Sunday, March 17, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for Richfield Sunday.
The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 5 inches of snow to fall on Richfield Sunday night into Monday morning, making the morning commute a doozy. The storm will drive a powerful cold front through Minnesota by Monday afternoon, and the National Weather Service anticipates wind gusts up to 50 mph. The winds will blow the new snow around during Monday morning's commute, potentially creating near white out conditions—particularly south of I-94 and west of I-35. From the National Weather Service: Tonight and Monday, a powerful winter storm will track across northern Minnesota. This will send a strong cold front across the region, with a few inches of snow expected ahead of the front and strong west to northwest winds expected in its …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek reminds parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice on partially frozen ponds, lakes, and all bodies of water. Most victims of fatal accidents on the ice in Hennepin County have been children. “When your child is near the ice or the water, you should be near your child,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “I urge you to provide clear rules about ice safety throughout the winter months.” No ice should ever be considered safe. Small bodies of water such as ponds are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Richfield Public Works prepares for snow removal
Chris Link, director of Streets and Forestry in Richfield Public Works, told Patch Sunday evening that a snow emergency exists until Feb. 21 until after streets have been plowed curb to curb. In order to avoid being ticketed or towed, speak with neighbors, landlords, or friends to make arrangements for parking your vehicle off the street, Link said. Patch will continue to update readers on current weather conditions throughout the storm.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
While more winter weather is possible throughout the week, residents should remember that anything can happen in Minnesota.
While the sun was shining Tuesday, the frigid temperatures were a reminder that the state is still in the middle of winter. The air should warm up Wednesday, but the warm up will also allow snow to form and possibly fall again. The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow everyday this week until Saturday, when Richfield can expect some more sunshine, with a 60 percent chance Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday I cruised around taking pictures of different spots in Richfield. When I compared them, the quick change in conditions made me say to myself, "Yep. That's Minnesota ... Blizzard one minute and sunshine the next." So while you are bundled up in your wool sweaters and the heat is turned on full blast, remember: This is …