80F on Wednesday? After a VERY chilly weekend, temps will rebound into the 70s and 80s by Wednesday. Enjoy it because it'll only last a day, temps will drop to well below average levels again by Thursday. Severe Threat Wednesday? According to NOAA's SPC, there is a risk of strong to severe storms across parts of southeastern MN on Wednesday afternoon/evening. Stay tuned! Chilly Last Weekend of September Thanks to Praedictix Meteorologist DJ Kayser for the picture below. He is spending some time up north and has been dealing with pretty chilly/frosty temps as of late. Other than a quick temp warm up on Wednesday, much of the week ahead will be cool and somewhat soggy. Low Temps Saturday Morning Saturday morning was the coldest morning in the Twin Cities since April 25th when the mercury dipped to 35F. Officially, MSP Airport has not yet seen its first frost of 32F or colder and the last time we've dipped to that mark was April 20th at 28F. … [Read more...] about Touch of Rosa? Why Meteorologists Are Pessimists
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We Are All Going To Need Some Weather Therapy The reason I bring this up: our tortured April has the entire state in need of emergency therapy. Looking at the weather maps I don't know whether to laugh or weep. Winds will gust over 40 mph, creating blizzard conditions south/west of the metro area Saturday. Never tell a Minnesotan not to travel, but personally, I'd have a Plan B for Saturday. 40s return next week; a sun angle similar to late August melts most of the snow by midweek. I'm sorry. Follow the Trends. Yesterday afternoon the local NWS office was going with 7" in the Twin Cities. They have progressively increased this over time as models appear to come into rough alignment with the axis of heaviest snow. Spaghetti Plot. Earlier model runs were clustering in the 6-10" range for the Twin Cities. 00z runs from Thursday evening were showing considerably higher amounts; well over a foot for MSP. Source: Iowa State. Ice Storm Potential. The best chance of sleet and glaze ice will … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th coincidence: Up to a foot of snow in mid-April?
BREAKING -- After 990 consecutive days writing Playbook (including weekends and every holiday), Mike Allen has Gone Fishin’, taking his first day off since August 30, 2009. ABOUT LAST NIGHT -- Omaha World-Herald, “Fischer trips Bruning, will take on Kerrey for Senate seat,” by Robynn Tysver and Jeffrey Robb: “[Deborah] Fischer, who raised a paltry $440,000 to front-runner Jon Bruning’s $3.6 million, is now in position to become the second woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska, if she defeats Democrat Bob Kerrey in the fall. … ‘We need somebody who’s different. Somebody who’s tough. Somebody who’s a Nebraskan,’ said Fischer, 61, in a not-so-veiled reference to Kerrey having lived the last dozen years in New York City. She beat Bruning by slightly more than 10,000 votes and nearly doubled Stenberg’s tally.” http://bit.ly/IXAbqs Story Continued Below KEEPING SCORE -- The Nebraska results are a … [Read more...] about GUEST PLAYBOOKER: ABC’S JONATHAN KARL — BIDEN TO GO BAIN, ATTACK ‘ROMNEY ECONOMICS’ TODAY IN OHIO — Sarah Palin trumps DeMint in Nebraska — Crossroads GPS launches $25M ad campaign targeting Obama
BREAKING – Chuck Todd unveils NBC/WSJ national numbers on “Meet the Press”: 47-47 among likely voters. Chuck to David Gregory: “Not all tied races are equal. The President sitting at 47, if this were the Sunday before Election Day, there would be a lot of concerns in Chicago. They want to be at 48 or 49. Sitting at 47 is a good number for a challenger, but not a good number for an incumbent. … The gender gap: Among men, Romney – a 10-point lead. … Women: … President, an 8-point lead here. This is actually his smallest lead among women that we’ve had all year long. … In the Midwest, Romney, a narrow lead, but way inside the margin of error. And among all the collective battleground states, a little bit of a lead for Mitt Romney. … Colorado … might be the closest in the country. But it’s the Midwest – that is the ticket to 270 electoral votes.” --WSJ’s Neil King Jr., “Romney Surges to … [Read more...] about 16 days to Nov. 6 — ROMNEY ‘SURGE’: Race may be ‘one of the closest in U.S. history’– THE POLITICS OF IRAN: NYT vs. White House — Messina’s ‘grand bet’ — Saluting George McGovern