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Easing Back Into Winter – Tough Times for Minnesota Snow Lovers

34 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.25 F. average high on January 29.34 F. high on January 29, 2014. Trace of snow on the ground in the Twin Cities.January 29, 1994: Duluth has a record low of -35.January 29, … Continue reading

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Trending Colder into Next Week. Climate Change Is Spiking Winter Storms Too

31 F. high in the Twin Cities yesterday.25 F. average high on January 28. That’s up one degree; average temperatures finally creeping upward.0 F. high on January 28, 2014 after waking to -16 F. Trace of snow on the ground … Continue reading

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50 Degrees Warmer Than Last Year – Did Climate Change Spike Northeast Blizzard?

36 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.24 F. average high on January 27.-6 F. high on January 27, 2014.-16 F. morning low on January 27, 2014. Trace of snow on the ground in the Twin Cities. January 27, 1914: … Continue reading

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An Early March? Premature Freeze-Thaw Cycle Causing Numerous Problems

45 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.24 F. average high on January 26.18 F. high on January 26, 2014. 1″ snow on the ground at MSP International Airport.January 26, 2006: A record high temperature of 50 degrees is set … Continue reading

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Dwindling Snowpack; East Coast Crippling Blizzard

Dwindling Snowpack I stepped outside on Sunday and was struck by the lack of snow on the ground in my yard. There sure are a lot of bare spots out there, especially since it’s still January! There was 1″ of … Continue reading

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Gentle January Continues

Saturday SunriseAny chance you got to see the sunrise Saturday morning?? What a treat it was! If you missed the briefly stunning colors, here you go! By the way… the Minneapolis Airport climbed to 42F at 2pm Saturday. That was … Continue reading

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Alberta Clipper Tonight, Hints of March Next 7 Days (Risky Business: Climate Change Impact on Upper Midwest Business)

39 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday (3:40 pm).24 F. average high on January 23.2 F. high on January 23, 2014.-17 F. morning low on January 23, 2014.2″ snow on the ground at MSP International Airport. January 23, 1968: … Continue reading

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Sunday Clipper – Numbing Start to February – Ocean Temperature Warming Literally Off The Scale

28 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday. 24 F. average high on January 22. 8 F. high on January 22, 2014, after waking up to -8F. 2″ on the ground at KMSP.   January 22, 1963: A record low … Continue reading

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Mild Bias Next 6 Days – Numbing Start to February

29 F. high in the Twin Cities yesterday.24 F. average high on January 21.6 F. high on January 21, 2014, after waking up to -13 at KMSP.2″ snow on the ground at MSP International Airport. January 21, 1982: The Twin … Continue reading

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Hints of Early March into Next Week – Jumbo Clipper on Sunday?

32 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday. 24 F. average high on January 20. 31 F. high on January 20, 2014. January 20, 1936: Warroad fell to a bone-chilling 55 below zero.January 20, 1922: High pressure areas that move … Continue reading

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Brushed By A Clipper – More On Record Global Warmth in 2014

37 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.24 F. average high on January 19.39 F. high on January 19, 2014.2″ snow on the ground at MSP International Airport. January 19, 1982: Just over 17 inches of snow fell in the … Continue reading

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Still mild; somewhat active through the week ahead

Climatological BottomBy Todd Nelson I am happy to report that we are well on our way to slightly warmer and longer days. Not only have we gained nearly 30 minutes of daylight since the shortest day of the year (Winter … Continue reading

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No Arctic Invasion

No Arctic InvasionsBy Todd Nelson “Polar Vortex” could have, quite literally, been the buzz word of 2014. While the term often found itself in the midst of controversy within the weather and scientific community as being used incorrectly or not, … Continue reading

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Hockey Day in Minnesota

Hockey Day in Minnesota!Happy hockey day in Minnesota is probably becoming one of my favorite days of the entire year. As a resident of Minnesota my entire life, you have to find things in the winter to keep you occupied, … Continue reading

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Mild Through the Weekend

The Right StuffBy Paul Douglas “What a severe yet master artist old Winter is..no longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel” wrote John Burroughs in 1866. That was well before gas-powered furnaces, heated car seats … Continue reading

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