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More winter storm weather

Weather: Just when we thought we could put the winter gear away, another winter storm hit the Upper Midwest including the state of Minnesota late Monday night into Wednesday morning.

This “prolonged” winter storm brought some minor ice accumulation and moderate to heavy snow at times from West Central Minnesota to Northeast Minnesota.

The system brought some sleet and freezing rain mixed with snow starting Monday night. As a result, a winter storm warning was issued for a good share of Central and West Central Minnesota through Tuesday night.

The winds were also a problem across the area with this winter storm bringing winds gusting to 25 mph at times and causing difficult driving conditions across much of the state.

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Robins are returning

Weather: Wow, is all I can say about our weather over the weekend and again on Monday! High temperatures climbed into the 40s and lower 50s across much of Minnesota on Sunday.

The strength of the sun is impressive as with only a couple of days of temperatures above freezing, we started seeing some patches of grass in our yard! My wife also heard robins singing outside our bedroom window Sunday morning.

The mild temperatures continued on Monday as a warm-front moved across the Midwest. Most of Minnesota enjoyed temperatures once again in the 40s and even lower 50s.

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Can we spring ahead?

Weather: This coming weekend is the weekend that we spring ahead. The way the weather has been, however, it has been hard to even imagine truly talking about spring.

Sunday morning at 2 a.m. is when we officially spring ahead and Daylight Saving Time begins.

In case you might be wondering, the idea for its start was “first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary starting on 30 April 1916.”

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Winds and wind-chill continue

Weather: A fairly weak disturbance moved across Minnesota Monday into Monday night and brought some light snow across parts of Minnesota.

On the backside of this disturbance, a persistent northerly and northwesterly wind will continue to drive in unseasonably cold Artic air all the way into the weekend. Daytime high temperatures will be 25 to 35 degrees below average for much of the week.

Normal high temperatures this time of the year are now generally in the upper 20s and lower 30s across much of Central and Northern Minnesota. Instead we will be dealing with temperatures struggling to make it above zero for daytime highs through the start of the weekend.

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Another snow storm Monday

Weather: Morning commuters on Monday woke up to snow and blowing snow as another winter storm moved across Minnesota.

Winter weather advisories were posted for parts of Central, West Central, and Northern Minnesota. Much of Eastern Minnesota was under a winter storm warning because of heavier snowfall amounts projected and windy conditions.

As of early Monday, 1 to 4 inches of snow was common across Northern Minnesota, Central Minnesota, and West Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud and Kimball reported  nearly 3 inches of snow. Alexandria reported 1.5 inches of snow, but just north of the city, 2 inches of snow was recorded.

In addition, 1 to 3 inches of snow fell in the Brainerd area. Morris and Elbow Lake had nearly 2 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, 1 to 2 inches of snow was noted early Monday morning near Sebeka and Menahga.

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