Saturday, April 14, 2012
Severe thunderstorms with large hail and strong winds will be possible over southwest into south central Minnesota (including Hennepin County) this evening.
The National Weather Service – Twin Cities this morning posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of southern Minnesota for later today and tomorrow, including Scott, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Thunderstorms are expected to develop over Iowa and Nebraska this evening and lift northeast across much of the area. Severe thunderstorms with large hail and strong winds will be possible over southwest into south central Minnesota, including Hennepin county, this evening and then in central Minnesota overnight. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. Thunderstorms will again be possible into Sunday as a low pressure system and cold front sweep east. The greatest threat of severe thunderstorms …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Do you think there will be an inch of snow on Christmas Day?
Minnesota's strange weather the past few weeks has many wondering whether or not Sunday will be a white Christmas. Technically, it's a white Christmas if there is an inch of snow or more on the ground Christmas Day. Anything less, a brown Christmas. The last brown Christmas was in 2006. Snow began falling mid-morning Friday, with the National Weather Service predicting up to an inch in some of the metro area. So, will the snow stick around through the weekend? The NWS and local meteorologists may say no, but Minnesota is always unpredictable. Tell us what you think by taking the poll and writing in the comments below.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The rain is coming.
Richfield along with much of the state is in a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 a.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) website, strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to develop in the Dakotas overnight and move east to western and central Minnesota. The NWS goes further to say the potentially severe storms could also cause damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hail. South-central Minnesota is also at risk for having thunderstorms continue into the day Wednesday. Currently, the NWS is predicting an 80 percent chance of heavy rain throughout Wednesday morning in Richfield.
Friday, July 15, 2011
We're having a heat wave ... a tropical heat wave.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat watch for Richfield and much of the state and Western Wisconsin from Saturday afternoon through Wednesday in some parts. The beginning of the heat and humidity will spread across Minnesota Saturday afternoon in the west and southwest, and then across east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin Sunday, according to the NWS website. Richfield's heat watch begins Sunday afternoon. During the five-day period, NWS is anticipating heat indicies to exceed 105 degrees for several hours at a time, with overnight lows only falling into the upper-70s and low-80s. Currently, actual temperatures in Richfield are predicted to be in the low- to mid-90s Saturday, Sunday, Monday and …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Damaging winds and storms capable of producing quarter-sized hail expected to hit between 8 and 9 p.m. tonight.
Richfield and the rest of Hennepin County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. Friday night. Rain and thunder is already clashing. These storms have the potential to be severe and have a history of damaging winds and are capable of producing quarter-sized hail, according to the National Weather Service. The photos with this article are the first of the storm. If the weather changes significantly, Richfield Patch will update this article with new information.