Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It's March Madness as the CoCoRaHS program seeks local precipitation observers.
How much has it snowed in Richfield? If you join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network, it could be you telling the National Weather Service how much snow falls locally, rather than the other way around. CoCoRaHS is a national network of precipitation observers whose measurements of snow, rain and hail help the NWS and other federal weather agencies predict floods and droughts, and take account of the situation when severe weather hits. Because Minnesota already had an existing backyard rain gauge network since the 1970s known as MNGage or HIDEN, Minnesota was one of the last states to join CoCoRaHS, according to Michelle Margraf, meteorologist and Central Minnesota CoCoRaHS cooordinator for the National Weather …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The rain is already falling and will likely mix with snow Saturday and Sunday.
Richfield will see some rain and snow this weekend. It will be sloppy, but nothing like last weekend. According to the National Weather Service, rain began falling ovenight and will continue through much of Saturday, with high temperatures in the mid-30s and low temperatures around 30 degrees. Cities north and west of the Minneapolis/Twin Cities metro area will see freezing rain. Some snow is possible Saturday night into midday Sunday in Richfield. The high temperature is forecast to be 31 Sunday, with a low temperature of 17 degrees. Here is the National Weather Service's Full Hazardous Weather Outlook statement: HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 545 AM CST SAT DEC 15 2012 MNZ058>063-065>070-074>…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
More than two inches of rain is expected between Wednesday and Friday.
Richfield is looking to get wet in the coming days as the National Weather Service is predicting more than two inches of rain to fall across the Twin Cities and parts west. As a result, the NWS has issued a flash flood watch for the Twin Cities, including Hennepin County, and central Minnesota. According to the NWS: "Showers and thunderstorms will continue to expand today. Widespread rain is expected tonight with a swath of heavy rain across Minnesota. Looking ahead, a frontal boundary will stall out across the area, which will allow the active weather to continue across the region through the weekend." The weather statement goes on to read: The watch goes into effect at 7 p.m. tonight and will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, December 16, 2011
With all the rain this week, the Hennepin County Sheriff urges people to stay off the ice at area lakes.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to stay off of the ice on area lakes and other bodies of water due to thin ice conditions. Last week, many small lakes in Hennepin County had 4-5 inches of ice, the recommended minimum thickness for walking and small group activities. Today’s rain and recent warm weather have diminished the ice and it is too unstable for any activity. Please be aware of safety information:
Monday, April 18, 2011
More winter-like weather anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday.
After a light dusting of snow that quickly melted Saturday, the National Weather Service is predicting more snow and rain Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service website, there is an 80 percent chance of snow and rain after 1 p.m. Tuesday, with a snow accumulation of about a half an inch—with more snow possible in the evening. As for Wednesday, there is a 50 percent chance of precipitation, mostly before 1 p.m. Again, as it was on Saturday, temperature highs are expected to by in the low 40s both days so the snow many not stay long. Richfield Patch will continue to update readers on significant weather changes.