Th earliest sunset occurred on December 11th at 4:31 PM. The latest sunrise occurs in early January. Neither occur on the winter solstice, December 21, the shortest day of the year. What gives? Blame the discrepancy between solar noon and the time clock.
Active weather pattern next week with the chance of rain, snow and wind into Christmas. A few inches of new snow before Santa arrives? Coldest air yet this season could arrive just time time for the new year.
Saturday: Remaining cloudy. H: 34° Wind: SE 4
Saturday Night: Light freezing drizzle/snow. L: 24°
Sunday: Drizzle/snow mix. H: 36° L: 27° Wind: SE 7
Monday: Rain, off/on sleet mix. H: 37° L: 29° Wind: SE 10
Tuesday: Snow. 1-2" accumulation. H: 32° L: 27° Wind: NW 10
Christmas Eve: Snow showers. H: 31° L: 21° Wind: NW 10-15
Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy, drier. H: 26° L: 19° Wind: NW 4
Early tornado detection...from migrating birds? Surprising data from tagged songbirds indicated that they " fled their nesting grounds in Tennessee up to two days before the arrival of a fierce storm system that unleashed 84 tornadoes in southern U.S. states in April." Their survival instinct may be their ability to detect infrasound from tornadoes.
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