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  • Winter storm warnings still popping up in Minnesota
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about snow and cold hanging on in the Upper Midwest even as the first day of spring has come and gone. He also says the outlook for the rest of spring favors colder than normal temperatures for the region.March 21, 2014
  • Wintry this weekend, 60s the next?
    More snow is expected in northern Minnesota Friday and this weekend will feel more like winter than spring. But next weekend should bring higher temperatures.March 20, 2014
  • How do we measure CO2 in the atmosphere?
    Every Thursday, MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide.The Daily Circuit, March 20, 2014
  • Spring! 50s to 60 degrees by next weekend?
    Just a quickie post this morning telling you (and myself) what most of us want to hear this time of year. It's going to warm up. If the longer range models are right, it may warm up big time by next weekend. We burn off some fog today, then our stronger late March spring sunshine can work on temps and melt some snow.March 20, 2014
  • Snow storm hits heaviest north of Twin Cities
    The storm left streets covered with warm, slushy snow for this morning's commute, and in the Twin Cities Metro Transit is advising riders to take an earlier bus. Trains were on time before the start of rush hour.March 19, 2014
  • Checking in on the flood forecast
    What does this year's rough winter portend for flood season?The Daily Circuit, March 18, 2014
  • Winter storm rolls in; 2 to 6 inches for metro tonight
    This late winter storm has flopped around more than most. Major model inconsistencies have narrowed, but this has been a far from easy storm to get a handle on. The golf analogy for this one feels like 'grip it and rip it.' Just relax, take your best swing and hope it goes in the right direction.March 18, 2014
  • Storm tracks south; snow ahead for metro
    Snow and mixed precip gathers west and north overnight. A light early morning mix may brush the Twin Cities, with the main event coming Tuesday late afternoon and especially Tuesday night.March 18, 2014
  • Major winter storm aims for Minnesota tomorrow
    March has been unusually quiet so far, but that's about to change in a big way. Winter storm watches and warnings are flying for much of central Minnesota for Tuesday, which means we may soon see scenes again like the one above.March 17, 2014
  • Pothole season is here, and it really is worse than last year
    If you've been out on the roads at all in the last week, you know that much of Minnesota is in the throes of that short season between winter and road construction. We're talking about pothole season. And after this year's especially harsh winter, just how bad are the potholes? They're bad.March 17, 2014
  • Frequent March tournament snow storms largely a myth
    MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about snow that just hasn't stopped in northeastern Minnesota, and he sheds light on whether Minnesota really does have frequent March tournament snow storms.March 14, 2014
  • Remembering Minn. climatologist Donald Baker
    Donald Baker, a climatologist at the University of Minnesota, passed away earlier this week at age 90.March 14, 2014
  • How climate change may have helped Genghis Khan
    A wet period created the fuel that the Mongol hordes needed to travel.The Daily Circuit, March 13, 2014
  • Massive Great Lakes ice and snow cover will boost lake levels in 2014
    Great Lakes water levels have approached record lows in recent years. The massive ice cover prevents wintertime evaporation. Deep winter snow pack fuels massive spring runoff, and boosts water levels in the Great Lakes. Both factors will contribute to higher water levels in 2014.March 11, 2014
  • They're melting! Great Lakes come close, but miss ice record
    The latest data from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory show the lakes are about 84 percent ice-covered, down from a peak this season of just over 92 percent and well short of the 95 percent high mark sent in 1979.March 11, 2014

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