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 →
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 →