Mixed sun, highs near 80 and the occasional rain chance? Sounds like summer in Minnesota to me. Read more →
This morning was very likely the coldest morning for several months. The warming trend kicks in today, and temps make a run at 70 degrees Thursday and Friday afternoon. Read more →
What sounds like futuristic climate fiction is actually a reality today in the west as water supplies dwindle in the fourth year of epic drought. Read more →
Saturday night and Sunday look just plain wet, as much needed April showers and a few embedded thunderstorms roll through. We can’t rule out a few renegade snow flakes around Minnesota next week. Read more →
A newly released study by George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication shows that a growing number of broadcast meteorologists accept climate science and man-made climate change as fact. Read more →
The vast stands of thick rain forecast suck up carbon dioxide and store some of the extra carbon we humans have been belching into the atmosphere for a century. This uptake of atmospheric CO2 is an offset more rapid climate change. But massive deforestation and changes in regional climate are making the Amazon a less effective carbon sink. Read more →
Just two months after data confirmed 2014 was the warmest year on record globally we know that 2015 is off to an even warmer start than 2014 was one year ago. In fact, the first two months of 2015 are significantly warmer than January and February 2014 globally. Read more →
To some climate change seems a far off distant future concept. Not to US military and intelligence agencies.
A growing body of evidence suggests climate change and prolonged drought helped sew the seeds of conflict in Syria and western Iraq. Even small shifts in climate in marginal climate zones can have disproportionate impacts. Read more →
Minnesota rides the edge of winter this year. Occasional brief stabs of arctic air fight to hang on. Pacific winds lie in wait, ready to deliver the next thaw as temperatures run toward the 30s. Above zero.
The first two thirds of meteorological winter ran about 4 degrees warmer than average. February’s attempted winter is off to a brisk start with temps running a good -7 degrees vs. average so far. Read more →
We know the longer term trends show Minnesota is warming fastest in winter. But what you may not realize is much smaller shifts in winter climate have a huge impact in ice coverage on lake like Superior. Read more →