These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, March 13, 2015. They include a craft brew-inspired Mountain Dew spinoff and the return of food trucks and bike-sharing.
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.
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.
Our first stretch of mild March weather has prompted some golf courses across the state to open ahead of schedule or at least get ready for the season to start. As of Tuesday, there are two golf courses near the Twin Cities that are open for business, and more are scheduled to get their season started this week.
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.
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.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.
The city of Minneapolis says workers need ten consecutive days of temperatures below 20 degrees to create and open rinks.
Warm weather is helping crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average. According to the weekly Minnesota crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 93 percent of the corn crop is planted, which is near the five-year average of 95 percent.
The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.
No one’s more hungry for warm weather than the people who cook and serve from food trucks. On Saturday, a group got together to kick off the season. Sixteen trucks pulled up to Harriet Tap Room and opened their windows for the “Spring Spread.”
It’s a safe bet that many people will find any way they can to get outside on Wednesday. It’ll be windy, but our high temperatures forecasted to be in the 70s will be the warmest weather in Minnesota in six months.
The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.
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Minnesota crops continue to feel stress from warmer-than-normal temperatures. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the statewide average temperature last week was 76.7 degrees, nearly 12 degrees above normal. An average of 0.66 inch of rain fell statewide. That’s 0.15 inch below normal. North-central and northeastern regions of Minnesota received higher rainfall amounts.
Here’s a sign of hope for Minnesotans tired of winter. All trails in Voyageurs National Park in far northern Minnesota have closed for the season because of warm weather.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.
The scene at Phalen Park was a little confusing today. Just beyond the holiday lights was a golf course full of people in shorts.
Warmer weather and limited rain this past week helped Minnesota’s farm fields to dry out a bit from a rainy May.
Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.
The warmer-than-usual winter left nine Midwestern states with their warmest March on record, and in Illinois the first three months of the year were the warmest three winter months since 1895.
March will likely go down as the warmest on record in more than 100 years. That’s also bringing record years for all sorts of businesses, too.
We are living weather history once again. It looks like this will be the warmest March on record.
The popular Minnehaha Park eatery Sea Salt is opening its doors to customers ahead of schedule this spring, thanks to the unseasonably warm weather.
Mike Bergeron started sowing wheat on his farm in northwestern Minnesota on St. Patrick’s Day. One week earlier, he was towing two of his daughters on a sled behind his snowmobile.