This may be the first casualty of our unseasonably mild El Nino winter so far. The Sandstone Ice Festival has been canceled this year due to lack of, well…ice. Sandstone Ice Festival Now the two premiere Twin Cities pond hockey events are fighting the record early winter season warmth to stay afloat on the ice this winter. U.S. Pond Read more →
NASA and NOAA report that October 2015 was the warmest October on record globally and the most unusually warm month ever recorded when compared to average. October 2015 now ranks #1 out of 1630 months in the NOAA global temperature departure data set. A stunning 7 months of 2015 are among the 10 highest monthly temperature departures, and every month in 2015 is among the 25 highest. Read more →
There are plenty of serious stories about the detrimental effects from climate change. One group who may continue to benefit from continued climate shifts in the coming decades ?
Northern wine growers. Read more →
Sea level rise is one effect of a warming climate. The stealthy background hum of rising seas from glacial meltwater and thermal expansion as oceans absorb additional heat is a slow process. But when the increasingly higher ‘base state’ of our oceans is driven inland by storm surge, or seasonal King Tides in places like Florida higher sea levels suddenly become a dangerous and expensive problem. Read more →
Rochester, Minnesota appears to have become the latest Minnesota city to recognize the realities of climate change and propose action at the local level. Read more →
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 →