Todd's StarTribune Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
FRIDAY: Wet start, slow PM clearing - brightening up and drying out as the day goes on. High: 59
FRIDAY NIGHT: A little more clearing. Low: 45
SATURDAY: Warm sun. Wow! Winds: S 10-20. High: 75
SUNDAY: Sunny, breezy, almost hot. No April Fool's joke. Winds: S 15. High: 80 (!) Low: 56
MONDAY: Showery rains, turning colder. Winds gust to 30 mph. High: 60. Low: 43
TUESDAY: Mix of clouds and sun, still windy. High: 55. Low: 37 (overnight frost possible)
Possible frosty start. More sun, not as chilly with less wind. High:
58. Low: 42
THURSDAY: More sun and warmer. High: 60. Low: 42
How about this time lapse from Alaska of some of the recent aurora.
Roll-Lenticular From the Swiss Alps
I love social networking sites. I made a new friend on Thursday who snapped this amazing shot from Sion Valais Switzerland. Thanks Olivier!! You can see Olivier Staiger's video HERE:
Closer to Home
Thanks to a good friend of mine, Thomas Major, for this picture in Delano along the Crow River. I'll be attempting to float down the Crow for a 23 mile canoe ride on Sunday... hoping for the best!
News Team Assemble!
Ron Burgundy (Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy) announced on Conan that after 8 long years, there will be an Anchorman sequel!
Thanks to my wife, Sheena Nelson, for this picture of a Thursday Sunrise.
Real Time Wind
I was literally BLOWN away by this graphic from: http://hint.fm/wind/index.html
It shows real time winds across the nation and shows some neat weather features!
Showers and thunderstorms will be ongoing through the middle part of the country, some could be strong to severe across the Ohio River Valley and heavy rain and snow continues in the Pacific Northwest.
Severe Weather Threat Friday
This is the severe weather outlook for Friday, which shows the best potential of strong to severe storms across parts of the Ohio River Valley. Hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible late Friday.
5 Day Precipitation Forecast
Crazy precipitation amounts continue to show up out west. Flood watches and warnings have been issued for spots that could see up to 12" of liquid through the upcoming weekend.
Pacific Northwest Watches & Warnings
Heavy rain up to 12" possible and several feet of mountain snow will be possible through the weekend.
Wet West Coast
Here are some of the latest rainfall numbers from around the region thanks to the
Warm Weekend Forecast
It'll be another very mild weekend with temperatures well above average... no April fool's joke!
Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check me out on Twitter @TNelsonWNTV
-Meteorologist Todd Nelson-
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Ah, so this is what they mean by "snow". I get it now - water actually freezes into fancy little ice crystals that stick together, gravity pulls them to the ground at an average speed of 3 mph. And traffic grinds to a halt on I-35. It's just snow folks, not billowing clouds of radioactivity. Couple inches of slush for most of us - but enough to lead the news and spark waves of indignant muttering about the weather. Southern Minnesota will see the heaviest snows, enough to shovel and plow and remind locals that they live in a far southern suburb of Winnipeg.
Yes, it looks more like Seattle (or London) than a typical Minnesota January day outside my window, but who am I to complain? Is 35F and gray better than sunny and 10F? Weather is subjective, but snow lovers and anyone trying to play hockey on an outdoor rink isn't very happy right now. We may see a few inches of slush late Tuesday and temperatures cool off slightly later in the week, but no Siberian Smacks are shaping up. Not yet.
We're stuck in a soggy rut and we can't seem to get out. Thanks to March-like temperatures, scattered rare January rain showers have helped to keep the snow melt on. The result is fog and low clouds mixed with drizzle... Ugh, I feel like a wet dog. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Mild temps and lingering light rain showers continue through the weekend. The mercury may dip just enough to coax a few wet flakes out the clouds on Sunday, but nothing will stick. We'll have a better chance of snow sticking early next week as a Pacific storm system moves into the Upper Midwest. Temps look fairly mild initially, which could make for sloppy event. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Closer to home, we settle into a somewhat soggy weather pattern with scattered light rain showers over the next few days. There may be a few wet snowflakes mixing in, but with highs flirting with 40 degrees through the weekend, streets remain mainly wet. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson