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Warm 80s into Sunday. White House: Cost of Climate Inaction $150 Billion/Year

Here’s some of the stuff that caught my eye in the last 24 hours… 83 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.83 F. average high on July 30.72 F. high on July 30, 2013. July 30, 1961: Downpour in Albert … Continue reading

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Heating Up into Sunday – Dangers of "Tornado Amnesia"

81 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.83 F. average high on July 29.79 F. high on July 29, 2013. July 29, 1971: Cool spell across Minnesota with frost in north and freezing temperatures reported as far south as Pipestone. … Continue reading

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A Break from the Muggies – What Climate Change is doing to our Mental Health

77 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.83 F. average high on July 28.75 F. high on July 28, 2013. July 28 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: Twin Cities NWS: 1917: Hottest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota with 114.5 degrees … Continue reading

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A Relatively Comfortable Week – How Ignoring Climate Change Could Sink the U.S. Economy.

78 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.83 F. average high on July 27.64 F. high on July 27, 2013. .03″ rain fell at MSP International Airport yesterday. Dressed for Success Old stereotypes die hard. Picture a soft, buttery mid-summer … Continue reading

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September-Like Sunday Ahead

Minnesota ResilienceBy Paul Douglas Mother Nature has her seat belt off. She’s careening down the road, bouncing off the guardrails, fish-tailing and pressing down on the accelerator pedal, just like Thelma and Louise. Our weather is more volatile and no matter what the … Continue reading

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Lake-worthy Saturday. Hints of Autumn by Monday. Orange Cone Alert

81 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.83 F. average high on July 25.83 F. high on July 25, 2013. .42″ rain fell at MSP International Friday morning.2.24″ rain so far in July.3.22″ average for July, to date. 28.07″ precipitation … Continue reading

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Heating Up into Saturday – Scientists Identify Potential Climate Tipping Point

82 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.83 F. average high on July 24 (the average high has come down 1 degree).78 F. high on July 24, 2013. July 24 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: MPX office of the National … Continue reading

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Unknown Unknowns

Unknown unknownsBy Paul Douglas We don’t know what we don’t know. Models and simulations only go so far. Who knew, in advance, that a cascade of unintended consequences would kill nearly 2,000 Americans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005? Super-storm Sandy in 2012: barely … Continue reading

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Comfortable Wednesday – What It's Like to Crash A Climate Change Denial Conference

86 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.83 F. average high on July 22.88 F. high on July 22, 2013. July 22, 1987: Greatest deluge ever in Twin Cities begins with 10 inches in six hours at the Twin City … Continue reading

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Breathing Easier by Midweek – June, 2014: Warmest Worldwide on Record

92 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.76 F. peak dew point yesterday at 5:53 PM84 F. average high on July 21.81 F. high on July 21, 2013. July 21, 1972: A significant downpour occurs over a portion of Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Severe Heat Today – Severe Storms Tonight (jungle-like July 21 statewide)

Excessive Heat Warning posted for the Twin Cities today. Moderate Risk of severe thunderstorms over much of Minnesota by this evening/tonight. 87 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.84 F. average high on July 20.82 F. high on July 20, … Continue reading

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Dangerous Levels of Heat and Humidity by Monday

79 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.84 F. average high on July 19.86 F. high on July 19, 2013. July 19 in Minnesota Weather History: 1951: Tornado hits Minneapolis and Richfield killing five. 1909: 10.75 inches of rain fell … Continue reading

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Warming Trend: Climate Volatility Already Affecting Midwestern Farmers

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 79 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.84 F. average high on July 18.94 F. high on July 18, 2013. July 18 in Minnesota Weather History: 2000: A … Continue reading

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Smoked Sunshine. NOAA: Climate Change is Getting Worse

79 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.84 F. average high on July 17.94 F. high on July 17, 2013. July 17 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: Twin Cities NWS: 2000: Fall apparel made an early debut on this cold … Continue reading

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As Good As It Gets – Ever. Summer Stickies Return Early Next Week

77 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.84 F. average high on July 17.92 F. high on July 17, 2013. July 17 in Minnesota Weather History: 2001: Lightning struck a Minnesota National Guard field training site located in Camp Ripley. … Continue reading

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