Monday, February 11, 2013
Luke "Mippey5" Thompson rounded up 'Fridley area peeps' for a quick backyard dance with skin bared in hopes of somehow bringing on a snow day.
Fridley's master YouTube parodist Luke "Mippey5" Thompson rounded up "Fridley area peeps" for a quick, half-clothed backyard snow dance Sunday—just as we were in the clutches of Winter Storm Orko. The idea was to make a snow day happen Monday. We'll see if that works. You can't miss the Fridley touches in the 30 second video, including a Fridley sweatshirt and a banner in the background left over from summertime wiffle ball action. See the video in the Storify above or by clicking the YouTube thumbnail. Related:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
As Nemo recedes in Northeast, Orko looms for Midwest. The NWS Warning goes into effect at midnight Saturday.
A Watch has turned to a Winter Storm Warning for Fridley and the rest of Anoka County, as other Minnesota counties. The National Weather Service upgraded its earlier Winter Storm Watch to a Warning Saturday afternoon. The warning is in effect from midnight Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday. The storm the Weather Channel has dubbed Winter Storm Orko won't dump nearly the quantity of snow that its predecessor, Winter Storm Nemo, dumped on New England this weekend. But Orko will hit us reasonably hard, with as much as eight inches of snow by Monday morning. In the words of the National Weather Service, this will be a "SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM." Snow accumulations of four to eight inches are possible in locations across Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey and …
Sounds worse when it has a scary name, doesn't it? The National Weather Service issued a new Hazardous Weather Outlook Saturday morning.
Winter is whipping up a cocktail of "snow, sleet and/or freezing rain," according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook that the National Weather Service issued Saturday morning for Fridley, Anoka County and a wedge of other central Minnesota counties. UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning for Fridley Why Do Winter Storms Have Names All of a Sudden? And Who Is Orko? Happy hour for precipitation-lovers will begin as early as late Saturday night. Fridley and much of Minnesota remains under a Winter Storm Watch, promising four to eight inches of snow by Monday morning. Meanwhile, Nemo is overflowing New England's cup with winter weather. For a look at what's going on Back East, check out these photos from Stonington-Mystic Patch in Connecticut. Related:
Friday, February 8, 2013
Winter Storm Watch says Fridley can expect as much as 10 inches of snow.
Nemo, meet Orko. New England will get more attention (and, admittedly, more snow) with Winter Storm Nemo, but Winter Storm Orko will make the weekend interesting for the Midwest. UPDATE 2: Winter Storm Warning for Fridley UPDATE 1: Winter Storm Orko Is Coming to Get You, Fridley Why Do Winter Storms Have Names All of a Sudden? And Who Is Orko? Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Fridley area and the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches are possible. The precipitation should begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. …