Lingering showers, T-Showers (severe storm risk mainly over Wisconsin)
May 29, 2013 — 4:54pm
Dodging A Bullet. The greatest potential for hail and damaging winds will come south and east of a line from Owatonna to Hastings, deeper into the moist, unstable air. Showers are weakening around the metro area - with a little planning and luck you may be able to salvage a ball game or walk around the lake close to MSP as the strongest storms race across Wisconsin. NWS Doppler radar at 4:48 pm.
Severe Storm Watch. NOAA SPC has issued a Storm Watch for much of Wisconsin and far southeastern Minnesota until 10 pm. This is where the most intense T-storms should materialize, with a possibilty of a bow-echo capable of damaging straight-line winds. Storms may approach severe limits in the Twin Cities, but I'm more concerned about flash flooding than tornadoes and damaging winds.
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The Twin Cities has had a measly 0.6 inches of snow this month, which is nearly 6 inches below average. Meanwhile, Duluth has had 10.5 inches through the first 24 days of November and 21.6 inches so far this season! Good grief... Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
What a Thanksgiving Day: blue sky, pleasant temperatures, light winds, turkey...another Vikings win...more turkey...more football. Nap. About as good as it gets. Ever. We should see 50s today before an afternoon rain shower. A cooler Saturday gives way to another shot at 50F Sunday, again Monday before cooling off again next week. Nothing Nanook brewing just yet...
It's pretty quiet out there, all things considered. We could easily be knee-deep in snow and ice by now, so 40s and 50s? Personally, I can live with that. Winds ease up today with flurries, maybe a coating up north by afternoon. Temperatures moderate Thanksgiving into Friday; relative warmth spilling into early next week. A strong west flow should insulate us from the coldest winds of winter through the first week of December. After that all bets are off.
November got off to a numbing start, and it looks like we'll finish the month with a slight mild bias; more 40s, even a couple more 50s possible before we skate into December. The weather looks miraculously quiet this week - 40s return by Thanksgiving with a shot at 50F on Friday. Considering snow could be thigh-high by now I'm not about to complain.