Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 6–9 inches of snow Wednesday night across the metro area, including Fridley.
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning for Fridley Warns of 6–9 Inches of Snow Original post (Tuesday): Minnesota weather may have yet another surprise in store for Fridley residents. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 1–3 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday. The Twin Cities, including Fridley, will likely see rain beginning late Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, that rain may turn into snow. Additional snow is possible before 1 p.m. on Thursday, with rain following on Thursday afternoon. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be near 44 degrees, according to forecasters.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm will hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on Fridley 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 messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Forecasters expect the worst weather to hit between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday.
The Twin Cities has so far escaped from “Winter Storm Walda” with fewer side effects than other places the storm hit—but forecasters expect the worst to come later Thursday morning. Icy roads and snow created the usual rash of crashes and spinouts early in the morning commute. Because of ice on overhead wires, buses replaced light-rail service along the entire Hiawatha line in Minneapolis. Northstar Commuter Rail was running on time, according to a Metro Transit spokesman on WCCO-AM. The weather has had minimal impact on school start times. None of the public school districts have delayed or canceled school, although some charters and privates have. The metro has so far had few of the power outages that crippled southwestern Minnesota and …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A windchill of minus 10 on the first day of spring. Have you considered moving out of state to get away from this climate?
It's 5 degrees above zero on the first day of spring—10 degrees below zero if you count wind chill. Why do you live in Minnesota again? Today is the vernal equinox, when the Earth decides which end it wants to tip toward the sun. Why do our chances of being warm again seem less than 50-50? Spring has sprung, but the climate seems to have sprung a gasket. It's the coldest it's been this late in the season since 1996. Why haven't you moved someplace warm yet? Watch the video above, titled Why We're Here: Twin Cities. It was shot two years ago—entirely in the summer. Coincidence? Leave a comment below and share five good reasons you still live in Minnesota—one reason for each degree above zero this morning.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday's morning rush hour is likely to be dicey.
Snowfall amounts aren't supposed to be overwhelming on Monday, but the flakes may fly just in time to muck up your morning travel. Fridley is under a Winter Weather Advisory through 1 a.m. Tuesday, and people just to the west of us are going to be dealing with blizzard conditions. All the more reason to take a glance at Fridley Patch's Commute feature before you leave home. The color codes will tell you where traffic is worst or best. Good luck! And leave a comment below to share your Monday morning storm story.
Let the NCAA name its tournament brackets. Some kids in Fridley had their own March Madness to take care of.
Watch kids playing basketball outdoors in a Fridley driveway above or at YouTube.com in a video posted by Chad Erickson.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Anoka County is part of a swath of the state under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Watch out for wet and possibly icy roads around Fridley on Friday, with rain, freezing rain and snow coming in a couple waves, according to a National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory. See also: The National Weather Service forecast for Fridley's Friday: Snow and freezing rain, becoming all snow after 1pm. High near 34. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Here's the outline from the NWS Winter Weather Advisory, announced at 4:11 a.m. Friday and in effect throught 1 a.m. Saturday: * TIMING: FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AND GRADUALLY TURN TO SNOW …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Westbound freeway traffic congested; crash at westbound Hwy. 65. How are your local roads faring?
A crash on westbound I-694 in Fridley near Hwy. 65 at about 8:30 a.m. complicated travel Thursday morning. How are the routes you've traveled? Pavement icy underfoot? Leave a comment below. A large vehicle on the right shoulder—appearing to be a bus in MnDOT traffic camera images—had left the scene by 9:15 a.m. Traffic was very heavy in both directions on I-694 at Silver Lake Road as the morning commute neared what should have been its final minutes. Check the Fridley Patch Commute feature any time for traffic conditions.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
'IT WAS FREEZING'
The latest Fridley Harlem Shake video to hit YouTube looks downright chilly. See it above or at YouTube.com where Vin Parmessar posted it Saturday. Other Fridley Harlem Shake videos include: Do you know of another local Harlem Shake or other video with a Fridley connection? Leave a link in comments below or share a video yourself by uploading to this post.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
'Come out and join us before the snow's all gone!'
- On Patch
Sunday, March 10