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Winter Solstice: Thaw Lingers into Christmas Eve

32 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.26 F. average high on December 20.20 F. high on December 20, 2013.1″ snow on the ground. December 20, 1993: Strong northwest winds gusted to 35 miles an hour and caused near whiteout … Continue reading

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Beautifully Boring – Barely White Christmas This Year?

30 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.26 F. average high on December 19.28 F. high on December 19, 2013. December 19, 1989: Hard pressed to find snow cover in Minnesota. Only good places to cross country ski are at … Continue reading

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Weekend Thaw – A Barely White Christmas & Numb New Year?

21 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.26 F. average high on December 18.37 F. high on December 18, 2013. 1″ snow on the ground at KMSP. December 18, 1983: Record lows were set across central Minnesota with temperatures ranging … Continue reading

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Tough Sledding – Beige Christmas – Numbing New Year

20 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.26 F. average high on December 17.33 F. high on December 17, 2013. December 18, 1922: Heat wave across southern Minnesota. Temperatures rose into the 60′s at New Ulm and St. Peter.December 18, … Continue reading

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Weekend Thaw. New Denier Spin: "Carbon Dioxide is a Good Thing!"

30 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.27 F. average high on December 16.22 F. high on December 16, 2013.1″ snow on the ground at KMSP. December 16, 1996: 20 to 40 mph winds combined with recent snowfall produced blizzard … Continue reading

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Record 51F High Monday. Pre-Christmas Thaw Likely

51R. Monday’s high of 51F broke the old record of 49F set in 1923.27 F. average high on December 15.4 F. high on December 15, 2013..15″ rain fell yesterday at KMSP. St. Cloud picked up .38″ of rain.0″ of snow … Continue reading

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From 50s to Slush in 18 Hours – No "Pause" in Global Warming

50 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday. 27 F. average high on December 14. 16 F. average high on December 14. 1/10th of an inch of snow has fallen during the first 14 days of December. 5.7″ snow should … Continue reading

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Hello Early April! 30-40F Warmer Than Last Year At This Time

51 F. high on Saturday in the Twin Cities. That’s average for April 3.27 F. average high on December 13.17 F. high on December 13, 2013. December 13, 1996: Snowfall exceeding one foot was reported from south central Minnesota through … Continue reading

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Dense Fog Advisory – Hints of March Sunday – Slush Potential Monday

35 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.28 F. average high on December 12.19 F. high on December 12, 2013. Trace of snow on the ground in the Twin Cities (MSP International Airport). December 12, 1995: A low pressure system … Continue reading

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Fog, Smog and Drizzle: Near 50F by Sunday?

30 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.28 F. average high on December 11.5 F. high on December 11, 2013. 2004: A strong cold front pushed through Minnesota during the early morning hours. By dawn, winds turned to the northwest … Continue reading

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Whiff of El Nino – Shot at 50F This Weekend

28 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday. 29 F. average high on December 10. 13 F. high on December 10, 2013. December 10, 1983: Nine cars fell through the ice at the same time on Buffalo Lake in central … Continue reading

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Hints of March This Weekend – Odds Favor Less Misery This Winter

22 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.29 F. average high on December 9.12 F. high on December 9, 2013. 1″ of snow on the ground – officially – in the Twin Cities. December 9 in Minnesota Weather History. Source: … Continue reading

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Dwindling Snow Pack

Dwindling Snow PackBy Todd Nelson “Todd, where’s all the snow?” I’m getting relentless texts from friends who want to know when the next big snow storm is on the way. They’re hoping to fire up the snowmobiles and head out … Continue reading

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Warming Trend – Hints of March by Late Week

35 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.30 F. average high on December 7.1 F. high on December 7, 2013.1/10th of an inch of snow fell yesterday at MSP International Airport.1″ of snow on the ground. December 7 in Minnesota … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a Beige Christmas? Taste of March On The Way

32 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.30 F. average high on December 7.5 F. high on December 7, 2013. December 7, 1982: A farmer near St. Bonifacius bailed his 4th crop of alfalfa hay on this day.December 7, 1927: … Continue reading

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