We actually have a week with no snow in the forecast! We knew it had to happen sooner or later as the sun angle is getting just too high for snow to keep popping up in our forecast.
On Monday of this week we started things off with high temperatures in the 60s and even lower 70s. A few spotty showers did pop-up in the afternoon heat across mainly in Central Minnesota.
Weather column: Record low temperatures were recorded across much of Minnesota on Saturday. In addition to doing this weather column, I also work at KXRA-AM and KX92 in Alexandria. While doing the Saturday morning show, I watched as the temperature in Alexandria at the airport fell to 10 degrees at
6:22 a.m. This set a new record low for this date for Alexandria. It surpassed the previous record low of 16 degrees set back in 1966.
This sign sums up Minnesota’s attitude toward snow (toward the bottom of the vertical sign). “Mother Nature: We Give Up” is what the sign at
Schmidty’s Tesoro in Kimball reads. This photo was taken in the midst of last Thursday’s snowstorm, April 18. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Weather column: This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. It is difficult to think about tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, and lightning when we are dealing with slick roads and snow drifts still around our houses. However, it is critical to be prepared, because the season will arrive–eventually.
Weather column: Next week will kick-off Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. We want to keep everyone safe this upcoming severe weather season.
The National Weather Service states that Minnesota experiences on average “40 tornadoes per year.” In 2012, for example, the NWS reported that 37 twisters touched down.