Twin Cities MN
Twin Cities Minnesota Metro Area. Minneapolis Saint Paul and surrounding area. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are Minnesota's two biggest cities. The metro area has about half of Minnesota's population.
In the winter Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org
Dec 22 2017 MN DNR: "The best present you can give family and friends this holiday season? Your presence. Think twice. Don't be fooled by early ice."
If going out have ice picks. If walking, on a snowmobile or ATV, wearing a life jacket may help.
- tips from CDC
- Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
- Do install a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds leave your home immediately and call 911.
- Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseated.
on Friday October 27 I seen rain, then a blizzard, and later large waves on lake superior at Duluth MN. I took video and photos in the afternoon Sunday November 5 2017.
to improve safety, efficiency, and save money..... A home furnace or boiler should be inspected and adjusted every year to ensure safe and efficient operation. It will help you save on your energy bill, too... Read more at https://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/your-home/save-energy-money/energy-tips.jsp#/detail/appId/2/id/312391
7-18-2017 Smoke from Canada wild fires visible (and can be smelled) in Brained MN
for current conditions http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/gene...
2-17-2017 fine particles can be seen in Brainerd MN MPCA reading for fine particles was 55 (moderate)