Fall begins with fluctuating temps

Mark Anthony Meteorologist We welcomed in fall on Tuesday morning at 8:31 a.m. This time of the year, of course, is a transition time from summer to what will eventually become another Minnesota winter. In case you are wondering, the Farmer’s Almanac says that it will be cold and snowy this upcoming winter across the…

Our cooler temps bring leaf color changes

Mark Anthony Meteorologist Despite temperatures in the 70s and 80s across the state of Minnesota on Monday and Tuesday,  the leaves on the trees are starting to change. The annual fall color finder is now being updated weekly from the DNR. Across parts of Northern Minnesota the leaves are at 10% to 25% of their…

Temps below average, best chance of rain arrives Sunday

Mark Anthony Meteorologist The break from the heat and humidity has been very welcomed across the region. High temperatures over the weekend were very comfortable, and it felt a bit like autumn at times. On Saturday, high temperatures reached only into the 60s in northeastern Minnesota. Grand Marais had a high of just 63 degrees.…

Expect 50s and 60s with possible spotty showers

Mark Anthony Meteorologist With many students back in the classroom, and school back in session, it seems like the weather has followed the calendar. Temperatures certainly started their cooldown on Monday for Labor Day. Highs were generally in the mid-60s across the area. We will continue to see those cooler-than-average temperatures through this weekend. Expect…

A cold front brings a reprieve from the heat and humidity

Mark Anthony Meteorologist We have been dealing with a very warm and humid air mass the past several days across Minnesota. On Friday, dew points were in the low- to mid-70s with temperatures well into the 80s. This sparked some thunderstorms across the region. On Saturday, temperatures were warm once again with highs in the…

Minnesota Starwatch for September 2020

By Deane Morrison University of Minnesota September gets right down to business with a full moon the night of the 1st. It makes a solo journey across the night sky, there being no bright stars close to it. Only lonely Fomalhaut, the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, the southern fish, will glimmer below the bright lunar…

Temps cool to the 70s with continued chances of showers

Mark Anthony Meteorologist It was quite a day weatherwise in Minnesota on Friday afternoon and Friday evening as severe weather pushed across the state. The Storm Prediction Center had an enhanced risk for severe weather across much of central, west central, and southern Minnesota; and that is exactly what happened across the region. A tornado…

Active weather pattern brings isolated showers or thunderstorms

Mark Anthony Meteorologist Severe weather pushed across portions of Minnesota this weekend as a series of weather disturbances invaded the region. On Sunday, Pennington County had a brief tornado touchdown west of Thief River Falls. Also in Pennington County, there were reports of strong winds of 77 mph near Thief River Falls. This caused trees…

Heat and humidity return for an encore

We have been enjoying a great weather pattern for much of last week and the start of this week. Generally, we have seen a big dome of Canadian high pressure in place across the Upper Midwest. Outside of some rain across parts of Minnesota late Friday and into early Saturday, we have seen a very…

Average temps near 80 with slight chances of showers

Showers and thunderstorms impacted parts of Minnesota over the weekend. It was still hot and humid on Saturday. Heat advisories were still in place for a good share of southern and central Minnesota on Saturday.  As all of us know, anytime it is that hot and humid, storms are generally soon to follow as the…

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