Friday, May 24, 2013
There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms through the weekend and beyond.
A chance of rain is prevalent in the Memorial Day weekend forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lakeville and the surrounding area for the weekend, as there is a threat of thunderstorms through the weekend and beyond. Here is the text of the outlook: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS IS LOW AT THIS TIME FOR SATURDAY …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The area’s string of rainy days should end Wednesday. A chance of rain is in the forecast for the Memorial Day weekend, though.
Lakeville’s rainy weather pattern appears to ending soon. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Northfield and the surrounding area, but no major weather events are being predicted. Here is the text of the outlook: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT SCATTERED WEAK THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTER A COUPLE QUIET WEATHER DAYS TO CLOSE OUT THE WORK WEEK...THUNDERSTORMS ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. The weather service’s forecast is calling for …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch and flood advisory were allowed to expire during the afternoon and evening.
UPDATE SUNDAY 9 P.M.: The tornado watch and flood advisory for Dakota County have expired. The flash flood watch will continue in effect through Monday evening. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday: • Sunday night—Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 62. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. • Monday—Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 4pm, then a chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lakeville and much of Minnesota for the next few days.
Buckets of rain are heading our way The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lakeville and much of Minnesota for the next few days. Several inches of rain could fall before Tuesday. Hail and wind could accompany the rain on Sunday, says the weather service. 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 SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY...MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 94. DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER...SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SMALL HAIL...GUSTY WINDS...HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING. GOING …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s high temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s.
Welcome to summer, Lakeville! Less than two weeks after the city just missed a snowstorm, Lakeville residents will face potentially record-breaking heat and a fire risk on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, red flag warning and hazardous weather outlook. Here is the text of the heat advisory: HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. * TEMPERATURE: LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S. * IMPACTS: PEOPLE OUTSIDE MAY BECOME QUICKLY DEHYDRATED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for Tuesday afternoon.
Winter's barely over, but temperatures in Dakota County are expected to reach into the 90s on Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch. The fire warning is in effect from noon through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dry winds will whip through the area at speeds up to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The area will also experience a relative humidity of only 20 percent, forecasters say. "Wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds, low humidity and dry fuel," the service wrote. Southern and central Minnesota are at highest risk, according to the weather service. Click here to review the full warning.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the possibility of a frost or freeze on Saturday night.
Those Lakeville residents wanting to work out their green thumbs may want to wait a few more days before planting. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the potential of a widespread frost this weekend. There is a chance temperatures could get cold enough for a freeze. The weather service says temperatures could fall as low as the upper 20s or lower 30s in the Twin Cities metro area on Saturday night. Here is the text of the hazardous weather outlook: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT A FEW NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA THIS AFTERNOON. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for Lakeville through 10 a.m. Thursday.
UPDATE (6:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY): A winter storm warning has been issued for Lakeville. Here is the updated forecast from the National Weather Service: TONIGHT: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 31. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. THURSDAY: Snow, mainly before 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 36. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. THURSDAY NIGHT: Thursday NightA 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 10 mph. FRIDAY: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a…
Monday, April 22, 2013
We're more than halfway through April, but winter still isn't relenting. Forecasters predict significant snowfall tonight across the metro area—and an isolated thunderstorm or two.
Prep your snowblowers and warm up those tired shoveling muscles; another winter storm warning has been issued for Lakeville and much of the Twin Cities area. The National Weather Service is expecting as much as 6 to 9 inches of snow on Monday night, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour expected. Isolated thunderstorms may be possible in the main band of snow, which will likely stretch from New Ulm across the Twin Cities to Hayward, Wis. The snowstorm will likely be preceded by rain in the late afternoon, forecasters say. The heaviest snow is expected to fall late Monday afternoon into the early evening hours. The winter storm warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the weather service.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lakeville's schools have not announced delays or closures as of 6:30 a.m.
Lakevillle and the rest of the metro area woke up to a 1-inch coating of thick snow, ice and slush Thursday morning, but Winter Storm Walda is expected to dump six to eight inches more snow on the metro throughout the day. The storm was enough to close or delay some schools in southwestern Minnesota—though none in Lakeville, as of 6:30 a.m.—and snarl the Thursday morning commute. Traffic is heavy throughout the metro, with snow and ice on the roads and crashes on Highway 77 and 35E. Forecasters are predicting that the heaviest blow will fall throughout the morning—up to three inches are expected by 11:30 a.m.—with light snow, rain and freezing rain expected throughout the afternoon. Local meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on Wednesday that …