Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Xcel Energy has been dealing with outages throughout the day.
Update (10 p.m) - Power seems to have been restored across St. Louis Park. You can see a metro area outage map here. Update (5 p.m.) - An additional 246 customers reportedly lost power along Minnetonka Boulevard at around 3:30 p.m. Power is expected to be restored to this area by 8 p.m. Update (2:10 p.m.) - Power has largely been restored to St. Louis Park, with only a few outages now scattered across town. The current restoration estimate for remaining outages is 11 p.m. Wednesday, but the timeframe is being adjusted as crews work. 8:50 a.m. - More than 200 St. Louis Park residents awoke to power outages Tuesday morning. Xcel Energy reported that 234 St. Louis Park customers had outages as of 5:20 a.m. The outages were largely clustered …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Help us document the severe weather in the Twin Cities area.
With severe weather in the forecast for the Twin Cities, we could use your help documenting the weather. If you (safely) snap any photos or shoot any video of the storms, feel free to share by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" above. In the comments section below, tell us how bad the storms get in your neck of the woods. Stay with Patch for updated storm coverage.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A flash flood watch is in effect for the Twin Cities through 1 p.m. today.
St. Louis Park has received a shade under three inches of rain in the last 24 hours, the National Weather Service reports, and more is in the forecast through Memorial Day weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 7 p.m. Thursday, then there is a chance of showers between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Friday. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Monday night. Rain is also possible next Tuesday and Wednesday, although the storms figure to be less severe. If you snap any photos of the stormy weather, feel free to share them here.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Storms came through the Twin Cities Monday and Tuesday.
After storms blew through the Twin Cities area on Monday and Tuesday, milder weather should be on its way for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s through Friday afternoon. There is a slight chance of storms on Friday night, as well as on Saturday and Sunday, but at this point the weather doesn't look severe. A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Hennepin County earlier Tuesday has, accordingly, expired.