Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A wind chill advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the Twin Cities area, warning that temperatures could reach dangerous levels from midnight Thursday through noon Friday. The combination of wind and cold could result in wind chills of more than 30 below zero, and as much as 40 below zero in isolated areas, during the early morning hours Friday. At such temperatures, extreme caution is warranted to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. At 40 below zero, going outdoors for more than 30 minutes without gloves or a face mask could result in frostbite. Motorists are urged to pack along extra clothing and a blanket in case of problems. Pets can also suffer from the cold, even on short walks. Temperatures should recover into the 20s by…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Richfield, Hennepin County and much of Minnesota until 11 p.m. tonight.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Richfield, Hennepin County and the Twin Cities until 11 p.m. tonight. A strong cold front is expected to move into northwest Minnesota and move through the rest of the state by early Thursday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will likely develop along this front across northwest Minnesota, and spread east-southeast during the afternoon and evening. Due to the strength of this storm system, severe storms are possible with the greatest threat expected to occur across west-central and central Minnesota through 9 p.m. The activity will likely evolve into a heavy rainfall event…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for Monday.
Monday is setting up to be another scorcher in Richfield. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory bewteen 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday for all of central and southern Minnesota with the forecast calling for temperatures in Richfield to top out at 100 degrees with heat indices climbing to as high as 105 degrees. The NWS says southwest winds will push a hot air across the region on Monday, spurring near-record temperatures and potentially dangerous weather conditions. The weather services advises people living in the area of the advisory to take extra precautions on Monday if working or spending time outside. Wear light and loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water and schedule frequent rest breaks. Anyone overcome by …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Elevated ozone levels are expected through Wednesday night.
Last Update: 4 p.m. on June 27, 2012 After issuing an air pollution health advisory Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has upgraded the advisory to an alert, which is in effect from 3 p.m. to midnight Wednesday. According to a MPCA release, hourly ozone concentrations are expected to reach a level considered unhealthy for "sensitive groups" in the Twin Cities early this evening. Those groups include the elderly, children and individuals who participate in outdoor activities requiring extended or heavy exertion. *** Original Text If you have a sensitive respiratory system or plan to go big during that midweek run, take note that ozone levels in the Richfield area might be working against you through Wednesday …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last night's storms caused widespread outages throughout the state.
Severe thunderstorms overnight left more than 1,000 without power in Richfield this morning. The area with the most outages is the southeast corner of town, according to an Xcel Energy power outage map. In a disclaimer, Xcel Energy said the outages were widespread throughout the state and it was unable to provide exact restoration times for each individual outage. However, revised estimates will be updated frequently. Currently, the outage map shows estimated restoration times by 11 p.m. Wednesday. Click here for the outage map and enter the street and zip code for the area you want to see. The map is updated every 10 minutes. *** Did you lose power last night? Did a tree collapse in your front yard? Add your photos to the photo box above …
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.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds of 40-50 mph are possible, mainly between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
A tornado watch went into effect for Richfield and Hennepin County at 6:10 p.m., and will remain in effect until 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The surrounding counties of Ramsey, Dakota and Scott are all included in the tornado watch. A special short term forecast posted just after 4 p.m. is calling for a line of strong storms to move into southwest and central Minnesota this evening and overnight. Some of the storms will have strong wind gusts of 40-50 mph and possibly hail up to nickel size. Rainfall estimates range from a quarter inch to an inch and a quarter from the heaviest showers. The NWS has also said the highest risk area for a tornado will be confined to mainly along and north of Interstate 94. …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The watch runs until 11 p.m. Sunday.
A tornado watch is in effect for multiple Minnesota counties, including Hennepin County, until 11 p.m. The National Weather Service issued the latest watch a little before 4 p.m. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the Twin Cities on Sunday evening, as a low pressure system makes its way through the area. Hail and damaging winds could both occur with the storms. More rain is possible in the metro throughout the coming week, according to the latest NWS forecast. Editor's Note: The headline mistakenly had "warning" rather than "watch" when this was first published. The body information was correct. We apologize for the typo.
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, 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.