9th coldest on record
46 days below zero (and counting)
85% on the misery index.
These are just some of the stats used to describe this winter of 2014. Spring can't come soon enough. Meteorological winter ended Friday, giving way to meteorological Spring (March, April, May). Too bad it won't feel anything like it.
Saturday: Record cold high on this date: 0° Serious cold for Whiteout. H: 3°
Saturday Night: Very cold. L: -13 Wind: NW 10
Sunday: Mostly sunny. H: 4 L: -10 Wind: NW 4
Monday: Increasing clouds. H: 9 L: 6 Wind: NW 2
Tuesday: Snow. Close to 1 inch. H: 16 L: 4 Wind: SE 7
Wednesday: Snow. Additional 1-2 inches. H: 24 L: 12 Wind: SE 2
As of Friday, we've clocked 46 days below zero. That's good enough for 4th place. But when you count the amount of time below zero we're at 20-25 days. Crazy. This is what the good folks at Iowa Mesonet had to say about the graphic above:
The amount of time is expressed in units of 24 hour days, not the number of days with a sub zero temperature. If you are curious how these numbers compare to what we typically experience during winter, they are about 1.5 to 3 times larger than average.
Two snow storms pass just south of the state. Both will be close enough to brush extreme southern Minnesota with minor accumulations through Saturday night. Twin Cities miss out on the snow...for now.
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