Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Rainy December May Continue to Consternation of Snow Lovers

Whining about Minnesota winter goes here.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Toward Christmas and Beyond -- Scanning the Meteorological Horizon for Snow and Cold

With two consecutive weekend snowstorms behind us, what does the future hold? Use this space to discuss possible storms as we approach Christmas and beyond.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Repeat Performance on the Way?

There are strong signals that Friday/Saturday may offer a repeat performance in the snowstorm department. Here's our latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGvYULt8Vk&feature=youtu.be

Monday, December 5, 2016

Will Arctic Air Keep Snow Away For Christmas?

Although Christmas is still weeks away, it's never too early to sweat out whether Christmas will be white or brown. Given the current situation, and the the prospect that incoming arctic air may shove the storm track too far south, it might be another white (or brown) knuckler.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

First Major Winter Storm - Is MSP in the Crosshairs?

It would appear that the season's first heavy snow will largely miss Minneapolis/St. Paul, but the verdict is not yet in. What say you?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Severe Weather on the Horizon?

It finally seems safe to bury the snow shovel in the northland. But that means that severe weather can't be far off. Might that come on Friday?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Final Hurrah for Snow Lovers?

Accumulating snow was edging into the forecast for midweek. What will come to pass?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Firefall at Yosemite: A Rare Spectacle

While Minnesota endures uneventful winter weather over the coming days, I thought I'd share an amazing spectacle that I unexpectedly happened into last weekend while visiting Yosemite National Park. (Dirty secret: I went there solely because I was missing snow.)

For those who haven't been to Yosemite before, it's notable for incredibly steep, tall and distinct rock formations. In spring, melting snow (assuming it snows) fuels a series of widely photographed waterfalls.

I was driving out of the valley floor in hastening darkness and noticed a bunch of people taking photos of what I assumed to be "just another falls." But this one was different. The setting sun lit the the falls in just the right way so that the water glowed like lava.

I had no idea what a rare spectacle I'd seen until I came back to the Bay Area and saw a Facebook post from KTVU. As I read up on it, I learned that it's a sight that's only seen certain weeks in February when snow and melting conditions are just right. To say it was awe-inspiring is somehow an understatement.

And for good measure, here are a few other pictures I took at Yosemite that incredible weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

After the Groundhog....

Buoyed by a high-achieving Groundhog Day snowstorm, Minnesota winter enthusiasts looked ahead to more possibilities for snow. Use this space to discuss....

Monday, February 1, 2016

Models Waffle, What Will Tuesday Bring?

Forecasts for Tuesday were seemingly uncertain with models taking a snow system to within possible striking distance of Minneapolis/St. Paul. What are your latest thoughts?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eyeing a Possible Storm for Next Week

Although it's days off, model data suggests there's a system to watch for next week that could result in significant snow for Minnesota. We asked Tom Novak from @novakweather for his thoughts at this early juncture. And thanks to viewer questions!

Friday, January 22, 2016

"Interesting" Weather Around the Corner?

The possibility of a somewhat significant snow event exists late Sunday into Monday according to local forecasters. While it will no doubt be a tiny fraction of the snow falling in the Mid-Atlantic, it will bring some interest to a winter that's been rather boring in Minnesota. Record your thoughts here!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Mid- and Late-Week Snow Possbilities? Vikings Playoff Weather? Arctic Push Next Weekend?

Since the Boxing Day storm that delivered substantial snow amounts to some, the weather has been winter blasé. The forecast appears to hold out possibilities for snow on Wednesday and Friday. And what will the weather be like for the all-important Vikings-Seahawks game on Sunday?

Use this space to discuss your thoughts.