The holiday travel season is upon us this weekend. Scores of Minnesotans hit the roads and skies this weekend. The good news? Moderating temps, dry weather and generally clear roads should hold though Sunday.
The not so good news? Low pressure moving in by Monday brings a mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow to the Upper Midwest, and could pose some travel issues from Monday into Christmas Eve.
High and dry for now
High pressure controls our weather through the weekend. But you can see the seeds of a developing low to the southwest.
I’ve been talking with MPR Climate Cast contributor University of St. Thomas Professor John Abraham this week about what it will take for 2014 to “officially” be declared the warmest year on record globally. John is at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco this week. John and I traded data including the National Oceanic and Read more →
It’s the perennial December question in Minnesota. A blanket of white by December 25th this year has looked touch and go for a couple of weeks. Looking at next week’s maps, the odds of a white Christmas appear to be about 50/50 as we approach one week until Christmas Eve. Read more →
We’re not used standing water on top of ice on our usually solidly frozen 10,000 lakes in mid December. Green grass and golfers on a mid-December weekend? That’s a little unnerving for many Minnesotans. Read more →
An incoming low pressure system brings a rain-to-snow scenario Monday. Rain will change to snow in western Minnesota Monday afternoon, and in the metro from west to east between 8 and 10 pm Monday night. Read more →
Gray…but milder That’s the trade off in winter in Minnesota. When it’s cold it’s usually sunny. Pining for December thaw? Plan on gray skies and fog. Yes, the shortest days of the year are upon us. The good news? The days start getting longer a week from Monday after the winter solstice, which occurs at 5:03 p.m. Read more →