Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss our windier than usual March, the current drought situation, and Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 4 through April 6.
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A Very Snowy Winter So Far With More on the Way
3/8/2023We’ve already had more snow than we typically get during the winter, and a trifecta of weather systems will bring additional accumulation to the region over the next several days. Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the coming storms, the prospects for spring flooding, and the snow’s impact on the drought. Also, a look at whether there’s a correlation between heavy winter snowfall and an active severe weather season. Finally, an opportunity for volunteer amateur weather enthusiasts to measure precipitation and make a meaningful contribution to atmospheric science through the CoCoRaHS program.
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Historic Winter Storm Could Bring Two Feet of Snow to Parts of the Region
2/21/2023A massive storm system packing up to two feet of snow and high winds will impact a large area from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the winter storm that could be a top 4 snowfall event.
The Top 5 Weather Events of 2022
1/9/2023Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois recap the State Climatology Office’s top 5 weather events of 2022. Also, a look a the recent snowstorms, the atmospheric river plaguing California, the gusty winds of the past year, and the top 24 snowfalls in the Twin Cities from 1884-2023.
A Winter Storm With Widespread Blowing Snow and Blizzard Conditions On Tap for Thursday and Friday
12/21/2022Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss a powerful winter storm that will bring snow to the region today and tonight, followed by high winds creating blizzard conditions in some areas tomorrow and Friday. Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are also forecast.
A Powerful Winter Storm Brings Mix of Precipitation
12/13/2022Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the major storm system that is impacting a large part of the US over the next several days. In Minnesota, we will see a mix of snow, rain, sleet, and freezing rain creating slick roads and hazardous travel conditions.
Some East Central Minnesota Counties Now In Moderate Drought
7/14/2022The weekly drought monitor indicates which Minnesota counties are abnormally dry or in moderate drought. Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the prospects for much-needed rain and possible severe weather tonight and early tomorrow morning.
A Stormy May With More On The Way
5/19/2022Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss last week’s destructive and deadly storms, including a rare haboob (a windstorm that kicks up topsoil and produces a menacing-looking dust cloud). Also, a look at the potential for severe weather in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin this afternoon and evening.