Saturday, February 16, 2019

Will a February Snow Record Be Set?

Snow lovers—and other interested weather enthusiasts—were watching close to see if February's monthly snowfall record at MSP will be matched and eclipsed. Place your bets.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Redux: Snowy Week in February

Rinse and repeat: is another snowy week in the offing? February snowfall may turn out to be one for the books. Or did we just jinx that possibility?

The snowy scene at MSP on Feb. 7

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Snowy Week in February?


February is traditionally the least snowiest of the primary winter months in Minnesota, with mother nature typically getting bored with winter before winding up (some years) with a snowy March. But this year may be different. This week, for example, appears to hold promise for snow lovers. We shall see....


Monday, January 28, 2019

Time to Buck Up

OK, kids, who's got that Minnesota macho face on? As you undoubtedly know, the forecast calls for a level of cold that we've not seen in years, potentially since 1996. TMF's proud host will assume that most of you are hoping we bag a record or two.

As of this writing, The Weather Channel is posting a tidy low of -31 for St. Paul on Wednesday night.

Stop for a minute and think about minus 31. That's count 'em, 63 degrees below freezing. If it reaches -31—and that's kind of hard to believe—it can warm up 62 degrees and water would still become ice. It would have to warm up 31 degrees to the point where the insides of your nose don't freeze up within seconds.

Or think about it another way. In the summer, 90 degrees is commonly considered hot. If the weather were to cool down 60 degrees to 30 degrees, that would be a pretty complete transition from the height of summer to decent winter, at least for most people in the country. But then add ANOTHER 61 degrees. Seems like that would be going from winter to a difficult-to-comprehend kind of sub winter, winter cold on steroids.

Enjoy the ride. Unless you're planning on visiting Fairbanks for International Falls, this is as good as it's going to get, possibly for the rest of your life.

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