Minnesota State Record

Moorhead is usually credited with having the warmest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota at 114 degrees on July 6, 1936. What is usually lost in the records is the fact that on this date in 1917, Beardsley Minnesota hit 115 degrees for the actual state record. Truth is, the cooperative observer in Beardsley recorded 114.5…
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Unstable

If you are a regular weather watcher, you will hear the term unstable used very frequently to describe the current or future state of the atmosphere, especially if a storm is in the forecast. Instability in the atmosphere can be thought of as the ability of a parcel of air to rise. As a parcel…
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Cold Winter

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are of course in the midst of the summer season whereas the Southern Hemisphere is in the middle of their winter and what a winter it has been so far. Brisbane, Australia had their coldest reading on record and their first below freezing temperature recorded at their airport last…
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It’s The Dew Point

We have all heard the old saying “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”, you may have even said that these past few days, but what you really should be saying is “it’s not the heat, but the dew point”.  Relative humidity is exactly that, relative.  Relative Humidity is high nearly every morning of the…
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Green Sky

A viewer sent us an email asking why the sky turns green, especially in tornadic storms.  There is not a definitive answer as to why some storms have a greenish hue to them, but this phenomenon seems to occur the most when an unusually high amount of water is present in a thunderstorm.  Strong updrafts…
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