Around this time, Minnesota residents usually get the first signs of spring – they’re definitely there, but they’re not too obvious at the moment. Based on an article on twincities.com, many parts of Minnesota experienced another recent snowstorm:
Between 2 and 4 inches of snow fell across the area between early evening Tuesday into the early hours of Wednesday morning, with 2.3 inches observed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
While road conditions were slick across most of the Twin Cities Wednesday morning, the worst driving conditions are likely in the northwest metro. Numerous spinouts and crashes clogged main arteries southbound through Maple Grove and Plymouth and down U.S. 169 and Minnesota 100, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
But isn’t it supposed to be getting warm now? The general average temperature is increasing but it’s going to take a while before things get back to normal:
Meanwhile, spring — the astronomical version, anyway — arrives Thursday.
A high of 43 — average for the date — and partly sunny skies are expected during the day. A chance of snow and rain return Thursday night into Friday, when temperatures begin to slip. Saturday and Sunday are expected to see highs around 25, well below average.
Residents of Minnesota must be used to the climate, but getting used to something doesn’t mean there’s nothing that can be done to improve the experience. Keeping your home properly insulated can greatly contribute to your comfort level even as these stubborn snowstorms finally call it quits (whenever that will be). Your home’s siding is a good place to start – check if there are any cracked or missing parts that could be compromising your home’s ability to deflect the weather.
If you notice any issues, you can contact Twin Cities Siding Professionals for siding repair in St. Paul and Minneapolis. If you allow siding to remain damaged, you will end up paying more in the end in the form of higher electric bills because your HVAC systems would have to work harder to counteract the effects of cold and warm air getting inside.
Therefore, for the best siding in St. Paul, you should only use the highest quality materials like James Hardie products, which are known for extreme durability and reliability. Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a Preferred Remodeler of the company, which means they are more than qualified to install, repair, and maintain James Hardie siding – and when you see their work, you’ll quickly realize the difference in their workmanship.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Winter storm drops 2-4 inches of snow in Twin Cities, slows commute, Twincities.com, March 19, 2014)