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 →
The water cooler talk this week is all about the massive Blizzard of 2015. Read more →
There’s plenty to watch for in Minnesota skies in 2015. Read more →
The next arctic front sails south into Minnesota Saturday night. Temps may not climb above zero Sunday, and next week’s arctic invasion looks even colder than this week’s appetizer. Read more →
I’ve been talking with MPR Climate Cast contributor University of St. Thomas Professor John Abraham this week about what it will take for 2014 to “officially” be declared the warmest year on record globally. John is at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco this week. John and I traded data including the National Oceanic and Read more →
Minnesota weather is a lot like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Even as a cold November seemed to steel Minnesotans for another early and cold winter, changes in ocean-atmosphere links in the tropical Pacific were underway that may ultimately produce just the opposite. I’m already on record as saying in Read more →
The degree of variability in the Upper Midwest from one day to the next can be dramatic, as radically different air masses and fronts sweep over the topographically unguarded plains. Read more →