Winter Weather Advisory for Maple Grove Starts Monday
Nov 29, 2015 06:40PM
By Wendy Erlien
Updated Nov. 30
As of Monday morning, Hennepin County - including Maple Grove, is under a Winter Weather Advisory. According to the National Weather Service-Twin Cities
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * SNOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY... AND PERSIST INTO TUESDAY. A FEW BREAKS IN THE PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED... AND A MIX WITH SLEET AND FREEZING DRIZZLE COULD OCCUR AT TIMES. * THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR FROM LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. * LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED... WITH A GLAZE OF ICE POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS. * PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS... PARTICULARLY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE EASTERN TWIN CITIES METRO COULD EXPERIENCE SLICK CONDITIONS DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE TODAY DUE TO A PERIOD OF MIXED PRECIPITATION.
The first significant snowfall of the season could be making its way into the Maple Grove area Monday, Nov. 30.
The National Weather Service-Twin Cities issued a Winter Storm Watch starting 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 through midnight Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 for several Minnesota counties – including Hennepin. “Significant snow” is likely, National Weather Service-Twin Cities said in their Nov. 29 statement.
According to the Winter
Storm Watch release: "Significant
snow accumulations are possible over much of central and southern
Minnesota…starting early Monday morning over southwestern Minnesota…spreading
to the north and east…and continuing through Tuesday afternoon…making for a
long duration event, total snowfall in excess of six inches is expected for
much of central and southern Minnesota…with local amounts near 10 inches
possible. The highest amounts will be in southern Minnesota."
A Winter Storm Watch states there is a “potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.”
Editor's note: Once the flakes start falling, be sure to share your snow pictures in comments below!