winter safety

Winter Weather Advisory Tuesday
Update: A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6PM Tuesday. An approaching low pressure system is producing a mixture of wintery precipitation over southern Minnesota. Another 2 to 4 inches of accumulations is possible.  Winds will increase, causing blowing and drifting and redu…
Wind Chill Advisory Through 10AM Friday
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through 10AM Friday. Expect wind chills to range from 25 below zero to 35 below zero over the area overnight. The coldest wind chills will occur midnight through 8AM Friday.
The wind chills will cause frostbite in as little …
Winter Storm Warning Followed By Wind Chill Warning
The National Weather Service still says the winter storm warning for most of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin will go into effect at noon today. Total accumulations of 6-10 inches are expected.
Occasional light snow and flurries early this morning will give way to steadier and heavier sn…
Xcel Energy Preparing For This Weekends Storm
In response to a predicted winter storm set to hit the region this weekend, Xcel Energy has crews and equipment ready to respond to potential electric outages and issued the following information.
Xcel Energy is known for fast restoration and one reason for that is the preparation done in advance...
Kids Going Sledding? Have Them Wear A Helmet
The medical community says that head injuries can happen while sledding, and can be just as severe as those that occur skiing or snowboarding.
According to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Regions Hospital, head injuries accounted for nearly one-third of all sledding-relat…
Bitter Cold And Snow Heading For Southern Minnesota
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9PM Wednesday through 9AM Thursday. Expect wind chills during the night to be -25 to -30. The low is forecast to be around -15. Coldest wind chills are expected to be around 6AM Thursday...
How to Avoid and How to Identify Frostbite
As Minnesotans, we are generally pretty prepared and deal well with low temperatures, but for the past week or so, we have been experiencing a particularly cold snap. It's never a bad idea to refresh your memory on some tips to avoid and identify frostbite.
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
With temps expected to hit lows not seen in a decade and Gov. Dayton declaring all K-12 schools in the state closed on Monday, this seems like a good time to do a round up of winter safety tips.
When outside:

Try to limit exposed skin
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