Strong to Severe Storm Risk Northern/Western Minnesota
May 7, 2014 — 4:27pm
Tracking Some Rough Weather. Severe storm warnings have been issued for the Brainerd Lakes area for storms capable of dime to quarter size hail. According to NOAA SPC conditions are ripe for more storms over west central and southwestern Minnesota with hail sizes near severe criteria. The next 24-36 hours promise to be volatile over much of Minnesota with the best chance of severe storms Thursday afternoon.
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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.
Highs will climb into the 50s under sunny skies Monday across southern Minnesota, while a few snow showers will be possible by the evening in northern Minnesota. There aren't too many weather concerns this week locally though for any Turkey Day travels. More in the blog! - D.J. Kayser