Scattered storms enter the forecast picture by late Wednesday. There is a marginal risk for a few severe storms favoring central and northern Minnesota Wednesday. Read more →
Minnesotans can be thankful for relatively pleasant weather so far this summer.
In other parts of the planet, extreme and persistent weather patterns are creating some unusual events. Read more →
Light showers may slide through Minnesota Friday morning. More significant rains could fall Sunday evening. The best chance for meaningful, soaking rains is next Wednesday and Thursday. Read more →
As millions of additional acres of forests go up in smoke in places like California and the American West, scientists are learning it’s triggering a triple whammy effect on climate. Read more →
A long anticipated strong El Niño event finally shows signs of life. Some scientists are starting to talk about the coming El Niño as a potential drought buster for California next fall and winter. 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 →
Texas Tech climate scientist and self described “climate evangelist” Dr. Kathryn Hayhoe puts faith and climate science in perspective in a talk this week at Boston College. Her talk on “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial” is well worth a listen. Read more →
This could be a good year for rare widespread wildflower blooms in Death Valley National Park.
It may even be a rare super-bloom year. 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 →