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First metro frost coming 11 days later in past decade?
It’s another blissfully mild late September day in Minnesota. Blue skies, mild afternoon temps and balmy breezes. Any day now the weather will turn for the colder, and we’ll wake up to frosty lawns and rooftops in the inner metro core right? Maybe. It turns out there’s a noticeable shift toward later fall ‘first frost’ Read more →
Warm bias lingers through Friday, rain by Saturday
Our September to remember kicks into high gear the next few days. 5-day Weather Synopsis Warm southerly breezes increase Thursday, and temps will push toward the 80 degree mark both Thursday and Friday in a good chunk of southern Minnesota. Some much needed rainfall moves into Minnesota Friday and Saturday. The timing could be better, Read more →
August hailstorms are Minnesota’s latest ‘billion dollar weather disaster’
National Night Out 2013 turned into a night to “take cover” in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. It also turned out to be Minnesota’s contribution the the 6th “billion-dollar weather disaster” in the United States this year. A series of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail raced across Minnesota on Aug. 6. The violent Read more →
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…
A pleasant weekend for the autumnal equinox
Friday brought coolish temperatures and isolated light rain showers to Minnesota.  High temperatures have been mainly in the 50s in the north and west and 60s from the east central to the southeast.  A breeze from the northwest and persistent clouds have held the temperatures below seasonal normals. This weekend high pressure will build in Read more →
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