Weather Blog

It Ain't Snow-ver 'Til The Fat Lady SingsThe snow fell fast and furious Sunday evening -- especially in south Twin Cities metro area, where a widespread 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated across Carver, Scott and Dakota counties. The highest event total came from nearby Goodhue County, with 12.3 inches of snow in Zumbrota.
Weather Blog: Why Has Minnesota Been Spared From Snow?Minne-snow-ta? Not this season!
Weather Blog: The Truth About The Polar VortexAhhh, the polar vortex -- a term that garnered much more than its 15 minutes of fame last winter. I mean it sounds pretty awesome, like a mutant tornado composed of icicles and doom, and though that'd be something to see, the polar vortex is no polar-bear-nado, but a large scale weather system that has been in existence long before any of us.
Weather Blog: That Lake Effect, Tho!The pictures coming out of areas just south of Buffalo, NY today are insane. There's enough snow to half-bury an NFL kicker, for Santa's Sake!
Weather Blog: Only Normal Thing About MN Nov. Weather: It’s Not Normal!After a warmer than normal September and October, November 2014 delivered a dramatic shift in season and temperature trend.
Weather Blog: November Snows Go BigNo practice snowfall to acclimate us to the shift in weather and wardrobe this season. In a mere two weeks’ time, sandals were replaced with snow boots, as Oct 27 featured high temperatures in the upper 60s and on Monday sidewalks became shrouded in fall snow, demanding more than one ruler to measure in many locations.
Lauren’s Science Corner: The Return Of The Hole Punch CloudOn Saturday, Nov. 1, WCCO-TV viewers in the Twin Cities metro, and all the way to Houston in far-southeastern Minnesota, spotted a rare and mesmerizing sight, the hole punch or fall-streak cloud.
Weather Blog: Fireball Vs. Meteor Every year, as the Earth spins into the fragment field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Pieces of rocky space debris, or meteoroids, slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 mph, producing the year’s most action-packed meteor shower – the Perseids. Generating 50-100 meteors per hour, the Perseid meteor shower runs through Aug. 24 with peak activity set to occur over the next few nights.
Weather Blog: Insane Tornado Video From N.D.I just watched video of a large tornado bearing down on a temporary oil-boom shantytown near Watford, N.D. on May 26, 2014. The video was recorded by a guy living in one of the trailers that serves as housing for men working the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
Weather Blog: Did This Last Winter Contradict Global Warming?Think this past cold and snowy winter contradicts global warming? Think again …A top-ten tally of 50 days with minus-zero lows in the Twin Cities, a record 60 days of minus-zero temps in Duluth, havoc-wreaking snow and ice in the South and nearly 40 inches of above-normal snowfall in major Northeast cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Boston …
Weather Blog: Misery Loves CompanyThere's a lot that you can say about this winter. Some of the words are even fit for print. While it's undeniable that many of us have had our fill of the cold, spring-winter (I call it "Sprinter") has been a boon for at least some industries across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Weather Blog: 1° Of SeparationWell, that was unpleasant. This morning's mix of wintery precipitation prompted a round of "what is this stuff falling from the sky?" on Twitter and Facebook ... and it's a good question.