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The bloodline of one of nature’s most powerful and fascinating land-bound apex predators is merging with an animal atop the Arctic food chain, the polar bear—yielding a fearsome hybrid referred to as the “pizzly” or “grolar” bear. The breeding of these king creatures is likely the result of habitat overlap caused by global climate change.
While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.
There was nothing routine about a routine drive on Highway 7 in Hutchinson Tuesday. The strong wind blew fresh snow up from the ground and in to the air, giving drivers something to worry about.
We’re getting at least a few more inches of snow in the Twin Cities this Tuesday, but it probably won’t be enough to get the area close to average seasonal snow totals.
Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.
Snow-lovers have something to hope for after what has been a snow-starved winter so far. A system moving into Minnesota will bring snow into the Twin Cities starting late Monday night.
More snow is on the way for Boston as they inch closer to the snowiest winter of all time. While this season has been a nightmare for the East Coast, all that snow and ice is giving a Minnesota business one of their best seasons ever.
We’ll have a quiet Monday with plenty of sun and a high in the upper 20s, but Tuesday is expected to be a mess in the form of what could be our biggest snowfall of the season so far.
It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.
Minne-snow-ta? Not this season!
Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.
Sunday morning brought clear skies and subzero temperatures to Minnesota, and more arctic cold is on the way.
The coldest temperature in the lower 48 happened in Embarrass Thursday morning when folks there registered a temperature of 41 below zero.
ome of the coldest air of the season has settled into Minnesota. The bottom dropped out of readings in the northern region of the state Thursday. It’s 31 below in Ely and Fosston, 28 below at Bemidji and 25 below in Brainerd. That’s without the wind chill factor.
A week ago, we were wrapping up a six-day stretch of above-average temperatures and some melting. But Wednesday brought a different story and a different season, after officially bottoming out at minus 9 degrees in the morning. And as cold as it is Wednesday, it’s not a record. February has been cold, with way more days below average than above — and Wednesday was the coldest.
A pair of major reports on geo-engineering, “Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth” and “Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration,” were published last week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the CIA was purportedly a major funder. So, can the weather be used as a weapon? The answer is…it’s been tried!
Scientists warn the Southwest and Central Plains could face “megadroughts” during the second half of this century. And they could last for decades. The scientists write in a study in the journal Science Advances that global warming will lead to “unprecedented drought conditions” — the worst in more than 1,000 years.
Snow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. “We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning,” MnDOT’s Kevin Walker said.
More than 98 percent of Minnesota is at least abnormally dry right now, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On the bright side, a little bit of relief might be coming through in the way of a winter storm. Most of the state is currently under a winter weather advisory in effect until 9 p.m.
On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, declaring six more weeks of winter. But the WCCO Weather Team forecasts milder conditions.
Another winter storm inflicted fresh misery on the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area and blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest.
The winter storm “Linus” is dumping snow across the Midwest, including at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which in turn is affecting flights out of Minneapolis.
Almost the entire state of Minnesota is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. More than 98 percent of the state is on the verge of a moderate drought, which is a 20 percent increase from last week. Less than 25 percent of the state was in that range back in October.
So far it’s been the tale of two winters in much of the state. We are more than a foot below where we normally are for snowfall total right now. Last year it was a different story. By the end of winter, we were above average for snowfall totals