Wednesday was close to average with a high near 70. With the light wind, dry conditions and sunshine, some would say it was close to perfection.
A line of storms triggered tornado warnings and dumped heavy rain as it rumbled down the Interstate 90 corridor across far southern Minnesota.
Storms packing high winds and windshield-shattering hail have rumbled across central Minnesota, but no serious damage or injuries are reported.
It had been nine days since we last felt the 70s. Tuesday’s high of 73 cracked that streak and brought many smiles around town.
It will be a little cooler than average this weekend, and try to remember what April showers bring.
We are still suffering from drought conditions across the state and into western Wisconsin. So, any rainfall at this point is welcome rainfall.
Let’s start off with the good news: there isn’t a threat of severe weather this week.
It was all about the strong wind , and we finally received some much needed rain Friday.
It could be worse. It could be a snowy Easter. Or a bitter cold one. Instead the greatest weather factor will be the wind.
I love the tune from Maroon 5, and you may get an unwanted wake up call overnight.
We are living weather history once again. It looks like this will be the warmest March on record.
Yes, that was a great tune from Bob Seger, and it will sum up our Tuesday.
It’s hard to remember that we warmed to 52 degrees the day after Christmas. Many forget that we also hit 52 degrees on Jan. 10 this year. And many will be glad to hear we take a run at 52 (or warmer) on Tuesday.
So many Twitter and Facebook followers have been asking me to name this storm. I do my best to forecast and cover them, not name them. But I will cave and name it the Slop Ness Monster.
The steering winds are beginning to send some actual precipitation our way. It has been a tame winter to date, with 18 inches of snow and only three nights below zero here in the Twin Cities.
It wasn’t enough to cancel school, fire up the snow blower or create an agonizing drive home. But it finally snowed more than a trace in the Twin Cities.
It actually feels like winter again.
It looks like the big storm that dumped more than four feet of snow on parts of Colorado will miss us to the south.
We have been melting away our snow with temperatures well above average. The wind is quite light, and that allows the low-level moisture to hang around in the form of fog.
We finally have some snow coming our way. It isn’t a large storm, but we will take what we can get this winter.
We will have some light snow to deal with during the day on Saturday.
We tied a daily record high of 49 degrees in the Twin Cities Monday. The previous high mark was set back in 2002.
Our high temps were actually below average on Monday, and at times the wind made it feel pretty brutal. Actually, that’s what early January should feel like.
It looks more and more like this will be one of our warmest Decembers on record.
Winter officially begins at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, but it won’t feel like winter for quite some time.