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Latest Minnesota Weather
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.
In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.
Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.
A well-deserved warm up is headed to Minnesota with 40s and even 50s in the forecast.
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.