Skies lit up over eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin last night. A brief but vivid aurora dazzled onlookers. Read more →
It’s called sunspot 2192. It’s way bigger than earth and it’s moving around to the earth facing side of the sun. It’s also increasingly likely to unleash a massive X-class solar flare in the next few days. Read more →
Temperatures bottomed out last evening and in the early morning hours in Minnesota while cold air pooled over central Wisconsin last night. By daybreak the thermometer had gone from a low of -15 at Brainerd to 10 above zero — all without the benefit of sunshine. Low temperatures reported to the National Weather Service at Duluth Read more →
How about that cold front that swept through Friday morning? It passed my house around 8 a.m., clearly marked by the wind switching from the southwest to the west-northwest and bringing in a falling dewpoint. The Canadian air meant that temperatures Friday afternoon rose into the 70s and 80s instead of the 80s and 90s. Read more →
The third consecutive soggy month for Minnesota has come to an end. I measured 6.11 inches of rain in my backyard rain gauge in Minneapolis during June. That was about an inch more than fell at the international airport but a bit less than what the National Weather Service measured at their office in Chanhassen. Read more →
Thanksgiving weekend may be changeable
Colder winter ahead?
Free air conditioning
Northern lights again tonight?