NEAR NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPENINGS Save the Historic Windows
After my recent post about weatherizing windows for the winter, I received a link and some information about SavetheWindows.org. This program is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a... Posted on 12/2/10 at 1:10 PM
The long range weather forecast for the winter was calling for a mild temperatures and slightly less snow but now a new forecast from the Climate Prediction Center is a complete reversal, and is calling for a colder winter.
Recent snowfall is translating to rising business for stores stocked with winter supplies in the Lake Region. Retailers there say the first major snowstorm of the season sent a clear message about what weather lies ahead.
More than six inches of snow fell in Devils Lake and seven inches near Starkweather. Freezing rain also fell throughout Ramsey County. The severe weather kept a crew of six busy in Devils Lake clearing roads for winter travelers.
The state climatology office says after consulting with the Duluth National Weather Service office, the lowest pressure recorded during this week's windstorm was 28.21 inches. That record was set at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at Bigfork.
UPDATE: 9:30 PM
According to Xcel Energy, crews were able to restore power to the affected customers in Grand Forks at around 9:30 pm.
Winds up to 50 miles an hour caused outages to around 600 people in Grand Forks earlier Wednesday.
The Grand Forks street department is ready for the winter work to come early.
Grand Forks Street Supervisor Mark Aubol says he has people in place to make sure the streets remain passable if storms bring a lot of snow.
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