Long Range No-Forecast

Long range weather forecasts of the upcoming season used to be as fruitless as guessing wildly.  However, scientific investigation into large-scale weather anomalies and their effects around the world have now given meteorologists a fighting chance of making seasonal forecasts that are, at least, occasionally helpful.  We are able to offer sound advice based on…
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More Mild Weather

The calendar turns to October tomorrow and the weather has been a little cooler this week.  Despite these two inescapable facts, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about more mild weather in the coming weeks. September will finish with a monthly average temperature somewhere near seven degrees above the long-term average.  It was…
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It’s Just A Forecast

  Even as technology improves, weather forecasting is still forecasting.  We are almost never exactly right.  Our goal on a daily basis is to be close enough to be useful, and most of the time, we are.  Sometimes, however, we do miss by a lot, like Monday’s snow storm. Most Twin Cities forecasts on the previous Friday had…
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Lower Maximums

The high temperature this past Wednesday of 96 degrees was the warmest of the year.  If that holds, it would continue our trend in recent years of our maximum yearly temperature being below the historical average.  From 1900 through 1990 the average yearly maximum temperature was 99 degrees.  Since 1990 the average maximum has been…
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Climate Utopia

Often times during my public speaking appearances, I talk about the concept of climate utopia.  It is a reference to how common it is for people to think that what they see today will be the way things will always be.  Put another way, the future will be a perfect utopia with no changes. Although…
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