Although warmer weather is being embraced by many snow-accustomed residents in the Plains and Upper Midwest, the unseasonably dry conditions have turned the region’s vast grasslands into a tinderbox. Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, destroyed rural homes and caused two deaths.
The records keep racking up in one of the warmest March’s we’ve ever had. One of the most remarkable ones happened last Saturday, when the Twin Cities hit 80 degrees on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the earliest day we’ve ever hit that mark.
It’s March 6th and we’re dodging puddles. People dropped their coats, put on flip-flops and shorts, and enjoyed a high temperature near 60.
The mild weather has ruined another winter event.
Our Friday will feel fairly average for this time of year with a high around 27 degrees and a chance of some flurries.
We hit 83 degrees on Monday, and the air felt great on the ground and hundreds of feet over it.
Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.
High pressure will continue to dominate the region, keeping things nice around here. We will be a bit warmer on Wednesday with a high up near 70 in the Twin Cities.
As Minnesota emerges from a hard winter, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday Minnesota Cold Water Awareness Day.
It’s been 124 days since our first snow fall back in November, a long winter indeed, so Wednesday’s high of 52 degrees was a breath of fresh air, a real treat for everyone craving spring.
The warm weather is teasing many winter weary recreationists. Retailers at bike and boat shops in the Twin Cities say they’re seeing an increase in foot traffic.
Our average high in the Twin Cities is 27 degrees this time of year.