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Weather fun this weekend
Posted at 3:04 PM on November 30, 2007 by Melanie Sommer (1 Comments)
Winter apparently begins in earnest in the Upper Midwest this weekend, what with predictions of a fairly significant snowfall for most of Saturday. The usual hype is reaching somewhat of a fever pitch, I think, although the first snowfall is the kind of event that folks around here either enjoy or dread -- depending on their point of view.
We've been gabbing about the weather today in the newsroom, and sharing how we like/dislike the impending snow and cold.
For instance, one of our editors said he's gone so far as to ask U of M Climatologist Mark Seeley what city in the U.S. he considers ideal, weather-wise. The answer: Flagstaff, Arizona. Said editor is only half-jokingly making plans to move to Flagstaff (By the way, it's 46 degrees there today, with some light rain).
Another of our editors said today is his favorite kind of day -- cold but with no snow. He said if the temp never rises above 50 degrees again, he'd be happy as could be. And a third allowed as to how he needs some snow to make the cold more bearable.
As for me, my perfect weather is what you find on Maui, where the forecast most often calls for partly cloudy skies, a slight chance of an afternoon shower, and a high of 82 degrees.
Getting back to reality -- this weekend I'm just playing my usual waiting game -- waiting to see if the forecasts are right.
You can keep track of the weather this weekend at mpr.org. Paul Huttner and Craig Edwards will be updating the Updraft blog regularly, and our weather page has all the latest conditions, including watches and warnings.
We'd also love to see any photos you take of the winter wonderland outside your door, too. You can use this form to submit them.
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Yay for snow!
Posted by Amanda | November 30, 2007 4:34 PM