Wimpy winter weather continued

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Mark Anthony, Chief Meteorologist

Weather column: Our wimpy winter weather continued for yet another week across the state. The jet stream has been keeping things "bottled-up" in Canada with mild temperatures and little chances for winter storms pushing in our direction. We have had several Alberta Clippers that pushed into the state, but most of them came through either dry this winter or with very little snowfall associated with them.

This past weekend a winter storm came out of Colorado and brought heavy snow to parts of Colorado and Nebraska, but once again it had no impact on the Upper Midwest. I hear many people are happy with this and enjoy lower heating bills and ease of getting around this winter, but I am concerned about how dry it is going to be this spring if we don't get a couple of good winter storms this winter.

We did have a weak cold-front that pushed through on Monday, but it brought only a few flurries to Minnesota. A secondary cold-front will slide through by Friday, but the only thing it appears that it will bring with it is some colder air, but little opportunity for snowfall. What can we say, but we get what we get this winter. Maybe in March we will have payback, but we will have to wait and see.

Have a great rest of the week!

Weather facts: To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 and then multiply by 5/9!

Weather history: In 1933, an Arctic air mass pushed across Minnesota. It was bitterly cold all over the state, but Warroad hit the "jackpot" with a morning low of -55 degrees F.

MN AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead Low 0 High 22

Duluth Low 4 High 31

Herman Low 0 High 23

Twin Cities Low 10 High 26

Rochester Low 9 High 26

Marshall Low 7 High 27

Monday: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 23 Low 11 Winds: W 5-15 mph Prec. None

Monday's sunrise: 7:35 a.m.

Monday's sunset: 5:37 p.m.

Normal High: 23

Normal Low: 4

A cold-front will push through the state by Friday, and it will bring cooler air to the state, but little chances of moisture with the passage of the disturbance.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 28 Low 6 Winds: SW 5-15 mph Prec. None

Friday: Partly cloudy and colder with a few flurries are possible. High 15 Low-2 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace

Saturday: A mix of clouds and some sun and remaining cold. High 14 Low 3 Winds: N 5-10 mph. Prec. None

Sunday: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. High 23 Low 11 Wind: NE 5-10 mph Prec. None