Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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, December 10, 2012
The meteorologist, who lives in Woodbury, said most didn’t expect the system to extend as far south as it did.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
As soon as he woke up Sunday morning, Woodbury resident and WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer told his wife: “We’re going to get a foot of snow.” Which wasn’t what was initially projected for the Twin Cities. Most forecasters and models said Sunday’s total for the area would be about seven inches, Shaffer said. He was projecting a foot of snow in areas north, but the system shifted south. “This one caught everybody off guard,” said Shaffer, who recently won a local Emmy as best weather anchor. Sunday’s snowstorm was the biggest for the Twin Cities since Feb. 20, 2011, when more than 11 inches fell, he said. The biggest storm last winter (Dec. 3) was only 4.2 inches, Shaffer said. Related: Major Snowstorm Hits Woodbury: Share Your …