,” said Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander. “People driving too fast for the conditions.” Speed limits are set for dry, sunny days, he said, and motorists simply need to slow down. Fortunately, there were no injuries associated with the incidents, Melander said. Woodbury saw a couple of inches of snow during the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday, and snow was still falling this morning. The snow is expected to taper off, according to the National Weather Service. During the first major snowfall of the season, in mid-November, there were at least 30 crashes on Woodbury streets. Like …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Woodbury area from 9 p.m. on Wednesday until 6 p.m. on Thursday. Up to four inches of snow is predicted, along with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued the following winter weather advisory for the Woodbury area from 9 p.m. on Wednesday until 6 p.m. on Thursday: ... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. * TIMING... LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON... AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY THIS EVENING. STRONG WINDS WILL FOLLOW THURSDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS... 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AS WELL. * …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Major Snowstorm Hits Woodbury: Share Your Photos Got snow photos? Add them to this post. Plans in the Works for New Woodbury Charter School From the founder of Footprints Academy, Woodbury Leadership Academy would be for students in seventh and eighth grade. Urine Trouble, Leaf Him Alone, State Farm Signal: Woodbury Police Blotter One item: Police were called about a man who approached a home on Walnut Lane and asked a resident for a glass of water. Officers arrived and found he was part of a drywall crew but later learned he is a registered sex offender. Police were following up with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Cheers! Unique Art Studio to Open in Woodbury Cheers Pablo will open in Tamarack Village early next year. Calls …