Chasing Great Lakes ice record; 4 days of 40+ in the next week?
We may not make it, but we’re closing in on the record from 1979 of the greatest ice coverage ever on the Great Lakes.
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Milder breezes ahead, ‘El Nino Watch’ may favor milder winter next year
We’ll need to melt some snow first, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s longer range Global Forecast System is starting to crank out some spring-like numbers in the 16 day outlook. Read more →
Milder temps moving in, Great Lakes ice cover nears record
Today’s southerly breezes feel chilly, but eventually blow in milder air this afternoon. It’s the first step in a warming trend that kicks in the next several days. Read more →
Tracking the Thaw: Models hint at even warmer air next 1-2 weeks
The first in a series of warm fronts gushes into Minnesota Thursday. Read more →
‘Operation Warm Up’ kicks in next 24 hours
Brighter Days It’s nice to see the sun at the Weather Lab this morning. We’ll mix in a few clouds as the day wears on in parts of Minnesota, but the sun may be a good metaphor for our forecast. The weather numbers are looking up. Our long winter got a little longer for southern Read more →
First sign of spring? Target Field turns on heated turf Monday
The weather maps still look encouraging for much milder temps in the next one to two weeks. The first push of significantly milder air arrives Thursday into Friday. Read more →
Grazed by a Clipper tonight, tracking the coming thaw
Be ready for a little more snow and slick roads tonight. The latest model runs continue to support the notion of milder temps by Thursday, and a full blown thaw by next Monday.
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Spring Outlook: Weather conditions favor first ‘real spring’ in 3 years?
The past two “springs” in Minnesota have been especially extreme. In fact it’s been three years since Minnesotans have enjoyed anything close to what can be considered a normal spring.
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Warming Trend: 9th coldest winter eases with 30s ahead
We begin to crawl out of the deep freeze this week after a the ninth coldest meteorological winter on record. A warming trend is coming. Read more →
Biggest storm of winter fades, coldest winter in 35 years rolls on
Many more sub-zero mornings are ahead, though some moderation is likely as we move into March. Read more →