There was plenty of sunshine over Minnesota and western Wisconsin today. Temperatures were mild, topping out at 69 degrees in the Twin Cities. Our average high this time of year is only 63 degrees.
We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with a few scattered showers possible at times. Tuesday high temperatures look similar to Monday’s highs:
Gorgeous April weather makes some people think about putting their potted plants outdoors. Are we safe from frost yet? Well, not really. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, April 28 is the average date of our final 32 degree reading in spring. If winds are very light, frost can happen at ground level when the official temperature (measured about 6 feet above the ground) is in the middle 30s or warmer.
Minnesota winters are a long haul event. It seems like we’re never really “safe” until June. But this spring has come well ahead of last year. Farmers are in the fields a month earlier than last year. The April numbers tell the tale. Read more →
You may cringe at the blustery wind and bracing chill in the air these days. But in the Land of 10,000 Lakes the winds of April are critical in renewing the health of Minnesota’s favorite resource. Read more →
April’s other shoe drops with a thud this week. Our warm April so far hits a major speed bump this week as the weather delivers a clear reminder the calendar still says April in Minnesota. Welcome to “average” in Minnesota. All to often we get to average in Minnesota by whiplash between extremes. One week we’re all sunshine and San Diego. Read more →