Tuesday, March 5, 2013
District 197 and District 199 have canceled classes, and MnDot is saying most highways have "dangerous conditions." Here's our roundup of what you need about the winter storm.
Here is a primer of snow-related information to get you up to date Tuesday morning: SCHOOLS • Inver Grove Heights Schools, School District 197, St. Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation have all canceled classes this morning. SNOW EMERGENCIES • The City of Mendota Heights has declared a snow emergency. Click here for more information about snow parking guidelines and regulations in the city. • The City of Inver Grove Heights has also declared a snow emergency. Click here for more information about snow parking guidelines and regulations. SNOW TOTALS • The winter storm deposited as much as 7 inches of snow during the overnight hours in some Dakota County communities, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Increasing temperatures may bring slight snowfall and a chance of rain on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Presidents Day weather outlook includes warmer temperatures with a chance of rain and snow, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict a slight chance of snow before noon on Monday, followed by snow and possible rain on Monday afternoon, with high temperatures in the low 30s. The snow could continue into Monday evening. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 20 degrees, and on Sunday the high may increase to 30 degrees, according to the weather service.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
National Weather Service now predicts ‘wintry mix’ tonight, followed by up to six inches of snow by Monday morning.
Winter Storm Orko is expected to reach the Twin Cities region tonight, but areas south of the Minnesota River should be spared the brunt of that storm. While a winter storm warning has been issued for the Twin Cities and points north, the National Weather Service has issued a less serious winter weather advisory for cities in the southern Metro area. The advisory, in effect from midnight Sunday through late Monday for Dakota, Rice and Scott counties, says two to six inches of snow could fall by Monday morning, with the amount of accumulation increasing from south to north. A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet should start falling late tonight, transitioning to a mix of rain and snow during Sunday, then switching to heavy snow at…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
In other big headlines from around the South Metro region this week, a $10 million mansion goes up for sale in Inver Grove Heights and the Kohl's property in Burnsville is sold.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories of the past week from around the South Metro region. Here's a look at recent stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that may interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links: UPDATED: Flu Deaths in Minnesota Now Total 112 Department of Health says there were an additional 36 deaths last week, but that number of people hospitalized with flu-like symptoms much lower than previous week. Norovirus Bug On the Rise, New Strain Arrives in Minnesota A new, extremely contagious norovirus strain, detected last year in Australia, is making Minnesotans miserable. UPDATE: Apple…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The National Weather Service says a cold front expected to move through Dakota County on Friday night will bring in weather conditions more typical of January.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Dakota County will be moving from one type of yucky weather to another over the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen says Friday’s damp, foggy and above-average temperature conditions will change dramatically overnight into a blustery and cold weekend that’s move typical for early January. Here is the description of the predicted change from the weather service’s webpage: A very mild January air mass will be replaced by a strong arctic cold front later tonight. In the short term, temperatures near freezing across portions of central Minnesota have created some icy spots, especially on untreated roads, bridges and …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The National Weather Service says Dakota County and the rest of the Twin Cities metro area could receive an inch or two of snow overnight.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Call it White Christmas insurance. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Dakota County and the rest of the Twin Cities metro area. According to the outlook, the advisory area could receive one to two inches of snow overnight and early on Christmas Eve. Here is the text of the outlook: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE IN TO WESTERN MINNESOTA THIS EVENING AND SPREAD EAST INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Strong winds and blowing snow will be the main impact today.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service: A STEADY LIGHT SNOW IS TAPERING FLURRIES OVER THE TWIN CITY METRO AREA...THIS MORNING. THE SOUTH AND EAST METRO HAD THE MOST SNOWFALL OVER NIGHT. GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES. ACCUMULATING SNOW IS TAPERING TO A STEADY LIGHT SNOW OVER THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MINNESOTA...AND MUCH WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. A STEADY LIGHT SNOW IS FALLING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...LITTLE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED FROM THIS. HEAVIER SNOWS ARE FALLING OVER THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MINNESOTA ROUGHLY SOUTH OR EAST OF A LINE FROM RED WING TO ALBERT LEA. OVERNIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The track of a major winter storm has moved northwest, meaning Inver Grove Heights could see accumulating snow.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter UPDATE 9:50 P.M.: Here is the latest winter weather advisory issued at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory covers Dakota, Blue Earth, LeSueur, Scott, Washington and Watonwan counties: A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BEGINNING TONIGHT...AND LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 9 INCHES ALONG A LINE FROM ALBERT LEA...TO RED WING MINNESOTA...AND UP THROUGH EAU CLAIRE WISCONSIN...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS NORTH AND WEST OF THIS LINE. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY THE SNOW AND CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING ALONG I-90 …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Inver Grove Heights and the rest of Dakota County are under a hazardous weather outlook for drizzle, freezing rain and snow this weekend.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter It’s beginning to look a lot like a miserable weather weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin beginning this afternoon. Inver Grove Heights and the rest of Dakota County are included. Here is the text of the outlook: .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS PRECIPITATION MOVES INTO THE OUTLOOK AREA LATE TONIGHT...IT COULD FALL AS FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE FOR A TIME...OVER A PART CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. WHERE TEMPERATURES AT THE SURFACE REMAIN BELOW FREEZING...THIS WOULD BE FREEZING RAIN...WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES ARE …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday morning’s rush hour was a commuter’s headache, as traffic crawled on slick highways.
Most Twin Cities freeways were in fair condition at midday Monday, a couple hours after one of the most nerve-racking morning rush hours in recent memory. Commuters across the metro still were stuck in traffic on snow-covered and icy roads heading after the traditional 9 a.m. end of the rush hour. The Star Tribune says that traffic on Interstate 694 in the north metro was crawling as late as 11 a.m. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation was reporting that most major highways in the Twin Cities—including I-35E, I-35W, I-94, I-494 and highways 3, 52, 55, 61, 62 and 169—were in fair driving condition. Roads were treated, but snow and icy patches were evident. Authorities were investigating a number of …