Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 6–9 inches of snow Wednesday night across the metro area, including Richfield.
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning for Richfield Warns of 6–9 Inches of Snow Original post (Tuesday): Minnesota weather may have yet another surprise in store for Richfield residents. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday. The Twin Cities, including Richfield, will likely see rain beginning late Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, that rain may turn into snow. Additional snow is likely before 1 p.m. on Thursday, with rain following on Thursday afternoon. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be near 43 degrees, according to forecasters.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chanahassen has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The storm will hit Thursday night into Friday morning.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second major snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to six inches of fresh snow on Richfield by Friday morning, marking the second straight Friday residents here will wake up to white. While last Thursday's snow totals came in under forecasted amounts, this storm is packing some moisture with it, and the Twin Cities area should see snow beginning Thursday night and extending into Friday. That should create yet another messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Forecasters expect the worst weather to hit between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday.
The Twin Cities has so far escaped from “Winter Storm Walda” with fewer side effects than other places the storm hit—but forecasters expect the worst to come later Thursday morning. Icy roads and snow created the usual rash of crashes and spinouts early in the morning commute. Because of ice on overhead wires, buses replaced light-rail service along the entire Hiawatha line in Minneapolis. The weather has had minimal impact on school start times. None of the public school districts have delayed or canceled school, although some charters and privates have. The metro has so far had few of the power outages that crippled southwestern Minnesota and South Dakota. But National Weather Forecasters say the worst snow will hit between 8 a.m. and …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Here is how people within 10 kilometers of Richfield responded when white stuff began to fall Friday afternoon—in April, after all!
'SNOW??!! Not cool mother nature. Not cool.' That was one of the responses from people in Richfield and nearby to the snow that began to fall Friday afternoon. See the tweets in the Storify window above or at Storify.com. What was your reaction when you saw snow falling? Leave a comment below.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A windchill of minus 10 on the first day of spring. Have you considered moving out of state to get away from this climate?
It's 5 degrees above zero on the first day of spring—10 degrees below zero if you count wind chill. Why do you live in Minnesota again? Today is the vernal equinox, when the Earth decides which end it wants to tip toward the sun. Why do our chances of being warm again seem less than 50-50? Spring has sprung, but the climate seems to have sprung a gasket. It's the coldest it's been this late in the season since 1996. Why haven't you moved someplace warm yet? Watch the video above, titled Why We're Here: Twin Cities. It was shot two years ago—entirely in the summer. Coincidence? Leave a comment below and share five good reasons you still live in Minnesota—one reason for each degree above zero this morning.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
There are more than 100 already in the gallery.
Monday, February 11, 2013
After a good snowfall, citizens always have something to say—good or bad—about the job the city and county does with plowing. So what do you think?
In the little town of Richfield, when two or more inches of snow falls the city's plows hit the roads. Or do they? While I was perusing the City of Richfield's Facebook page last week, I stumbled upon a lively comment accusing the city of a sub-par plowing performance. "Seriously if this is what the City calls cleaning up our streets they ought to be ashamed of themselves," the citizen wrote. See the full comment in the photo box above. This reminded me of a post I received on Richfield Patch's Facebook page Jan. 28. "Plows? No plows in site in our neighborhood," Derek Brown wrote. "I hope they come and cleanup the slush before tomorrow night or we will have several inches of ice!" I've personally never given much thought to this until now…
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, December 16, 2012
Looking for some winter activities for the family? Three Rivers Park District has several events Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013 - including several free or low cost activities.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Wendy Erlien
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. To register for the following activities, call 763-559-6700 and reference the activity number or visit the Three Rivers Park District website. Free Family Funday: Turtles Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, North Mississippi Regional Park, Brooklyn Center. Meet the nature center turtles. Find out what they eat and how they move. This program is free and open to all ages. Know Your Tracks Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1-4 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Learn some common animal tracks and what stories are told by tracks. Make an ink-stamp track story of your own. This program is free and open to all ages. Backyard Birds Sunday, Dec. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
While many were hoping for a miracle, they didn't get their hopes up.
See what local students had to say about the possibility of a snow day for Richfield schools.