Minnesota Public Radio features by Craig Edwards http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30483 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:56:11 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Craig Edwards http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Severe weather threat likely for part of Sunday The chance for strong to severe storms is most likely later in the day and into tonight. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/08/threat-for-severe-storms-mainly-late-afternoon-and-evening/?refid=0 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:55:49 -0500 Cool weather now but warmup on the way Here we are approaching the heart of the summer season and temperatures are more like back to school weather. But a warming trend has been ordered up and is on its way. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/07/cool-weather-now-but-warmup-on-the-way/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:21:45 -0500 Play ball? Forecasting the weather at Target Field As the on-site meteorologist at Target Field, Craig Edwards can attest that the game is meant to be played outdoors. He takes us through how Twins officials handle thunderstorms. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/07/play-ball-forecasting-the-weather-at-target-field/?refid=0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:19:16 -0500 Rivers slowly receding; a cool start to July A cool front is tracking south and will arrive with brisk northwest winds, dropping the temperatures well below normal as we begin the month of July. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/06/rivers-slowly-receding-a-cool-start-to-july/?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:41:51 -0500 Flooding rains drench Minn.; more on way Showers and thunderstorms erupted over Minnesota, northeast South Dakota and northern Iowa Saturday afternoon. More rain is coming. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/06/flooding-rains-drenched-parts-of-minnesota-rain-moves-north-this-morning/?refid=0 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:40:04 -0500 Storms ahead: Warm front sets the stage for rain, wind From the Updraft: Already today, rainfall has exceeded over an inch in portions of southwest Minnesota and periods of strong storms and heavy rains are likely to continue across much of the state. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/06/warm-front-setting-the-stage-for-a-stormy-period-and-flooding-rains/?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:59:13 -0500 Heavy weekend rain recharges SW Minnesota After experiencing a rather dry spring, generous rainfall has occurred in June over southwest Minnesota, where totals have already exceeded over 4 inches in some locations. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/06/probability-of-rain-moisture-recharge-southwest-minnesota/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:10:31 -0500 More storms on tap after parts of state hammered Saturday A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1 p.m. on Tuesday for much of Minnesota. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/06/thundestorms-hammered-central-and-southern-minnesota-more-storms-on-tap/?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 08:47:42 -0500 Week ahead will be chilly, with some cold rain and wet snow A weather maker is shaping up for mid week and we'll be tracking the chances of accumulating snowfall. Currently, a couple of inches of wet snow look to be most likely north of the Twin Cities. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/04/week-ahead-will-be-chilly-with-some-cold-rain-and-wet-snow/?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:31:48 -0500 High temps today likely to be 30 degrees below normal; snow possible Friday, Saturday Brrrr. Afternoon highs are likely to top out about 30 degrees shy of normal in the state today. Snow moves into parts of Minnesota Friday and Saturday. "The earlier sunrises and the later sunsets are the most positive things I can offer on a day when wind chill readings are bitterly cold," writes meteorologist Craig Edwards on Updraft. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/02/dangerous-wind-chills-thursday-make-minnesota-the-icebox-of-the-nation/?refid=0 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:22:07 -0600 Strong winds, falling temperatures and darkness add up to trouble Winds are likely to remain strong through midnight before diminishing across western Minnesota. By daybreak, the highest winds will be in far eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/02/strong-winds-falling-temperatures-and-darkness-add-up-to-trouble/?refid=0 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:22:12 -0600 Misery continues with bitter cold, ground blizzard Another invasion of arctic air will dive south through the state today. And strong winds will likely whip up snow already on the ground later today in parts of central and southern Minnesota. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/02/ground-blizzard-later-today-dangerously-cold-wind-chills/?refid=0 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:23:12 -0600 Coldest winter in more than 35 years; blizzard conditions develop on Wednesday Expect a blustery Wednesday with winds shifting from the southwest to the northwest. Wind chill readings will be well below zero on Wednesday night. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/02/coldest-winter-in-more-than-35-years-blizzard-conditions-develop-on-wednesday/?refid=0 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:24:39 -0600 Snow passing south; cold air going nowhere A swath of light snow, accumulating an inch or two will pass through southwest Minnesota and Iowa this evening and overnight. With the cold temperatures this coating of snow will make for hazardous travel. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/02/snow-passing-south-cold-air-going-nowhere/?refid=0 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:06:41 -0600 Biting cold returns Another band of arctic air is descending into Minnesota and the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week. Relief comes Friday. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2014/01/biting-cold-is-back-moderation-comes-friday/?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:36:47 -0600 Here comes the arctic blast By Sunday morning temperatures will have fallen nearly 50 degrees in western Minnesota. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected across much of the state. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/12/arctic-blast-poised-to-pounce-be-prepared-for-brisk-winds-and-cold/?refid=0 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:45:25 -0600 Coldest morning of the season; accumulating snow again on Tuesday Use caution when taking to the roadways Tuesday and Tuesday night. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/12/coldest-morning-of-the-season-accumulating-snow-again-on-tuesday/?refid=0 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:40:16 -0600 Monday's chill to be even colder Tuesday morning Temperatures in the single digits early Monday morning are going to to be even colder Tuesday. However, on Wednesday the cold air eases and temperatures will moderate some. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/11/chilly-this-morning-even-colder-tuesday-morning/?refid=0 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:53:49 -0600 More heat today; some thunderstorm relief More heat and humidity are in store for southern Minnesota, where a heat advisory has been posted for today. Look for heat index values to once again approach 100 degrees this afternoon. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/08/robust-thunderstorms-across-northern-minnesota-more-heat-and-humidity-south/?refid=0 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:01:35 -0500 Thunderstorms waiting to ignite but cool front coming into view Powerful thunderstorms are expected to erupt along a cool front in northeast Minnesota this evening and then track southeast. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/07/thunderstorms-waiting-to-ignite-but-cool-front-coming-into-view/?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:15:22 -0500 More muggy heat today; cooler Friday A cool front was draped over far northern Minnesota resulting in a rather larget cluster of thunderstorms early this morning. Debris clouds from the decaying storms will hold the tempreatures down in that region this afternoon. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/07/more-heat-humidity-cool-front-arrives-tonight/?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:38:59 -0500 Heat Advisory for the Twin Cities metro The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a heat advisory for the greater Twin Cities Metro area from this afternoon until Thursday evening. The heat island of the urban region will hold overnight minimums in the upper 70s. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/07/heat-advisory-for-the-twin-cities-metro/?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:59:31 -0500 Updraft: Heat, humidity and thunderstorms this week There has been a lot of talk about the heavy rain in some locations of Minnesota over the weekend. It is probably fair to point out that many places missed out on the more than generous rains. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/07/midsummer-classic-heat-humidity-thunderstorms/?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:49:38 -0500 Updraft: Severe thunderstorms for southern Minnesota A cluster of showers and thunderstorms will move east across southern Minnesota this morning and into Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and northern Illinois. /collections/special/columns/updraft/archive/2013/06/severe_thunderstorms_possible.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:01:19 -0500 Updraft: The spring we're looking for; rain Tuesday night A sunny Monday and Tuesday brings us the spring weather we've been waiting for. But starting Tuesday night, bouts of showers and thundershowers are forecast for rest of the week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/updraft/archive/2013/05/the_spring_weve_been_looking_f.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Updraft: Get ready to shovel this weekend in Minn. Confidence is growing for a major winter storm to take aim at Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and northwest Wisconsin this weekend, with areas of the upper Midwest likely to be buried in heavy snow Saturday night and Sunday. /collections/special/columns/updraft/archive/2013/02/tracking_the_developing_winter.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:32:48 -0600 'Ice box' thaws as winter about to return As darkness sets in and the moisture cools , freezing rain becomes a concern for travelers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/updraft/archive/2013/01/ice_box_thaws_as_winter_waits.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:13:18 -0600 Snow burst accompanied by gusty winds, blast of cold Late this afternoon a burst of snow, reducing visibilities to a half mile, was moving through central Minnesota. This snow band should pass through the Twin Cities between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. /collections/special/columns/updraft/archive/2012/11/burst_of_snow_accompanied_by_g.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:35:56 -0600 Strong storm system could bring up to six inches of snow to NW Minn. Heavy snow may accumulate more than six inches north and west from Fargo to Baudette later tonight and Thursday. /collections/special/columns/updraft/?refid=0 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:43:51 -0600