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Latest Minnesota Weather
After Minnesotans enjoyed a beautiful week of springtime weather and outdoor fun, it’s back to reality this week. That reality: we live in Minnesota.
This year’s mild winter was still cold enough to turn deadly.
Exposure to the cold was a factor in the deaths of at least 43 Minnesotans from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of March, according to the state Department of Health.
The entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.
It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. When storms hit, people can lose power and cell service. That’s where some hi-tech portable equipment comes in to play.
It may be spring in Minnesota, but Tuesday’s weather was all over the map.
We saw snow in the northern part of the state, but thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota.
It may not have felt like it with the high wind speeds, but temperatures in the Twin Cities reached 84 degrees Wednesday, breaking a 133-year-old record.
A fire fueled by high-speed winds has destroyed two St. Paul homes.
Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.
After a week of snow and chilly temperatures, spring-like weather is returning to Minnesota.
Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.
The snow fell fast and furious Sunday evening — especially in south Twin Cities metro area, where a widespread 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated across Carver, Scott and Dakota counties. The highest event total came from nearby Goodhue County, with 12.3 inches of snow in Zumbrota.
After an anemic season for snow, a spring storm dumped more than a foot of it on parts of Minnesota, forcing some schools to close.
After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways.
Above-average temperatures are expected to accompany the start of spring in the Twin Cities, though those conditions aren’t expected to last through the weekend. There will be peeks of sunshine Friday along with highs in the mid-50s, according to meteorologist Matt Brickman.
Most of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That’s a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.
Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”
A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights!
Since Sunday’s temperatures look to climb to near record-breaking highs, it’s been named a Top 10 Weather Day.
Late winter days like Thursday aren’t just good for morale. For some locals, the early arrival of spring means more money. For instance, on Marquette Ave. and 7th Street, light jacket weather equals heavy foot traffic in the food truck lines.
It never fails. Those first 60-degree days of the year have people thinking about their lawns and gardens. It just so happens the first 60 degree day of this year came very early.
Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety.
Tuesday was a #Top10WxDay. And now it looks like Wednesday is going to be the meat in a #Top10WxDay sandwich, because Matt Brickman says Thursday will bring another glorious one.
If you haven’t booked some time outdoors this Tuesday, you’re not doing it right. That’s because it’s a #Top10WxDay. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said temperature should flirt with the 60s in the Twin Cities, and indeed have already topped that benchmark in other areas of the state.
The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.