Tricounty News

Mothers Day weekend and fishing opener had some showers

Weather: Despite the fact that we had some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Mother’s Day Weekend and for the start of the fishing opener, the weather certainly could have been much worse.

Much of the rain shower activity held off until the late afternoon or evening hours allowing for some decent weather during the morning and early afternoon for much of Minnesota. I was actually able to get out on Saturday and finally mow my lawn following all of the rain recently.


Meteor shower peaked Monday

Weather: Spring weather will be with us for much of the midweek with the threat of thunderstorms that could produce some severe weather. The best chance of severe weather appears to be along and south of I-94, but some thunderstorms will also be possible across parts of North Central Minnesota.

The main threat of these storms will be large hail and damaging winds. Also, brief heavy downpours are also possible through Thursday night that could produce some flooding. We can’t rule out a tornado as well with these storms. As always, keep an eye and an ear to changing weather conditions.


Better weather is in future


Weather: An area of low pressure stuck in Iowa has been responsible for our string of rainy days the past few days. That system has been pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and making us all feel very waterlogged since Saturday night.


There has been a mixed bag of weather across the Upper Midwest since the weekend with thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, hail, windy conditions at times, and even some light snow and freezing drizzle along the way mainly across Northern Minnesota.

Temperatures have been unseasonably cool as well the past several days with high temperatures only in the 40s. Normal high temperatures this time of the year are now averaging the upper 50s and lower 60s.


Easter Sunday, a beautiful day

Weather: Easter Sunday 2014 has to go down right up there as one of the nicest weekends in weather history. Temperatures on Easter Sunday were in the 70s across most of the area.

Alexandria hit a beautiful
72 degrees for the daytime high. It was a long way from its record high of 87 degrees set back in 1980, but nevertheless, it was a picture perfect day. Dew points were in the 20s and 30s with humidity levels Sunday afternoon at around
25 percent for most of the afternoon.


Cold may bring snow again

Weather: Of course, it was just a week ago that the area was enjoying temperatures in the 70s and even some lower 80s across Western and Southwestern Minnesota. I know most of you were hoping that this nice weather was going to stick around from here on out for the season.

Even Thursday, Friday, and Saturday temperatures were still in the 50s and lower 60s with lots of sunshine across Minnesota.

The bottom fell out once again by Sunday, however, as temperatures dipped into the 30s and 40s across most of Minnesota. Wind chill values at times made it feel like the teens and twenties across much of Central, West Central, and Northern Minnesota.

We continued on that unseasonably cold weather trend on Monday of this week as daytime high temperatures struggled to make it into the 30s. Overnight low temperatures fell into the teens across much of the region by Tuesday morning. This was nearly 20 degrees cooler than average.