“Weather Whiplash” 101 It’s called weather whiplash. The term was coined by Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman a few years back. The idea is simple. Weather patterns seem to jump from one extreme to the next. Few things in weather seem “average” anymore. Minnesota’s “Light Switch Summer of 2013″ is one example. Record late season snowfall Read more

Desperately seeking “average” It’s been a wild weather year in Minnesota. January started quiet. Then came February and a constant barrage of snow blitzes that lasted into May. Our reluctant start to summer finally gave way to warmth June 16 — a full 6 weeks of summer before somebody flipped the weather switch back to “pre-fall” Read more