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Still Breezy and Cool Thursday Ahead

Clash to SeasonsBy Todd Nelson I’ve notice a certain jump in my step lately… maybe it’s the Wheaties, maybe it’s the additional daylight? We’re sitting at 12.5 hours daylight in the Metro, nearly 3 hours 45 mins more daylight since … Continue reading

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Jackets and T-Shirts. Museums Urged To Cut Ties with Koch Brothers

38 F. high on Tuesday in the Twin Cities.45 F. average high on March 24.31 F. high on March 24, 2014. 30.8″ snow so far this winter season at KMSP.62.7″ snow fell last winter, as of March 24, 2014. Uncharted … Continue reading

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Spring On Hold into Friday – Cyclone Pam Was Just The Start

32 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.45 F. average high on March 23.26 F. high on March 23, 2014. 2″ snow on the ground at MSP International Airport. March 24, 1851: Heat wave across Minnesota with 60′s and 70′s … Continue reading

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Rapid Melting – February Relapse Later This Week – Spring Returns by Weekend

35 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.44 F. average high on March 22.22 F. high on March 22, 2014. March 23, 1966: Snowstorm brings a foot of snow to southern Minnesota. March Madness This is what I get for … Continue reading

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Somewhat Snowy Sunday on Tap

Somewhat Snowy Sunday on Tap Heads up central and southeastern Minnesota! Sunday will be somewhat snowy as a clipper dives through the region. A thin narrow band of sloppy snow accumulations is expected along/south of the I-94 corridor. Enough to potentially shovel … Continue reading

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Cooler Weekend Ahead; Rain/Snow Mix into Next Week

Total Eclipse of the Sun WOW! This was the view from Svalbard and the Faroe Islands early Friday morning during a total solar eclipse. I happened to tune into Slooh just before totality… what an amazing sight! Glad I was … Continue reading

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88% of Minnesota in Moderate Drought

50 F. high temperature in the Twin Cities Thursday.43 F. average high on March 19.36 F. high on March 19, 2014. 1.9″ snow so far this month.7.4″ average snowfall for March in the Twin Cities, to date. March 20, 1991: … Continue reading

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Winter Fizzle: 50s Today & Friday, Slush Potential Sunday Night?

46 F. high temperature in the Twin Cities Wednesday. 42 F. average high on March 18. 37 F. high on March 18, 2014. March 19, 1977: The energy emergency finally ends in Minnesota. It was caused by the extended cold. … Continue reading

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Less Than Half as Much Snow as Last Winter – Drought Potential Grows

45 F. high temperature in the Twin Cities Tuesday. 42 F. average high on March 17. 35 F. high on March 17, 2014. 27.2″ snow so far this winter in Minneapolis – St. Paul. 58.6″ snow last winter, to date. … Continue reading

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Cooling Trend – Was Climate Change a Factor with Super-Cyclone Pam?

62 F. high in the Twin Cities yesterday. 41 F. average high on March 16. 25 F. high on March 16, 2014. March 17, 1965: Great St. Patrick’s Day Blizzard. Two feet of snow dumped at Duluth. 19 inches at … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March… A Shot at 70F on Sunday?

The Mystery of the “Cloud Hole Punch” The National Weather Service in San Antonio, TX went into meteorological investigation mode on Friday as several pictures/reports of strange clouds came rolling in. Using their meteorological expertise and aid of FlightAware.com, they … Continue reading

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April/May Tease Ends This Week… Back to March Weather

Desert BloomsYou know it’s spring in the desert when the cacti are blooming! These incredible looking flowers last for a very short time, so consider yourself lucky to see a full bloom like this! Thanks to my family for sending … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day! Mild and Springy Weekend Ahead

 Happy Pi Day!! In mathematics, the number pi or π = 3.141592653… which if you take a look at the date on March 14th, it matches the number pi! Every year, my fellow math and science nerds celebrate this date, but … Continue reading

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Mild Weather Continues

Mild Weather ContinuesThursday was a mild and breezy day as expected, but we fell short of the record of 69° set in 1990 due to thicker cloud cover that hung around for most of the day. Despite the lack to … Continue reading

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More April Than March

 Seeing Green?I was on a walk Wednesday and happened to stumble across a patch of green grass! It sure stood out in the sea of brown… I’m pretty sure my neighbor thought I strange as I stared at his lawn … Continue reading

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