Hydro vortex: crop damage across southern Minnesota
The swirling mass of moisture overhead and endless torrential rainfall is starting to take a toll on crops in southern Minnesota.
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Recent rains improve crop conditions
Last week’s rains came in timely fashion for Minnesota’s crops. Monday’s Minnesota Crop Report cites improving crop conditions. Statewide rainfall averaged about half an inch. Central Minnesota picked up the most rain for the second consecutive week, with some totals over 1 inch. Here’s the narrative from this week’s Minnesota Crop Report. The condition of Read more →
Two “Augusts” this year? Crops under stress; Extreme “river whiplash” on Mississippi at St. Cloud
September Summer It seemed like it would never arrive. Now it looks like it may never leave. Minnesota’s weird summer of 2013 seems poised to last through September this year. And I don’t hear any complaints coming into the Weather Lab. Yet. The upper air pattern is “stuck” again. And this time we’re on the Read more →
“Crop making” rains this week? Strong to severe storms Tuesday; Summer sequel ahead
Million Dollar Rains MPR newscaster Steven John is a self described “farm boy” from near Almelund, Minn. Don’t feel bad, I know a lot of small places in Minnesota and had to look it up too. The picturesque rural area about 40 miles northeast of the Twin Cities lies between the St. Croix River and Interstate Read more →
Million dollar rain this morning? Wetter week ahead; Severe risk Tuesday
A batch of showers and thunderstorms, with some locally heavy downpours rolled through Minnesota into Wisconsin this morning.
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September Preview: 30s up north this weekend? “Short summer” of 2013?
Fragile summer of 2013? It took forever to get here, and it may be hanging on by a thread later this week. Ask our MPR weather fans along the North Shore about the summer of 2013 and you might get a blank look or a knowing smile. “What summer?” The summer of 2013 has been fickle Read more →