Mark Seely

Spring Fieldwork Off To Late Start In MinnesotaSpring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn't be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter. Southeastern Minnesota got a fresh dusting of snow Monday. But fieldwork has barely begun. The forecast calls for below-normal temperatures with the possibility of more snow. Yet southern Minnesota is rapidly approaching the traditional start of its ideal period for planting corn.
Climate Scientists To Lawmakers: Plan For More Extreme WeatherLast year was Minnesota's warmest year on record, surpassing 2011 when Moorhead had a heat index of 134 degrees.
Are We On The Verge Of A Drought?University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seely said it's a little too early to use the "D" word, but we've gone six weeks without a decent rain.