Feels like April, shower chances increase but drought and fire threat linger
This spring it’s a dry wind so far. Get set for another day of high fire danger and red flag warnings across southwest Minnesota.
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Climate Cast: Is Minnesota the new Nebraska for irrigated crops?
Climate change in action? You’ve see those green circles from 30,000 feet up as you fly over Nebraska. The circular irrigation systems pump billions of gallons of water to create fields of green where there was once dryness. My colleague, MPR News reporter Mark Steil, produced an excellent piece this week on how crop irrigation is exploding Read more →
Warmest day of the year so far, wind brings high fire danger
Next week looks cooler than this week, but not frigid. No return to winter shows up on the weather maps at this point. Read more →
Spring Fever Outbreak: 70s return after 6 months, frost eases in southern Minnesota
There are a precious few “perfect” weather days every year in Minnesota. In the eyes of many, Wednesday is one of those days.
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Heat wave: First 70s arrive slightly ahead of schedule tomorrow
Our spring-like forecast kicks into high gear tomorrow as the warmest day of 2014 rides in on balmy southwest breezes. Read more →
Magnificent time lapse captures beauty of April snowstorm and rapid melt
Minnesota’s April snowstorm in a time lapse video. Read more →
Play Ball! Warmest week in 6 months ahead
Enjoy the milder week ahead. There are signs of a cool down next week, before another spring temp surge the following weekend.
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Melting 6″ to 12″ in metro, 50s by Sunday to near 70 next Wednesday?
Get ready for a kinder and gentler spring like weekend. Dripping downspouts will be music to winter weary Minnesotans. Read more →
Snow storm departs and chilly winds diminish today
Snow intensified over eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin last night, dumping more than 11 inches of snow at Hutchinson, Minn., and Hawthorne, Wis. Snowfall totals are posted as they are received by the National Weather Service. Check for the latest snowfall reports here. The heaviest snowfall totals around the Twin Cities are coming in around Read more →
Storm updates: MPR Weather Live blog
Our late season storm is winding up and moving into Minnesota tonight. The storm is still on track with my thinking on overall storm snowfall totals. Get the latest snowfall forecast and storm reports as they happen on the MPR Weather Lab live blog here. Here are some quick headlines. Winter storm warnings in effect until Read more →