Kentucky recently received over 20" of snow in less than 24 hours...that's more than we've seen all winter! Nonetheless, our cold is getting old. We're due for a warm up. I predict spring fever in full swing next week!
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. H: 37 Wind: NW 10-15
Saturday Night: Light snow showers. L: 23
Sunday: Mostly sunny. H: 39 L: 23 Wind: W 10-15
Monday: Blue-bird day. H: 45 L: 30 Wind: SW 10-15
Tuesday: Warmest since mid-December. H: 52 L: 35 Wind: NW 2-4
Wednesday: Still mild. H: 47 L: 31 Wind: SE 5-10
First Glimpse: See the first global map of rainfall and snowfall measured by satellite over a 6 months period from April to September 2014.
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan. Data from GPM and the other new missions are making observations and providing scientists with new insights into global rain and snowfall, atmospheric carbon dioxide, ocean winds, clouds, and tiny airborne particles called aerosols.
One of the senors has already produced a global map of carbon dioxide from November 21 - December 27, 2014. Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are clearly seen over higher latitudes, including over Minnesota. This is to be expected during the winter when plants are dormant and more fuels are being burned for heating.
Worst of Winter Behind Us? A photographer reflects back on winter's beauty just as spring begins across the Great Lakes.
Electric Cars and Climate: New research shows that electric cars have "shorter range and more emissions in regions with extreme weather". In colder or hotter climates, electric cars heat or cool the passenger cabin at the expense of the battery life. And as we all know in Minnesota, batteries are less efficient in extreme cold.
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