April can be a very odd month. Floods, thunder, snow, tornadoes can all occur, heck, even in the same day! Heavy rain changed to wet snow Thursday night in some parts of southeastern Minnesota. Cannon Falls received 2 inches of snow. Our neighbors to our south in Iowa had tornado damage in the eastern part of the state while the west received measurable snow.
"Tornado damage reported near Camanche/Clinton in eastern Iowa... snow falling west... dogs/cats living together..." -Jason Parkin, meteorologist and fatbiker at KCWI in Des Moines.
April...a wacky month, indeed.
Yes, the rain has postponed any hopes of extended trail openings but the moisture is badly needed. 2-5 inches of liquid precipitation would get us out of this moderate drought. And the weather pattern next week is looking increasingly wet.
Saturday: Sunny. Best day of weekend. H: 64 Wind: S 10-15
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds. L: 46
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, scattered t-storms. H: 63 L: 36 Wind: S 20
Monday: Sunny. H: 63 L: 37 Wind: W 15-25
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. H: 64 L: 45 Wind: SW 5-10
Wednesday: Scattered showers. H: 57 L: 39 Wind: SW 15-20
Like the feel of cotton? This comfortable fabric could be in jeopardy as temperature increases will likely occur in key growing areas. See, cotton loves to grow in 90 degree heat, anything hotter than that and the cotton yields begin to decrease.
Water cooler moment: Antarctica might have just recorded the highest temperature ever. During the last week in March the temperature on the northern tip reached 63.5 degrees, the previous warmest day ever recorded was 62.8. degrees. Yes, Antarctica was warmer than Minnesota.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story