The Winter Misery Index (WMI) is an way of gauging the severity of a winter compared to previous ones. The WMI has this winter in the "mild" category. Only three tenths (0.3") of an inch of snow has fallen this February. This ties February 1894 for the least snowiest February on record!
Because of the early onset of warmth, spring is showing up 20 days earlier than normal across the Southeast. This estimate by the National Phenology Network is based on early leafing plants as well as animal migrations.
Chances of light snow continue into Friday, especially across far southern Minnesota. By the weekend mild Pacific air begins to flow over Minnesota with temperatures early next week back 15 to 20 degrees above average.
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