Deep snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin is proof of the weather adage that in April, just about anything can happen.
Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota. The National Weather Service reports nearly 15 inches of snow in Milaca, 14 inches in St. Francis and over 10 inches in Pine City.
It’s the kind of weather that has some questioning life and geography. Some people are asking, “Why do I live in Minnesota?” But Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, says go ahead and complain. “Talking about it really helps. Don’t keep it all in, don’t be that strong Minnesotan with the upper lip that doesn’t want to say anything about how crummy you’re feeling about the weather,” Bemel said.
At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.
Many of us woke up Tuesday morning wondering if Mother Nature was playing an April Fool’s joke on us. It snowed less than an inch in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, but several more inches are expected later this week.
While it’s only May, some Minnesota farmers are already nervous about this year’s crop outlook. The weather has pushed planting back by weeks in southeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota lost 11,400 jobs in April, and state officials are attributing part of the drop to the persistent wintry weather. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the cold, snowy April slowed hiring in seasonally sensitive sectors including construction, leisure and hospitality, and local government. The biggest job losses were in trade, transportation and utilities.
Every April in Minnesota will now be known as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.
Minnesotans began working through the seven stages of snow-related grief just days before Halloween. The first stage: shock and denial.
Hearty Midwesterners know better than to put the snow shovels and snow blowers away in April.
Gov. Mark Dayton and a trio of federal elected officials are heading to areas of southern Minnesota where a spring snow and ice storm hit the hardest.
With all the snow we’ve seen this winter, it’s hard to believe that Minnesota is in a severe drought.
Here in the Twin Cities we average 2.4 inches of snow in the month of April. Much of it melts on contact with the warmer ground, and even if it does accumulate it doesn’t last for long.
We experienced our second warmest day of the year Thursday with a high of 53. Only Saturday’s high of 56 was warmer.