Last winter's freezing temperatures and mounting snow created the perfect conditions for ice dams, the ridge of ice that can form along the edge of a roof that can cause serious damage. With winter around the corner, one ice dam removal expert says that prevention is key.
The rule protecting Minnesotans from having their heat disconnected in the coldest months takes effect Tuesday.
While it certainly seems really early in the fall to already get some snowflakes in the Twin Cities, turns out, it’s not all that unusual.
On average, the Twin Cities sees its first snowflakes by mid-October. So seeing snowflakes on Friday wasn’t exactly a surprise. But, measurable snowfall - that’s not expected quite yet.
The first flurries flew in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on Oct. 11.
It has been a lackluster year for sunshine in Minnesota, as FOX 9's Cody Matz takes a look at the weather trends.
Weather whiplash! After parts of Minnesota experienced temperatures in the 80s on Monday, by Thursday, northern Minnesota was seeing its first snow accumulation of the season.
It has been a wild few weeks of weather across the country. The temperatures have been anything but steady here in Minnesota with 50s one day and 80s the next. But for the southern and eastern U.S. wild swings in temperature haven’t been the story; it’s been the persistence of the summerlike heat.
Some Labor Day severe thunderstorms are possible, with heavy wind gusts as one of the threats to the Minnesota area.
When it comes to winter driving, being prepared for the unexpected is key.
With a storm bearing down on Minnesota over the weekend, many people are making plans to ride out the snow and rain indoors—but not Xcel Energy, or for that matter the Department of Transportation.
So, far our one-two punch of snow heading into the weekend is right on schedule. Overnight Thursday into Friday, the Twin Cities metro saw 3 to 6 inches of snow. The snow stopped falling before the Friday morning commute, allowing MnDOT and county plows to get highways down to clear pavement.
Winter returns to the Twin Cities today with heavy snow expected across south central and east central Minnesota, including the metro, into this evening.
After record-breaking temperatures, the Twin Cities metro area is bracing for a big cool down.
Some schools in west central Minnesota took no chances with the winter weather and they called off classes earlier on Monday. Road crews deployed for one of the few times so far this season.
The last few winters here in Minnesota have been relatively mild, but that's no solace for many as winter quickly approaches.