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A Healthy Dousing: 2 Waves of Significant Rain (sloppy mix next Tuesday?)

59 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday. 61 F. average high on April 22. 44 F. high on April 22, 2013. .95″ rain predicted for MSP by Thursday night (NAM model). 38-45 F. highs much of next week. ECMWF … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2014 – How Going Green Can Put More Green Back in your Wallet

68 F. high on Monday in the Twin Cities. 61 F. average high on April 21. 51 F. high on April 21, 2013. .20″ rain fell early Monday; scattered thundershowers reported across the metro area. Saving Green We’re all environmentalists … Continue reading

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Minor Meteorological Miracle: Perfect Easter Sunday (slushy mix 1 week from today?)

74 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday.60 F. average high on April 20.42 F. high on April 20, 2013. .10″ rain fell Sunday. 60s today; temperatures may be 20-25F colder 1 week from today. Minor Miracle Yesterday was a … Continue reading

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Lukewarm Easter Sunday (toughest winter for MSP in a generation)

67 F. high in the Twin Cities Saturday.60 F. average high on April 19.38 F. high on April 19, 2013. 70 F. high possible later today; isolated shower (better chance of rain south of MSP). * this past winter was … Continue reading

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Instant Spring (will 2014 El Nino be CP or EP; capable of enhancing warming worldwide?)

52 F. high in the Twin Cities Friday.59 F. average high on April 18.35 F. high on April 18, 2013. Minnesota Weather History on April 18, from the Twin Cities National Weather Service: 1928: Chilly air moves across the region … Continue reading

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Instant Spring This Weekend (was latest IPCC climate report watered down for public consumption?)

42 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.59 F. average high on April 17.42 F. high on April 17, 2013. 60s likely Saturday and Easter Sunday. Spotty showers, even a T-shower late Saturday. Dazed & Amazed There was at least … Continue reading

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Coating to 17" – Remarkable Snowfall Extremes Reported across the MSP Metro

37 F. high in the Twin Cities Wednesday.58 F. average high on April 16.47 F. high on April 16, 2013.Trace of snow at MSP International Airport as of 7 PM Wednesday.* 17″ of snow reported in Nowthen, in Anoka County, … Continue reading

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April Showers – Of Heavy Snow (plowable potential northern suburbs by tonight)

18 F. low Tuesday morning, tying the all-time record set in 2002, 1935 and 1875.36 F. high Tuesday afternoon in the Twin Cities.58 F. average high on April 15. Was it April 15? Really?40 F. high on April 15, 2013. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Winter Storm Watch North of MSP – Impact of El Nino Later in 2014?

38 F. high in the Twin Cities Monday.57 F. average high on April 14.38 F. high on April 14, 2013. Winter Storm Watch much of central Minnesota Wednesday Plowable snowfall possible from Brainerd to Crosby, Sandstone and Duluth. 60 F. … Continue reading

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March Relapse Into Friday Morning (highlights of latest IPCC climate report)

44 F. high in the Twin Cities Sunday. 57 F. average high on April 13. 36 F. high on April 13, 2013. April 13 in Minnesota Weather History, courtesy of the Twin Cities National Weather Service: 1983: “Surprise” snowstorm covers … Continue reading

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What's Next?

What’s Next?By Paul Douglas The 7-Day will always be something of a mystery. I keep telling people not to bet the farm based on a weather event 1 week away. Although no overnight breakthroughs are imminent, expect incremental meteorological improvements. Things like storm … Continue reading

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Weather Wins

Weather winsBy Paul Douglas Chances are you only remembered the last time your “favorite meteorologist” (oxymoron?) was wrong, not the majority of the time they were fairly close to the mark. Weather prediction will never be perfect, but things are … Continue reading

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Spingy into Saturday – Correction Early Next Week

62 F. high in the Twin Cities Thursday.55 F. average high on April 10.40 F. high on April 10, 2013. 60s into Saturday. 20-25 F. cooler by Sunday afternoon. Weatherwise “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about … Continue reading

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Tripping Into Spring

Tripping Into SpringBy Paul Douglas The transition from slush to chirping robins is never a straight line. Spring comes in waves. A big crest arrived Wednesday; the warmest day in nearly 6 months. A higher sun angle is coaxing warm … Continue reading

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Spring Fever Alert – Years of Living Dangerously

54 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.54 F. average high on April 8.48 F. high on April 8, 2013. 0. There is no snow (officially) at Twin Cities International Airport. October 11: last time we saw 70s in the … Continue reading

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