Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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How much snow fell in Richfield overnight? 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. The National Weather Service-Twin Cities is part of a national recruitment drive for volunteers in March. For more information, see Patch's full story on becoming part of the CoCoRaHS Network. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chanhassen is prediticting up to 8 inches of snow to fall overnight Sunday. A winter storm watch has been issued.
Yet another winter storm, the third in four weeks, is set to make its arrival in the Twin Cities area Sunday night, dropping heavy snow through Monday and bringing some windy conditions to make the morning commute difficult. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch for this yet-to-be-named system, which is coming across the Rockies Sunday and should drop its heaviest snow overnight Sunday into Monday. If we receive more than 2 inches of snow, a winter parking ban automatically goes into effect in Richfield. The track of the storm is still in doubt, the weather service said, but the metro should, after more than four days of above-average temps and some actual snow melt, see a good dose of new …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting up to 6 inches of snow to fall between Thursday and Friday.
Updated: 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 The National Weather Service has replaced the winter storm watch in effect for Hennepin County to a winter weather advisory. However, 3 to 6 inches are still possible for Richfield and much of the metro area from Thursday into Friday. Patch will update readers as more information becomes available. *** Original text: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Richfield and much of the state, which will be in effect from Thursday night to Friday afternoon. According to the NWS, 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible between Thursday and Friday. High temperatures expected for Thursday and Friday are 20 and 26, respectively. Low temperatures are 17 and 11, respectively. The following …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
An update on the changing weather conditions as Winter Storm Orko makes its way through the state.
The winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service Friday, has now been upgraded to a warning for Richfield and much of the metro area. The warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday for most of the Twin Cities region, as the storm now being called "Orko" sweeps across Minnesota. Snow accumulations of four to eight inches are possible in locations across Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as western Wisconsin, with accumulations increasing from south to north. A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet should start falling late Saturday night, transitioning to a mix of rain and snow during Sunday, then switching to heavy snow at some point Sunday afternoon. Strong winds on Sunday …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Many areas of the country are expecting heavy snowfall this weekend.
Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for 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. To top it all off, strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Twin Cities region isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in effect for western and central Minnesota, which could see more than a foot of snow, along with winds of up to 45 mph. …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service's advisory is from 3 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.
Richfield is in a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen says snow accumulations could reach 2 to 4 inches, with as much as 5 inches in some areas. Unfortunately, that means the snow will coincide with people traveling to and from Super Bowl parties. "A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties," according to the NWS. "Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities ... and use caution while driving." Snow is forecast throughout the beginning of the week in Richfield, with high temperatures in the low 30s and lows in the single digits. Here is the full weather statement: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE …
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>…
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.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Another spring storm hits Richfield and the metro area.
The beautiful weather Richfield has experienced for the past couple weeks is giving way to a little spring snow overnight. While snow has been talked about by meteorologists all week, hopefully your didn't put your shovel away just yet. The National Weather Service is predicting one to two inches of snow by Saturday morning in Richfield with wind gusts up to 26 mph throughout the day. The bright side? In addition to a little snow, a high of 44 degrees is being forecasted for Saturday and 51 degrees on Sunday, so the snow may not stick around long. Richfield Patch will keep readers informed of any drastic changes in weather.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The warm weather melts away the mounds of snow at Richfield's Wood Lake Nature Center.
Wood Lake Nature Center's winter wonderland atmosphere has begun to melt away. While another snow is possible, the ice on the marsh is melting and the ski trails have turned into slushy pathways.