Thursday, December 5, 2019

Major Snow Event Before First Arctic Surge?

Bitter cold is just a few days away. Will the arrival of the bone-chilling air be heralded by a significant snowstorm? We wait and watch.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Thanksgiving Week of Snow?

The eyes and ears of Minnesota's weather enthusiasts have perked up. It appears that a busy week is in the offing. The first Winter Storm Watch of the season is up for Tuesday night. How do you see this week's storminess playing out?

Sunday, April 7, 2019

One Last Snowstorm In the Cards?

The latest weather models (as of late Saturday night) seem to suggest that an "interesting" event may be shaping up for next week. Snow lovers want one last taste. Others, not so much. Is an April snowstorm in the cards?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Are Significant Flakes Over for the Season?

The weekend's slightly under achieving storm is over. Does Mother Nature have any more flakes left in her?

Monday, March 4, 2019

Will We Do This Again?

The snow... it keeps a 'pilin up. Is there more in store for the coming weekend?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Snowy Start to March

It would appear that March will start out doing a great February impression. More snow and cold seems in the offing.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Record Set, Is There More Icing on the Cake?

With the February snow record now shattered, Minnesota weather enthusiasts eyed the weekend for perhaps a bit more snow to add to the final record tally. Y'all shall discuss those prospects here.

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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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cold, Colder, Coldest

Minnesota's legendary cold has arrived. Enjoy... or not. And this article seems especially timely.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Cold is Here. Will Lasting Snow Follow?

For snow lovers in the Twin Cities, it's been a depressing winter. The mild air appears to be a memory now, however, and the threat of at least "several inches" of snow (per current NWS discussion) appears in the offing. Will it be enough to make the majority of this blog's readers happy? We shall see.

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