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 …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
By Tuesday evening, as much as 12 inches of fresh snow could be on the ground. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for much of central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. Six to 10 inches is expected in most areas, with some storm totals reaching 12 inches. The warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday. According to the weather service, the storm will come through in two waves of moderate to heavy snow. The first will come Sunday night through Monday morning. The second round is expected to begin Monday night and last through Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Travel is only advised during an emergency, and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The storm caused 597 crashes on Sunday and another 970 spinouts, the State Patrol said.
Unfortunately for Richfield students, local school start times have not been changed Monday, despite the nearly 11 inches of snow that fell in town Sunday. As of 6 a.m., none of Richfield's private or public schools had announced any closures or delays. As many current and former Richfield Public Schools students know, snow days are few and far between in this town. While Academy of Holy Angels students generally see more snow days, given the fact that student live all over the metro area, they will also be in school as usual Monday. Officially, 10.5 inches fell at the airport Sundy, according to the National Weather Service. With 1 inches being measured in Bloomington. In fact, the Twin Cities won the snow lottery on Sunday with nearly …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Are you enjoying the winter weather? Upload your photos and share them with the community.
We know that winter weather brings its fair share of difficulties, but snow also means that it's time for snowmen building, snow angel making and a few snow ball fights. Upload photos of your winter activities, whether it be of you snowplowing your wickedly long driveway or the kids building the year's first Frosty the Snowman. Click on "Upload Photos and Videos" at the top of the photo box above and begin sharing your snapshots. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, December 7, 2012
The first heavy snowfall of the season is coming this weekend.
With a winter storm warning in effect for much of Saturday and Sunday, Richfield Patch wanted to remind residents of the city's snow parking ban ordinance, which went into effect on Nov. 1. Up to six inches are predicted to fall in the Twin Cities area. If you want to avoid a ticket or your car being towed, here are a few things to know about Richfield's snow parking ban ordinance: In addition, Richfield Public Works says it is also illegal to place your trash carts and cans in the street, alley or on the sidewalk, as this also interferes with plowing initiatives. The ordinance is in effect until April 15. If you have questions or comments about the ordinance, call 612-861-9178 for recorded information, call 612-861-9170 for Richfield …