Fairbanks, Alaska had a low temperature of -50 degrees on Wednesday. Coldest in 5 years! Makes our highs in the 40s feel balmy. As warm, moist air drifts over our dwindling snow pack low stratus clouds and fog will form. Misty drizzle along with a cold rain Saturday will make it look more like March. Needless to say trail riding is on hold until the cold can make a comeback.
The latest MODIS Terra satellite image shows what's left of the snow cover. Bare ground is now visible across southwestern Minnesota. No big snow events or arctic invasions in the long term outlook. Above normal temperatures will continue for Minnesota through early February.
While the first two weeks of January were unseasonably cold, the latest bout of warm weather will bring our monthly average temperature back above normal. January will likely end up being the 17th consecutive month featuring above normal monthly temperatures in the Twin Cities.
Yet another record warm streak was reached. NOAA and NASA announced this week that 2016 was the third consecutive year of record warmth globally.
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