Friday, August 12, 2011

Does Minnesota Really Have the Most Jekyll and Hyde Weather?

We’ve been wearing our part-time weather consulting hat, working with ForecastAdvisor, a leading provider of information and accuracy assessment for the weather geek/enthusiast, to help present information that shines light on the most weather-changeable cities in the U.S. They've created an analysis of weather variability along with individual city listings that you might find interesting. The listing, which includes the Twin Cities, can be found here.

If you’re inclined to provide feedback on what you find there, we’d love to hear it:
  • Does the analysis make sense to you?
  • Do the results surprise you?
  • What other information would be interesting to know?

Thanks for any feedback!


  1. SLGT risk for tommorrow...

  2. Ok, make it a SLGT risk for TODAY. The outlook above probably now shows somthing unrelated.

  3. This list isn't surprising at all, if you have a thorough understanding of climate (what primary factors influence climate, such as latitude, proximity to water, and elevation/terrain). Locations with the most variability are near the center of the continent, far from water, close to significant mountain ranges, and near a location where differing airmasses are constantly replacing one another. Very obvious looking at a map of Koeppen climate classification.

    The locations with little variability are near large bodies of water, at lower latitudes, and in tropical or Mediterranean climates.