National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.
There’s a considerable chance El Niño will develop in the coming months, bringing warmer temperatures to our notoriously chilly winters.
A new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.
Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it’s too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said Wednesday.