NOAA data for September 2014 shows it was the warmest September on record globally, and that 2014 is the warmest year on record so far. Read more →
Planet Earth is running a high grade fever in 2014.
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The latest weather maps seem to confirm what I have been thinking most of this week. September is ready to go out on a summery note in Minnesota. Read more →
I’m always hesitant to say we’re done with 90 degree heat in the metro. Looking at the maps though, it appears our slightly cool summer bias may hold into September. Read more →
The expected rainfall for the first part of the week is sparse for much of Minnesota. Far southern Minnesota has the best chance for seeing welcome showers Tuesday night and Wednesday. Read more →
It’s amazing how quickly we can go from flood to emerging drought in Minnesota. Just one month ago, Minnesotans cleaning out flooded basements, overflowing rivers and lakes and roads underwater was the lead on your local newscast. Fast forward to late July and many locations can’t buy a drop of rain. Shades of brown on lawns popping up. Rivers Read more →
There is a chance that 2014 may challenge 2005 and 2010 for the hottest year on record globally. Read more →
My best guess? We end up somewhere between 13 to 18 days at or above 90 this summer, near or slightly above average. Overall near normal temps and a slightly wetter summer would not surprise me. Read more →
April 2014 proved once again that global climate and local weather are two very different animals.
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Here’s more proof you can’t see the whole planet outside your living room window in Minnesota. While much of the United States ran cool in 2013, globally 2013 was the 4th warmest year on record. The news released today from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center confirms another analysis from the University Read more →