Farmers get an early start, but not too early Mid-March is generally a time when snow still covers this high ground along the Buffalo Ridge in southwestern Minnesota. But this year, all the past rules about spring weather seem to have disappeared.5:35 a.m.
Warm weather brings some birds back In the fall, Duluth is famous among birdwatchers for the scores of hawks that fly past. But it's also a birding haven in the spring, when both raptors and songbirds migrate north.6:45 a.m.
A March for the record books What a month! More temperature records were broken this month than in any month since the Dust Bowl Era of the 1930s. Within the United States it is estimated that over 6,500 daily high temperature records were set or tied during the month of March.
Across Minnesota climate stations 424 new daily high temperature records were set and 327 new daily warm low temperature records were set in March, including 8 new statewide daily high temperature records, and for many observers, the earliest date for an 80 degree reading (March 17). In addition many observers reported the highest dewpoints ever measured in the month of March, some even in the 60s.
University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley discusses the weather with Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer.6:55 a.m.
In early spring, one family's last walk Every sign of winter's end carries significance for Terry Strack and his wife, Cynthia Smith-Strack, because they know it will likely be their last spring together.7:25 a.m.
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