Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Mark Anthony
Weather column: The state of Minnesota dealt with some severe weather on Tuesday as warm and moist air ahead of a cold-front brought showers and thunderstorms to the area. Large hail and strong winds were the main concern with these storms. The Storm Prediction Center issued their assessment on Monday for the possibility of severe weather for Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night and lingering into Wednesday.
For Wednesday, there still will be the chance of severe weather across Minnesota, but it will shift further east. There will remain the threat of large hail and strong winds on Wednesday. Our active weather pattern will stay with us through the weekend at this stage as there will continue to be the chance of showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. Stay alert this spring for quickly changing weather developments and know where to go in case of severe weather. Don't forget too, to protect your head with a bike helmet or a football helmet. This is new advice from the National Weather Service and yours truly.
Now that April is behind us, we find that April was about four degrees above average for temperatures. Precipitation amounts were slightly above average as St. Cloud, for example, had 2.60" of rain for the month. That was about.13" above normal for that location. It looks like our above-normal temperatures will continue for the start of May.
Have a great day!
Weather history: On this date in 1959, a warm-front pushed across the state and temperatures heated-up into the 80s and 90s!
Weather fact: Prospect Creek, Alaska, holds the U.S. temperature record for the coldest temperature of 80 degrees below zero Fahrenheit!
MINN. AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 55 High 74
Duluth Low 52 High 72
Central Minn. Low 56 High 75
Twin Cities Low 60 High 79
Rochester Low 57 High 75
Marshall Low 58 High 78
Monday: Partly cloudy, 40-percent chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High 75 Low 56 Winds: NE/E 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20"
Monday's sunrise, April 30: 6:06 a.m.
Monday's sunset: 8:31 p.m.
Normal High: 63
Normal Low: 40
Our fairly active weather pattern will continue for the Midweek, as more showers and thunderstorms are possible.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 30-percent chance of showers/
t-storms. High 71 Low 51 Winds:E/SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.25"
Friday: Partly cloudy, 40-percent chance of showers/isolated thunderstorms. High 73 Low 52 Winds: E/SE 10-20 mph Prec.Trace-.20"
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy.30-percent chance of showers/t-storms. High 71 Low 50 Winds: SW/NW 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.20"
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 63 Low 48 Wind: NE/E 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20"