60s arrive Wednesday; how to become a Skywarn weather spotter

Finally!

Thermometers across southern Minnesota will push past the 60-degree mark Wednesday afternoon. The last time the Twin Cities hit 60 degrees? More than five months ago, on Oct. 22.

A “thermal ribbon” works across southern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. Snow cover keeps temperatures somewhat in check up north.

NOAA forecast high temperatures Wednesday.

Wednesday looks like the warmest day for the next week or so. Temperatures bottom out behind the next cool front Saturday. But overall, the weather maps look a lot like early spring as we turn the corner into April.

NOAA via Weather Bell.

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Target Field / source: minnesota.twins.mlb.com

Play ball!

It’s a sure sign of spring in Minnesota. The Minnesota Twins open the 2019 season at Target Field Thursday afternoon. Here’s a breakdown of likely weather conditions at first pitch.

  • Temperature: 50 degrees
  • Sky: Partly cloudy
  • Wind: Northwest between 5 and 15 mph. (Blowing toward the outfield)
  • Precipitation: None

Here’s a look at the weather for past home openers at Target Field. Four openers have featured highs in the 60s.

Minnesota DNR Climate Working Group.

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