It is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This week is dedicated to reminding ourselves about the dangers of severe summer weather and what we can do to be prepared in case we have to act.
Preliminary estimates show just 92 tornadoes have touched down so far this year making it the quietest start to a calendar year in history.
Several components came together to produce some locally dense fog Easter Sunday which made for tricky early morning travel but very picturesque.
We all know it’s been a brutal winter, but that doesn’t always mean that growing season will be cut short. However, our recent trend of April and early May storms likely have some farmers concerned and the rest of us just plain unhappy. But in a “typical” year… if there is such a thing… we should be getting our last spring freeze in the next week or two depending upon your location. The last freeze in much of the Midwest and central Mississippi Valley should have occurred already by now, but... More>>
Now that temperatures have finally started to warm, it can start to feel and look more like spring. Ice has been a persistent fixture on Minnesota lakes since December, but now it’s really beginning to melt away. According to the Department of Natural Resources, much of the ice on southern and central Minnesota lakes has melted, leaving them ice free and able to start warming to their summer and more comfortable temperatures. This doesn’t apply to every lake just yet, with some metro area la... More>>
Our climate here in the upper Midwest can lead to a variety of weather conditions. Most of these conditions make sense, such as a blast of cold from Canada or a wallop of snow from a winter storm. One More>>
There is no doubt that we have seen some whopper snow storms this April. We have measured totals more than a foot on more than one occasion. More>>
How many times in the last few months have you heard that phrase? Probably none… it is true that some of us just received 10"+ of snow and it's April. But what you may not know (or forgot… it's ok, it happens to the best of us) is that April is what we call a "transition month. More>>
If you are tired of snow and cold, then Wednesday's snowfall is not an event that has you doing the happy dance. It is spring, and no More>>
Our strong April storm is now over and more seasonable like temperatures are on their way here, but it was truly amazing how different parts of the metro experienced DRASTICALLY different conditions. More>>
If the flakes are freaking you out here in the heart of the metro, imagine the mood just north of the metro. It has been snowing all More>>